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Curious City

The Nazi's Neighborhood

For decades, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the National Socialist White People's Party.
April 23, 2017


Macron, Le Pen Expected To Advance To French Presidential Runoff

Macron was estimated to have won 23.7 percent of the vote with Le Pen taking about 21.7 percent, according to projections based on early ...
April 23, 2017


Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency

Trump is the first president without political, military or government experience. And experts argue that he's faced setbacks because of it.
April 23, 2017


Actress Erin Moran, Joanie Of 'Happy Days,' Dies At 56

The former child star who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died, according to...
April 23, 2017


Photos: C2E2 Cosplayers Descend Upon Chicago

WBEZ’s Susie An stopped by the convention at McCormick Place and talked to some cosplayers about why they dress up, how they make their c...
April 22, 2017


Chicago EPA Workers Learn To Tone Down The Science Talk

In an effort to become more media-friendly, Chicago EPA employees hired a publicist to them the "gift of gab."
April 22, 2017

This American Life

It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older

At first, it’s super annoying, getting told it’ll make sense when you’re older. Then, when you’re a teenager, hard lessons are learned, d...
March 27, 2016

Worldview Podcast

Spotlight: Ghana’s Regina Agyare Honu Paves The Way For Girls In Tech

The entrepreneur wants to change the narrative of Africa “as a place of hunger, poverty, disease and war."
April 21, 2017

Editor’s List

The #RecordStoreDay Playlist

Saturday is National Record Store Day. Get into it.
April 19, 2017

StoryCorps Chicago

‘Growing Up, I Thought Chicago Was A Bicultural City'

Chicago Tribune reporter Ron Grossman reflects on growing up in Albany Park and discovering the city's diversity.
April 21, 2017


Appeals Court Denies Blagojevich Request For 3rd Sentencing

It took just three days for a panel of judges to unanimously turn down the imprisoned former governor's request.
April 21, 2017

Jim DeRogatis

50 Chicago Artists Who Changed Popular Music — Soul And R&B

In his latest tutorial on Chicago's music history, Jim DeRogatis explores the enduring contributions of Chicago's soul and R&B music.
April 17, 2017

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