The building at 820 South Michigan Avenue owned by Johnson Publishing Company from 1972 to 2010 was the first major building in downtown Chicago to be designed and owned by an African American. It's interiors really captured the eye, with colorful, pattern-filled interiors reflecting the 50s, 60s and 70s.
We talk to the Illinois Dept. of Corrections about challenges facing female ex-offenders. Plus, an update on the battle to change the way legislative districts are drawn in Illinois. And some music from the Goodman Theatre's White Snake.
The U.S. Postal Service will have its turn commemorating the life of John H. Johnson, a Chicago entrepreneur who made an indelible mark on African-American history.With a loan from his mother, Johnson founded Ebony and Jet magazines.