Men in an Illinois prison said they were beaten in a spot with no security cameras. But no one took action, until someone died.
Small towns. Big walls. A good place to hide things. Stories and scandals from prisons in rural America.
In this podcast episode, two actors playing New York and Chicago duke it out over who will host the coveted 1893 World’s Fair.
Curious City took a trip to the “most rat-infested alley” in Chicago and heard from listeners about their traumatic rat encounters.
Although his McKinley Park home did not have a restrictive deed, a WBEZ staffer discovered that he benefited from this tool of exclusion.
Chicago’s notorious light pollution hides the stars, but here’s where you have a fighting chance to peek at the heavens.
The story of Irish-American draft resisters, African-Americans who defied the odds to fight, and women who found ways to support the war.
How clout, corruption, and construction without permits led to half the Loop being evacuated.
The famous poet and writer spent more than two decades in Chicago. We explore how the people and places helped shape his work.