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Stories by Paris Schutz

Eavesdropping Law

Ever think of pressing record on that Blackberry or smartphone? Thanks to an obscure state law, you could be committing a felony, punishable by several years in prison. Paris Schutz has the story.


Soldier Field & The Cell

Taxpayers May Owe for Reconstruction

U.S. Cellular Field

City taxpayers may not owe $1.1 million for Soldier Field and U.S Cellular Field reconstruction -- this year. But, Paris Schutz has more on why taxpayers may owe far more in the future.


Electronic Monitoring

Electronic ankle bracelet. Courtesy of WORLD Law Direct.

Reducing the Cook County jail population by putting more inmates on home monitoring...but who is the county letting out? Paris Schutz reports.


Falling into Place

Confluence of Conditions Creates Spectacular Chicago Autumn

Staghorn Sumac. Image credit: The Morton Arboretum

Autumn colors are especially spectacular this fall. We tell you why and how long this peak season will last.


Clarke House Museum

Chicago Landmark Turns 175

Clarke House Museum

It's a landmark date for Chicago's oldest house. How old is it and where might you find it? Paris Schutz has the story.


Faith, Politics, and… Parking

Logan Square at Nexus of ‘Holy’ Battle

A city ordinance allows free parking during certain hours in a neighborhood with heavy traffic. We find out how that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, and even residents against churches.


Garfield Park Conservatory

Cleanup Underway After Hail Storm

Image Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

More than two months after a devastating hail storm took out its glass roof, Paris Schutz has the story on how Garfield Park Conservatory plans to put it all back together before winter arrives.


Bloomingdale Trail

City Looks To Create Vibrant Public “Skypark” Where Freight Used To Pass

Image Credit: Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail

It may not look like much now, but the city has begun work on a major new "Skypark." Paris Schutz takes us for a spin on the much-anticipated Bloomingdale Trail.


Art Therapy

Studio and Gallery at the Cultural Center caters to adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness

Cloud Gate by Fernando Ramirez

Using art to decode mental illness and developmental disabilities. Paris Schutz has more on what we can learn from a unique and talented group of Chicago artists.



From an ancient form of water transportation to a hip new summer sport, we show you why this unique hybrid is making a splash at Chicago beaches.