Chicago-based director Wendy Jo Carlton has always loved a good love stories: Her 2009 film Hannah Free chronicled a lifelong love affair between two women as one nears the end of her life. Her latest film took a lighter look at love.
Halloween! That time of year when the ghosts and ghouls take over the night and give everyone a good trick-or-treat fright! The spooky season preys on many people’s fears. Maybe it's spiders, or monsters or even Wall-Street economics.
Some wards of the state end up in psychiatric hospitals like Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. Over the years, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has made great strides in finding homes for abandoned, neglected and traumatized kids.
Local band JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound has been making its mark around the world lately. Eight Forty-Eight spoke with band members about their sound and how soul and other forms of music inspire them.