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.
The Cook County Forest Preserve includes 68,000 acres of public prairies, forests and wetlands. Depending on the location, visitors can do many things in the preserves, from horseback riding to bird watching.
Candidates for the U.S. House had to file a lot of paperwork over the weekend--third quarter campaign finance reports were due. Recent redistricting could generate a lot of tough primary elections in Illinois this year.