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
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.
There’s more to Chicago-area birdwatching than Montrose Point. Local birders shared their tips for birding off the beaten path.
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.
How many books are in the Chicago Public Library? How many visitors come each day? Here are eight fun facts about how your library system works.
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Fine particulate matter is responsible for an estimated 5% of all premature deaths in Chicago. What is it and where does it come from?
From truck drivers to accountants, Chicago-area residents who quit their jobs during the pandemic say they have no regrets.
Marriage and Civil Union Court in downtown Chicago might be dimly lit, but love and romance light it up each day.
Casey Tanner and Kiana Lewis of the Chicago-based Instagram page Queer Sex Therapy share tips for making it through the holiday season.