In New York last week, I caught up with three theater muck-a-mucks with Chicago connections: director Gary Griffin, performer Andre De Shields and actor/writer Charles Busch.At this very moment Griffin is enjoying a two-week holiday in Costa Rica, and he's earned it, having had two Chicago productio
The municipal election is giving Chicagoans the chance to ponder how a new Mayor might shape the future of their city. To provide some food for thought, Changing Gears is looking at the role leaders are playing in the transformation of this region.
More immigrants to the area are bypassing the City of Chicago completely and moving directly to the northern suburbs, according to a new study by the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The report finds that the foreign-born popul
Eman Hassaballa Aly, an Egyptian-American, grew up in Chicago but has many family members in Egypt, including her cousin, Noura Hassaballa. Eman has been following the events during the past few weeks by translating tweets for the website Alive in Egypt. She joins us in studio.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
For a sixth year in a row, foreclosure filings climbed in the Chicago region last year. Collar counties saw big year-over-year jumps. That’s according to data from the housing research group Woodstock Institute.