For years, Chicagoans could hear world-class musician Jon Weber just by stepping into the lounge at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel. Now, people all over the country will be able to hear Weber as he steps into Marion McPartland’s roll as host of the syndicated radio program Piano Jazz.
Some Illinois residents said they were happy to see flakes Thursday as a winter storm dropped the first significant snowfall of the season on the state.The abrupt shift in weather came a day after Rockford recorded a record high temperature of 57 degrees, according to the National Weather Service's
Frank Clark began his career at Commonwealth Edison in the mailroom. More than 45 years later, he became chairman and CEO of the largest electric utility company in Illinois. Clark will retire next month but recently sat down for a chat with WBEZ’s Richard Steele.
Eight Forty-Eight's Richard Steele kicks off a week of encore specials featuring past stories and conversations from the show. Journalists Alden Loury and Sue Ontiveros join Steele for a conversation about the biggest stories involving race during 2011.
After years of commercial success on top of the soul charts, the preacher’s daughter returned to her religious roots.In January of 1972, Aretha Franklin—known as the Queen of Soul—got back to gospel.She put on a pair of concerts at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
After the 2008 election of President Obama, many spoke of the beginning of a “post-racial” era for American life and politics. However, at least one University of Chicago professor was saying, not so fast.
When Bryan Anderson returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq, he embarked on another journey--13 months of rehabilitation. The U.S. Army Sergeant from Rolling Meadows lost both of his legs and one of his hands in a roadside explosion in 2005.