First Lady Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at King College Prep Tuesday night. The magnet school in Kenwood on Chicago’s South Side would have been the alma mater of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed in a neighborhood park one week after she performed at President Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. Since Pendleton’s death, Mrs. Obama has kept in touch with students at the school. WBEZ’s Natalie Moore attended the First Lady’s address last night and joins us now. Also, our weekly dose of soul music.
When Seiling hears people talk about the sequester, they are usually most worried about longer waits at airports. But she says that doesn’t compare to the wait her clients have had. “Everyone who is on the waiting list right now has been waiting since 2001,” said Seiling.
Having survived yet another year and having just recently celebrated my birthday, I’ve been thinking a lot about age and aging.As a society we are getting older and living longer: In 1850 the average age was 43; in 1900 it was 47; in 2011 it was 78; and according to one United Nations report, in 230
Pace Bus’s paratransit service, a lifeline to elderly and disabled people who rely on public transportation, has had to overcome significant difficulties to access its riders.“In the city, and in a number of the suburbs, too, we're running into a lot of issues as far as vehicles being ab
An Evanston woman believed to be the oldest resident of Illinois has died at the age of 111. Authorities say Evelyn Margaret Ralston died in her sleep Wednesday at an Evanston nursing home. The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group says Ms.Ralston was believe