In the aftermath of a countrywide economic collapse, Chicago faces the challenges of improving its schools, neighborhoods and safety.
Can the city's leaders, communities and residents come together or will differences pull them apart?
CNN's Kate Bolduan interviewed filmmaker Marc Levin to ask him why the creators of the CNN Original Series "Chicagoland" picked that city to highlight.
Levin responded: "Chicago is the quintessential American city."
See the full interview above and be sure to tune in to CNN at 10p ET as "Chicagoland" premieres March 6.
Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded selfie sets a Twitter record and "12 Years a Slave" is named best picture.
CNN's Michaela Pereira celebrates her own Oscar win.
Matthew McConaughey is a clear Oscar front-runner for his dramatic turn in "Dallas Buyers Club."
Not bad for a guy who's known for romantic comedies. See this preview of Nischelle Turner's one-on-one interview with the actor and see more tonight on CNN at 10pm ET.
Experts Joseph Kapsch and Pete Hammond give their Oscar predictions before Sunday's award show.
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