Jill's a comedic essayist with regular appearances at The Paper Machete, and is the emcee of the live Moth StorySlam events in Chicago for NPR. She's moderated panels and conversations for the Chicago Humanities Festival and Chicago Ideas Week.
Jill is also a longtime club DJ, who has manned the decks opening for Big Freedia, Har Mar Superstar, Michael Shannon, and a host of local bands.
NewCity Magazine named her as one of 2019's "Music 45: Who Keeps Chicago In Tune"
Stories by Jill Hopkins
Beyoncé breaks out on her own, but the path to stardom isn't an easy one.
After Girls Tyme dissolves, Beyoncé and the other girls begin building their new group, Destiny’s Child. Finally, things start to click.
In 1993, Beyoncé Knowles and the members of Girls Tyme competed in the popular TV talent competition Star Search, hoping to find stardom.
Listen to the first episode of ‘Making Beyoncé,’ a new podcast from WBEZ Chicago.