WBEZ’s Front and Center series covers a host of environmental issues in the Great Lakes region–-from the air Midwesterns breathe to the water they drink. Water quality is a big challenge. Sure, Chicago has lots of freshwater – a resource many are clamoring for.
Monday marked one of the coolest Labor Days on record for the Chicago area, with temperatures topping out only in the mid-60s. Normally, the high for September 5 is 79 degrees Fahrenheit, says meteorologist Richard Castro with the National Weather Service's Chicago office.
The 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival began Thursday. Chicago remains home to a number of year-round jazz clubs but writer Tom Brenner remembered a time when downtown Chicago hopped to its own swingin’ rhythms.
The mayor of Kankakee is vowing to fight a lawsuit against the city that she says will hurt the entire state.Both the City of Chicago and the RTA, Regional Transportation Authority, are suing Kankakee.
The Windy City will be spreading the welcome mat for the 35th Annual NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series.The series’ opening ceremony kicked off Monday evening at Navy Pier. The series was last hosted in Chicago in 1983, and has teams from all over the U.S.