Stories by Brenda Ruiz
What’s next for TikTok after contentious Congressional hearings?
Lawmakers raised concerns about users’ personal data, security and teen mental health.
Illinois awards $20 million in security grants to potential targets of attacks
The governor says the funds will provide groups with the resources they need to boost security measures amid the “rising tide of extremism.”
Chicago Shakespeare Theater artistic director Barbara Gaines leads her final show
Gaines has directed nearly 60 productions since founding the theater in 1986.
Food Friday: Delicious Bites For Persian New Year
Around 300 million people celebrate the holiday around the world, and they eat some delicious foods as part of the process.
AI won’t replace you at work anytime soon, but it may change your job
Industry experts expect changes across many industries as more companies integrate artificial intelligence into their workflow.
WBEZ listeners share the worst potholes in Chicago
It’s pothole season. We hear from listeners about problem spots on the roads and from the city about their role in fixing them.
New bill seeks to provide comprehensive, affordable healthcare for more low-income Illinoisans
The Healthy Illinois For All bill aims to expand healthcare options for low-income people, regardless of their immigration status.
Food Friday: The truth behind St. Patrick’s Day
Looking to celebrate the holiday today? We’ve got you covered.
Major rail merger could bring more freight trains through Chicagoland
The $31 billion merger could mean increased train traffic through DuPage and Cook counties.
Want something more out of ChatGPT? Enter GPT-4.
According to early testing, GPT-4 can reason and learn — tasks its predecessor struggled with.