There are charges in Aréanah Preston’s murder. Residents make requests for a new Chicago top cop. Cook County is erasing medical debt.
Composting food waste has benefits, but most people don’t do it. Turns out it’s easier, and not quite as gross as you might have thought.
Pandemic rules are ending. Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared a state of emergency in the migrant crisis. Groups want language access services.
Mayor Lightfoot bids farewell. People will gather to remember CPD officer Areanah Preston. Chicago needs more immigration attorneys.
It’s National Maternal Mental Health Month. Illinoisans could soon legally hang things from rearview mirrors. Monkeypox cases are rising.
Chicago is a hotbed for innovation in music and has long drawn crowds for concerts and festivals. This year is no exception.
A new initiative, The Democracy Solutions Project, digs into big themes and questions surrounding democracy in the United States.
WBEZ’s Spring Culture Guide has everything you need to say goodbye to winter in style, and we’re rounding up our favorite recommendations from the guide. In today’s episode: visual art, theater and opera. It’s always tough to know which shows and exhibits are worth your time. So host Erin Allen sat down with WBEZ producer and curator Julia Binswanger and producer Sarah Stark to talk about the productions in Chicago you shouldn’t miss this spring, including several from underrepresented voices.
Ọmọlará Mino is a social worker and educator from Englewood whose goal is to connect Black students with their African roots. “It’s all with the idea of us reclaiming our history, reclaiming our truths, reclaiming parts of ourselves that we’ve been taken away from,” she says. Mino is also a musician known artistically as Omo Nyame. As part of the “Chi Sounds Like” series from WBEZ’s sister station Vocalo, we hear some of Mino’s tracks, and she explains why she’s teaching Black youth to love their history in order to build up the next generation.
Illinois abortion providers say they are relieved by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that preserves widespread access to a key abortion pill — for now. Chicago’s incoming mayor says developing more affordable housing will be a priority under his administration. Local clergy led a march over the weekend to show support for Chicago’s youth.