We look at the history of Chicago's Millennium Park as we approach the 10th anniversary this week-how did Mayor Daley sell the city on his grand plan? Then, we remember the best (and worst) summer blockbusters.
WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe is looking almost as weathered as the congressional candidates he's covering. The Curious City team reveals how Millennium Park's bean is cleaned. And Rick Kogan enters the eye of WGN's storm center to sit down with Tom Skilling.
This question from Tim Garibay won our most recent Curious City voting round: "How do they clean the Bean in Millennium Park?" We'll be answering that as well as the more obvious question of who cleans Chicago's most popular sculpture. Have any leads? Let us know in our comments section.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is heading to court against a Millennium Park restaurant that gets a bargain deal for a prime location.In 2003, the Chicago Park District signed the 20-year deal that gave the Park Grill free utilities and freedom from property taxes.
Kelly KleimanThe weather outside may be frightful (or not--there's no knowing) but onstage at the Pritzker Pavilion you can be snug and warm while enjoying concert readings of shows by Chicago companies.
Herb Kent has many aliases: "The Cool Gent," "Herbie Baby," "King of the Dusties," "Mayor of Bronzeville." And after nearly 70 years in the business, he's now the world's longest serving radio DJ. But on Friday, he came back to where it all began: WBEZ.
Forty years ago, the hippest trip in America left the station.Soul Train — the little Chicago engine that could – went on to become the longest-running, nationally-syndicated show on television. Before longtime conductor and host Don Cornelius was moving to the
Chicago welcomed a new mayor into office on Monday for the first time in 22 years. Thousands gathered at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to witness the swearing in of Rahm Emanuel as leader of America's third largest city.Among those on hand was our WBEZ colleague Adnan Rashid, one of 14 P