Church elders and environmentalists are working together on Chicago's South Side. They hope to show teens there's a link between faith and saving the earth while helping them grow into responsible men.
Chicago's top headlines, piped straight to your earbuds.In today's episode: Illinois' governor considers abolishing the death penalty; public radio turns 101; returning to the ghetto in the name of public health.
No one can have been surprised by the verdict in the Silvanus Shannon case, not after a jury last month returned the exact same result for another defendant, an unnamed minor, in less than half an hour of deliberations: guilty of the first degree murder of Derrion Albert.This time it took 3 and a ha
Illinois lawmakers have voted to increase the state's income tax almost 67-percent to help reduce the state estimated 15-billion dollar budget deficit. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn supports the move, and promises to sign the measure..Illinois is a fiscal mess.
In the last few years, at least two blockbuster feature films have shot on the streets of Chicago: "Batman, The Dark Knight" in 2007 (released in 2008) and "Transformers 3, Dark of the Moon" just last year (release date next July 1).
Ifti Nasim left his home country of Pakistan more than 30 years ago to live life as an openly gay man. He came to Chicago and joined the gay movement here.Nasim’s now a poet and host of a local South Asian radio show.