"There's good news tonight!"That's the way a popular radio commentator opened his program during the 1940s. And in Chicago on this August 19th in 1948, there indeed was good news.World War II had been over for three years.
Updated on 4/7/11 at 11:06amVoters throughout Chicago's suburbs cast ballots in more than two dozen races for mayor or village president. But amidst budget pressures and uncertain economic times, the response from voters in most communities was: stay the course.That wasn't true in eve
On this special encore edition of the program, "Eight Forty-Eight" revisited segments that speak to Chicago’s connection to film… and film, to Chicago. Take, for instance, the late filmmaker John Hughes.
Republican businessman Robert Dold has won the state's only open congressional seat by narrowly defeating three-time Democratic candidate Dan Seals.With 94 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, Dold had 51 percent of the votes, compared with Seals' 49 percent.