Before joining WBEZ, Maggie was a PhD student in cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago and a reporting fellow with City Bureau.
Outside of WBEZ, you can find Maggie rock climbing, dancing and looking for the best pastelito de guayaba in the city.
Stories by Maggie Sivit
The job is full of heavy lifting, tight turns and stinky smells. But the members of this all-women garbage crew say their bond keeps them going.
Starting in the 1980s, Executive Sweet was a traveling party that focused on Black lesbians. Two of its longtime organizers say they aren’t finished yet.
Here are our top 9 recommendations after a weeklong, citywide taste test of pizza joints in the city.
Last October, Chicago shut down Eden, a lesbian night known for reggaetón music and an intimate atmosphere. Now, it’s back.
Marriage and Civil Union Court in downtown Chicago might be dimly lit, but love and romance light it up each day.
A Chicago snow plow driver who’s been on the job for 40 years tells us what it’s like to keep the roads clear of snow and ice.
Chicago’s tree canopy has evolved over centuries. Today, “tree ambassadors” are helping plant more trees in neighborhoods that need them.
In honor of our 10th anniversary, we reflect on Curious City’s origins — and some of the lessons we’ve learned over the years.
Medusa’s was “like a community center for weirdos and freaks and everybody else in between,” say Chicagoans who went there as teens.
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 turned Chicago from a destination to a stop on the Underground Railroad.