All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
When Dave Matthews Band Caravan comes through Chicago Friday, the concert’s musicians will be playing at a site with a lot of history.The three-day festival features 39 bands curated by DMB, who will headline the show each night.
New figures show a wide disparity among Chicago-area hospitals when it comes to promoting breastfeeding.The Illinois Department of Public Health compiled birth-certificate data about breastfeeding for the first nine months of last year.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said he's considering options to turn the former Michael Reese hospital site into a technology park.An advisory panel will recommend ways to bring tech-based industries to the site on Chicago's South Side.Daley said the project will extend beyond his mayoral term.
In "Eight Forty-Eight's" new series, Mayor Mondays, the show explores life in Chicago, how it’s changed under Mayor Richard M. Daley and how it will change under new leadership. Over the past few weeks, "Eight Forty-Eight" talked about food and health.