Sunday marks the beginning of an earlier curfew for Chicago youth. The city council approved the new curfew in July as a way to protect kids by keeping them off the streets after dark.Starting Sunday night, kids between the ages of 12 and 16 have to be indoors by 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursd
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.