NPR's Scott Simon visited the Inn of Chicago this week, where migrants are now being housed. The building is the same one his father died in 55 years ago.
Though defined from the start by outsiders — hip-hop flyover country one day, scrutiny magnet the next — Chicago's poets, brawlers and hustlers remain the last word on what gives the city its soul.
A pioneer of the raw house music sub-genre "ghetto house" has died.
A tornado touched down Wednesday evening near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, prompting passengers to take shelter and disrupting hundreds of flights. There were no reports of injuries.
The 1982 Tylenol poisonings that killed seven people in the Chicago area triggered a nationwide panic and led to an overhaul in the safety of over-the-counter medication packaging.
The National Weather Service warned flooding could be "life-threatening," with numerous impassable roads, overflowing creeks and streams and flooded basements across the Chicago area.
NPR's Don Gonyea says looking through his old baseball scorecards stirs up sweet memories from summers long past.
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.