The CTA announced it's new budget today. In order to close the budget gap fares are going up, employees are getting laid-off and some express bus routes are going away. Here's the complete list of buses that will stop running in February. Chicago's express days are numbered.
Ira Glass is one busy person. But luckily, he has a studio next to his desk.‚ Mr. Glass talked to us to confirm that This American Life TV is going on hiatus. What does that mean for Ira and the radio show? And does the future include moving back to Chicago?
Everyone who listens to 91.5 FM already knows that Sarah Jindra is the best traffic reporter in the world. Whether it's delivering the route-times in iambic pentameter or slipping in sly "I'm On A Boat" references, Jindra always gives an extra effort.
It was impossible for Chicagoans to miss Oprah's season opening extravaganza last week, but she was hardly the only daytime talk show host to block off Chicago streets this month. Rachael Ray flew her New York-based crew to Chicago last week to tape HER season opening episode here.
Today Eight Forty-Eight took an in-depth look at homelessness in Chicago. Central to this issue is whether or not local governments allow tent cities of homeless people to exist legally. Downstate Champaign recently said no to that idea. What do you think?
If you were outside at any point on Sunday, you knew the temperature was unnatural for a day in August. Not exactly ideal conditions for a triathlon, but I did it anyway. I think it was that and the monotony of swimming, biking and running that put weird thoughts into my head.