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An enormous rooftop greenhouse on Chicago's South Side is growing crops year-round and providing the area with much-needed local produce. Joining us to talk about Gotham Greens' growing power is co-founder and CEO, Viraj Puri. 

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Geoffrey Baer

The famously irascible Frank Lloyd Wright estranged two artists on a single short-lived project. Learn the fate of Wright's lost Midway Gardens and play tennis at the Kenwood Country Club as local history expert Geoffrey Baer heads to the South Side.

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Pastor Corey Brooks sits down with Paris Schutz to discuss his controversial endorsement of Republican Bruce Rauner for governor, his mission to curb violence and bring economic development to his community, and why he is inviting presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle to come to the South Side for a series of town hall meetings.

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Film director Spike Lee is giving few clues into the approach he'll take with his controversially titled Chiraq. But at a press conference this morning outside St. Sabina Church on the South Side, Lee did say “Chicago will survive” his take on the city’s violence that has made international headlines. We hear from the controversial director and some victims’ relatives about their support for Lee’s film which is currently in preproduction in Chicago.

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After months of speculation, the Barack Obama Foundation officially announces the library is coming to the South Side of Chicago. But when and where will it be located exactly? Paris Schutz has the details. 

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A new poll commissioned by the Obama Foundation says a large majority of residents support the Presidential Library in a south side park. Does that mean Chicago is the winner in the library sweepstakes? We have the details.

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City officials face the public on whether an Obama Presidential Library should locate in a south side park. Vote in our poll.

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Jon Lowenstein/NOOR

Photographer Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the South Side for over a decade. His latest project, "Chicago's Bloody Year," depicts the intricate and intimate effects of gun violence in the community. He joins us.

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Marimba music fills a South Side church and creates opportunities for young musicians. We have the story.

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Film director Andy Davis takes us back to Chicago R&B of the 1970s.

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Debbie Halvorson is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 2nd District.

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Jesse Jackson,Jr. is the incumbent in the race for Congress in the 2nd District.

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Courtesy Pen Waggener

The battle over a proposed police firing range on the city's South Side is ruffling a few feathers. We talk about new developments in the controversial plan.

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A South Side church is being carefully dismantled, stone by stone. What will happen to all the pieces? We find out from Geoffrey Baer in Ask Geoffrey.

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(Credit: "Chicago's Only Castle")

A castle in Chicago? We have the remarkable story of a 19th century Beverly landmark. 

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Provident Hospital of Cook County

The premiere hospital on the South Side, the University of Chicago Medical Center, does not have an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the level of emergency care on the South Side of Chicago.