A Pentecostal leader with controversial views about homosexuality is jumping into Chicago’s mayoral race. Rev. Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park, is planning to announce his candidacy Thursday at the park’s boathouse.
A federal prison in downstate Illinois is scheduled to release an Oak Park and River Forest High School alumnus today. Carlos Alberto Torres once topped the FBI's Most Wanted list. After his 1980 arrest in Evanston, prosecutors called Torres a terrorist.
If you listen to Eight Forty-Eight regularly, it's probably pretty clear that not every conversation we air is happening in real time. On any given day, generally about half or more of the show is taped. And sometimes those conversations are so fun that we can't wait to get them on.
When big snowstorms hit cities people react in different ways. If you're from a city that's not prepared for snow, everything might shut down. Cars might start sliding off the roads in droves. Power lines might collapse.
All day, WBEZ staffers have been sharing their memories of reporter Carlos Hernandez Gomez, who lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Steve Edwards joined Alison Cuddy on Eight Forty-Eight with some of his favorite moments with Carlos. U.S.