DCFS Director Richard Calica resigned Friday. It comes in the midst of a joint WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times investigation probing into the uptick in deaths of kids under the watch of the Department of Children and Family Services. We learn more about the names behind the numbers.
Community members in the Pilsen nieghborhood protested the demolition of a field house at Whittier Elementary, but the building was still razed. Chicago Public Schools officials cited safety concerns for its closure. We learn about the fight to save it, and what's next for the community.
Today we school you on the ins and outs of Illinois' new medical marijuana law. Still confused on what it entails? Call us with your questions. And "Deal Estate" columnist Dennis Rodkin breaks down the boom in Chicago's hotel industry.
Now that the armed forces is voluntary enlistment, we may think that service members no longer seek conscientious objector status. That's not the case. We learn more about the application process for conscientious status.
U.S. Senator and "Gang of Eight" member Dick Durbin explains what's needed next for immigration reform to get through Congress. And, does a presence at Taste of Chicago prove to be a good move for restaurants? We check in with an eatery after their first year at the fest.
We discuss restauranteur Brandan Sodikoff's plans to re-open Maxim's, a historical Chicago landmark. And Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin answers your questions on buying and selling a home in today's market.
Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn chats up Tony about his new book, Hot Doug's: The Book, and how he refined America's favorite tubular meat. Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin explains how immigrants can boost area home values, according to research done at Duke University.