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Motown Mastermind Lamont Dozier Makes Music with Chicago Children’s Theatre

From left: E. Faye Butler, Alejandro Medina, Breon Arzell and Jesse Bhamrah in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s world premiere of “Last Stop on Market Street.” (Photo credit: Charles Osgood)

He wrote a multitude of Motown classics, and now he’s working with Chicago Children’s Theatre. Legendary songwriter Lamont Dozier and his son talk about their new musical “Last Stop on Market Street.” 

Prominent UIC Child Psychiatrist Accused of Putting Children at Risk

Dr. Mani Pavuluri (Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Chicago)

A star researcher is accused of violating research rules and putting children at risk, while UIC is accused of being compliant. We speak with Jodi Cohen, the ProPublica Illinois reporter who broke the story.

Newly Rediscovered Historic House in Wilmette Faces Uncertain Future


An historic house from the 1933 Century of Progress is among the buildings on Landmarks Illinois 2018 most endangered list. We revisit our tour of the long-forgotten house.

Rauner Dismisses Would-Be Opponent as ‘Pawn’

“McCann is being used as a pawn by Pritzker and Madigan,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thusday, April 26, 2018.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner weighs in for the first time on a new entrant to the governor’s race: state Sen. Sam McCann.

Chicago’s Last Tannery Specializes in Horse Leather, NFL Footballs


Horween Leather has some high-profile clients. And if you’re a sports fan, chances are you’ve seen their work at play.

Chicago Launches CityKey, a New Municipal ID Program


Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia tells us about the new ID card that pulls triple duty as a library and Ventra card. But it’s not without controversy.

Former Lake Bluff Students Sue School District Over Sex Abuse Allegations

Charles Ritz seen following his 2016 arrest, left, and during his time as a Lake Bluff teacher. (Anderson & Associates)

Five former students filed civil suits this week against Lake Bluff School District 65, claiming it knowingly employed a sexually abusive teacher in the 1970s and ‘80s.

First Loves and Guilty Pleasures: Creating ‘The Mixtape of My Life’


The soundtrack to first loves, bad fights and family memories: Robert Elder’s new “music memoir” helps you create the mixtape of your life.

DEA Taking Back Prescription Drugs Saturday


Clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of unused prescriptions during a biannual event that’s collected more than 9 million pounds of pills since its 2010 launch.

Porchlight Unlocks the Blazing Heart and Soul In Musical ‘Memphis’

Liam Quealy as Huey Calhoun and Aeriel Williams as Felicia Farrell in “Memphis” from Porchlight Music Theatre. (Photo by Michael Courier)

A transformative evening in the theater, Porchlight Music Theatre’s production features galvanic direction, volcanic dancing, a powerhouse onstage band and a large, fiercely talented cast.

Gun-Rights Advocates Beat Back Effort to Regulate Illinois Gun Dealers


Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the Gun Dealer Licensing Act in March. Wednesday was key to determining whether that veto would stick. 

Melania Trump and the Role of First Lady

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the 58th presidential inaugural parade in Washington D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Gabriel Silva / Wikimedia Commons)

First lady Melania Trump hosts her first state dinner. A look at the historical role of first lady and how Trump is approaching the job.

Countering Racism, Racial Profiling: Is Racial Bias Training Enough?

(Derek Goulet / Flickr)

Starbucks’ CEO apologizes after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store and pledges a nationwide racial bias training. Is it enough?

Taking Flight with 30 Years of the Illinois Butterfly Network

(Courtesy of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum)

We peek behind the scenes at an exotic butterfly sanctuary in Chicago, and learn how volunteers help scientists track butterfly populations.

Radio Host Delilah Returns to Chicago Airwaves


After a recent break from radio, the self-described “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” is back. Delilah joins us in discussion.

CPS Promises Change to ‘Unacceptable’ School Cleanliness Levels


Chicago Public Schools officials say they’re focused on getting their school buildings cleaned after a recent round of inspections revealed “troubling and concerning” issues.