In a conversation with WBEZ after his first year in office, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflects on boosting tourism, his dream of a "Chicago accord" and how to keep the city's new "can-do" attitude going into his second year as mayor.
There's a lot of speculation about whether there will be violence between police and protesters in Chicago over the next few days. Here, a NATO protester and a Chicago police officer talk to WBEZ about what they're expecting this weekend.
The same international watchdog group that's monitored contentious elections in Armenia and spoken out against the jailing of Russian journalists is now training its eye closer to home: this weekend's NATO summit.
More state control is coming to the troubled public schools in suburban North Chicago. The Illinois Board of Education voted Thursday to put a five-member panel in charge of North Chicago school finances.
The patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs is caught up in the middle of a political controversy over a proposed ad that links President Barack Obama to inflammatory remarks made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Americans have been quietly mourning a surprising death for months, ever since news hit that the U.S. government would stop minting $1 coins in an effort to save money. "Nobody wants them," Vice President Joe Biden said with typical candor.