Curious City Two neighboring states, one big financial gap Illinois struggles with debt and unpaid bills, while Indiana is sitting pretty with a surplus topping $2 billion. What’s behind the fiscal gap between these two neighbors? Explosion at BP refinery, no injuries reported Chicago cop stripped of power, faces felony charges A Chicago police commander has been stripped of his police powers after being charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct. The Check-Out Line Is it time for the 'Immigrant Diet'? Curious City Uptown Theater: How could it be repurposed? Tiny religious sect thrives in Chicagoland despite cultural clash Featured Author Elizabeth Gilbert on Nerdette Surf's up in Chicago, but where? Refugee youth services threatened Chewing the Fat Podcast Strange Brews Podcast Featured On AirSound OpinionsNew Orleans blues punk guitarist Benjamin Booker performs live (Fri 8pm, Sat 11am)Snap JudgmentSomething huge is uncovered in the late great J Dilla's record collection (Sat 12pm, Sun 7pm)Sunday Specials on WBEZWhy did we evolve to be storytelling animals? (Sun 8pm)Sunday Specials on WBEZUnlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge (Mon 9am) Upcoming Events Ready, Wait Wait, Go! with Peter Sagal Events Calendar Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014 25th African Festival of the Arts @ Washington Park Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Global Activism: Student Startups @ Lincoln Hall Thursday, September 18, 2014 UIC hosts the 2014 UIC Urban Forum: The Return of the... @ UIC Forum Chicago Foundation for Women presents its 29th Annual... @ Hyatt Regency of Chicago Monday, September 29, 2014 Ready, Wait Wait, Go! with Peter Sagal @ Universal Sole Curious City Curious City Where do Chicago's bats hang out? Two neighboring states, one big financial gap Curious City's podcast survey! Uptown Theater: How could it be repurposed? The tale of the two-flat Surf's up in Chicago, but where?