This last week was one for the books. If you aren't aware, I got a new job at WBEZ. I'm now in charge of talk shows. That means Eight Forty-Eight, Worldview and a new afternoon show with Steve Edwards.
How well did you find your way around the Chicago of 1947?The building with the clock tower is Grand Central Station. Built in 1890, for many years it was the Chicago terminus of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
The new documentary Louder than a Bomb depicts the world’s largest youth poetry slam, which takes place here in Chicago. Every year, students from local high schools gather to tell their stories in the form of highly emotional, expressive spoken word poetry.
Could you find your way around the Chicago of the past?The picture above was taken somewhere in the general vicinity of downtown. If you want to take a guess at the location, send it in via the "Comments" section of this post.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the decision to shorten the Taste of Chicago.Officials from the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which is organizing this year's event, announced last week the annual food festival would be cut down to five days in 2012.