Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel will be joined by some new faces at City Council. And 14 aldermanic races appear to be headed for April runoffs. We know some of the winners and losers, but what does it all mean?
Scottish artist Susan Philipsz, winner of the 2010 Turner Prize, shares the ideas and processes that generated We Shall Be All, a new sound installation that draws from Chicago's political and labor history.
Michael Sidney Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan. But about 20 years ago he learned that his biological father is black. Monday, Eight Forty-Eight featured a conversation with Fosberg about the discovery of and subsequent reunion with his father.
The United States of America: a beautiful country with a history damning and redeeming in turns; a nation where all have opportunity, but one percent of the population controls over a third of the wealth; a crucible of enlightenment democracy that allowed slavery.
The glitz begins tonight for the launch of the Gary International Black Film Festival. The three-day event will feature short and feature-length films in several styles, including documentary, experimental and animation. Filmmakers will also be on hand for discussions with moviegoers.
Doctors say they know why the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's music director collapsed during rehearsals.A common heart rhythm disturbance caused Riccardo Muti's fainting spell, according to a joint statement by the CSO and cardiologists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The hospital gave Muti a