NPR's Scott Simon considers Chicago's newest star, a snapping turtle nicknamed Chonkasaurus.
A cluster of mpox cases in the Chicago area has sparked fears of a summer wave. Health officials are pointing to new research showing the vaccine is effective and hoping people take notice.
Friday on Political Rewind: Host Bill Nigut sits down with author Heather Hendershot to discuss her book When the News Broke. Hendershot is a professor of film and media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her books include What’s Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest and Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The 2024 Democratic National Convention will take place in Chicago, snubbing Georgia Democrats who wanted the convention in Atlanta.
And as Americans react to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' vacations with key donors, we ask our panel about the politicization of the court.
This will be the 13th time in the DNC's history that Chicago will host a convention. Democrats nodded toward the "Blue Wall" of Midwestern states they need to win in 2024.
The owner of the famed Chicago sandwich shop Mr. Beef had built a reputation for serving the classic dish and showing love for his community.
The additional sentence from last year's child pornography and enticement convictions in Chicago would add to 30 years the R&B singer and songwriter recently began serving in a New York case.
You can say "I wuv u - not" by bestowing your ex's name on a hissing cockroach! NPR's Scott Simon muses on a fundraiser for a Chicago Zoo, and whether the roaches really deserve it.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers Charles Simic, former U.S. poet laureate who was born in Belgrade right before World War II. He died this week after a long career of writing and teaching.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life Joseph Kromelis, Chicago's famous "Walking Man", and the harsh conditions that many unhoused people live with every day.
A thumbnail-size "switch" turns a gun from semi-automatic to automatic. Authorities see a correlation between an uptick in mass shootings and the rise of switch-equipped guns and extended magazines.
In this session, we talk to Lee Loughnane and Robert Lamm from the road about their new album, film and the stories behind some of their biggest hits — plus, they share live performances.
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Most U.S. adults want to see gun laws made stricter and think gun violence is increasing nationwide. That's according to a new poll that finds broad public support for a variety of gun restrictions.
Officials are calling the 22-year-old a person of interest. Police Chief Lou Jogmen says the man gave himself up after a brief pursuit in his car.