Chicago Matters

For nearly two decades, WBEZ teamed up with its colleagues at WTTW 11, the Chicago Reporter and the Chicago Public Library to produce Chicago Matters, an annual in-depth public information series funded in part by the Chicago Community Trust. In 2007, Chicago Matters: Beyond Borders chronicled the impact of immigrants on the Chicago region, the debate over immigration policy, the role of immigrant labor, and the social and cultural lives of immigrant communities themselves. In the process, the series earned multiple awards.