Stories by Lindsay Prossnitz

Logan Center for the Arts Grand Opening

Things are looking up for the arts in Hyde Park. We tour the new Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus, and speak with the architects.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/5 - 10/7

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Presidential Debate Preview

Jason DeSanto joins Carol Marin with a preview of what to expect in the first 2012 presidential debate.

Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Diane Lane stars in Tennessee Williams' play, Sweet Bird of Youth. Hedy Weiss reviews this, and three more shows on Chicago stages.

Weekend Events Around Town: 9/28- 9/30

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Scotland's First Minister Visits Chicago

The First Minister of Scotland talks about his push for Scottish independence.

Renowned Oboist Alex Klein

One of the foremost oboe players on the planet joins us. Alex Klein tells us what brings him to Chicago from Brazil -- and how he manages the affliction that threatened his career.

Check, Please! Food Truck Fest

WTTW held the first annual Check, Please! Food Truck Fest on Friday, and we didn’t let the weather rain on our parade.

Weekend Events Around Town: 9/21- 9/23

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Expo Chicago

A new art expo sets sail at Navy Pier. We hear from the director on why this fair has the art world buzzing.

Abstract Painter Morris Barazani

We meet a Chicago artist who has been painting since the 1940s and is just now getting his due.

Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

To see or not to see -- Hedy Weiss reviews Hamlet and three more shows during this busy theater season.

Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

“Brain Clock”, Microbiomes, Levitating Pharmaceuticals, Smell & Dark Energy

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, explains how what appears to be a magic trick is helping scientists develop pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. He has that story and more on tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Cigar Box Guitar Enthusiasts Aren’t Just Blowing Smoke

We meet two local guitar players who make their instruments out of cigar boxes.

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No Vote To End Strike Yet

The House of Delegates did not vote to end a strike today.

Weekend Events Around Town: 9/14-9/16

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Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto

Fashion at the Field Museum. We join designer Maria Pinto as she digs deep into the museum's collection for an exhibit about cross-cultural clothing.

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Charter Schools Open During Strike

While the Chicago teachers’ strike continues into a second day, some 52,000 students are going about their normal, daily routines. These students are served by the 119 charter schools in Chicago.

Weekend Events Around Town: 9/7- 9/9

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Web Extra: Profile of Local Band

Local band Wooden Rings is performing this weekend at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. Watch a sneak preview of the band’s performances and listen to the members talk about getting their music off the ground, including securing grant money from the Community Arts Assistance Program.

Gov. Quinn's Labor Battles Follow Him to the DNC

Just two weeks after being booed off stage on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair, Gov. Pat Quinn’s labor battles are keeping up with him in Charlotte.

Weekend Events Around Town: 8/31- 9/3

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Web Extra: Illinois' Credit Rating Drops

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced Wednesday that it is lowering their rating on bonds issued by the state of Illinois from an A+ rating to an A rating. The cost of General Obligation bonds will now increase for taxpayers because of the lower A rating. S&P analysts noted that the rating was lowered due to “the state’s weak pension funding levels and lack of action on reform measures.”

CTU Files 10-Day Strike Notice

The Chicago Teachers Union plans to file a 10-day strike notice on Wednesday, meaning a teacher walkout could begin as early as the second week of school. In a press release issued today, union President Karen Lewis stated, “This is a difficult decision for all of us to make.

Ethics Reform Task Force Releases Part II of Report

Earlier this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed an Ethics Reform Task Force to review the current ethics ordinance and make recommendations on how to improve it. The four-man task force released the first part of their recommendations back at the end of April, citing 34 specific recommendations on how the city could strengthen their ethics ordinance and curb corruption. The long-awaited part II of the report was finally released Monday.