Illinois released its school report cards Thursday, so we dig into which schools are improving and how student populations are changing. We also take a look at childhood obesity rates in Illinois and hear house music from Chicago's own DJ Lady D. (Photo: Flickr/hpeguk)
The acronym EDM may sound more like a disease to puzzled parents. But the latest wave of electronic dance music has grown so popular, some political campaigns are using it to woo young voters. And Chicago’s playing a major role in that scene.
Chicago's summer calendar is jam-packed with high-profile music festivals, from Lollapalooza to this weekend's Pitchfork. But The Chosen Few, one of the city's longer-running music events, is still little known outside house music circles and the city's South Side.
Growing up in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, DJ Farley "Jackmaster" Funk says he and his friends would sneak into bars and taverns like the Green Bunny on 77th and Halsted to see the “grown ladies in high heels” and smell the cigarette smoke and liquor.