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While the end of Meyers Ace Hardware is certainly a loss to its South Side community, it’s also leaving a piece of Chicago’s jazz history hanging in the balance.
A new WTTW web series peeks into pockets of nature in cities across the country.
Visit a Northwest Side high school where a food science lab is growing the next generation of urban farmers.
This year, the group’s annual list of endangered structures sounds the alarm on not just buildings, but also public art.
Geoffrey Baer explores why hot dogs and ketchup don’t mix in Chicago.
We visit a small company in Garfield Park that is hoping to revive the Chicago apparel industry with a combination of American materials and immigrant know-how.
We share some of your reactions to our 4th Ward aldermanic forum.
The walls of a South Side armory tell the history of warriors throughout the ages. Geoffrey Baer shares that story and more in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.
Viewers had a lot to say about our report on immigration raids carried out in Chicago and around the nation last week.
Geoffrey Baer investigates why the Loop’s streets honoring presidents don’t honor the order of their terms, returns to a North Side bridge to nowhere, and relates the sad story of the “radium girls” of Ottawa, Illinois.
A University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor talks about how your romantic relationships can affect your decision-making.
Viewers weighed in on our story about a study looking at the root causes of gun violence. Hear the details when we read feedback from our website and social media accounts.
Navigating the Norwood Park neighborhood can be gnarly. Geoffrey Baer is here with all the twists and turns in this Northwest Side enclave’s history in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.
Is rhetoric edging us closer to doomsday? Last week, the Doomsday Clock edged 30 seconds closer to midnight, putting the world two and a half symbolic minutes away from global annihilation.
A viewer wonders what became of a Chicago burger chain that borrowed its name from a cartoon moocher. Geoffrey Baer serves up some hamburger history.
For the last couple of years, the news about Chicago has rarely been upbeat. Thus it comes as little surprise that both Chicago and Illinois lost residents faster than any other major U.S. city or state in the last few years. But sometimes, they come back.
Viewers sound off on our interview with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Geoffrey Baer solves the mystery of a viewer’s “vague memory” from the 1940s, revisits an exhibit at the Century of Progress and opens the door to the Evanston History Center.
How do you pronounce “Chicago”? Meet the author of a new book about how to speak Midwestern.