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Stories from StoryCorps in Chicago

Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of ...
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”
“I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again.”
“I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher...”
“She attracted people wherever she went.”

Visit StoryCorps in Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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Booth Hours
Thursday: 12:30PM - 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change. This includes major holidays.


Parking is not available at the Chicago Cultural Center.

You can park in Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages for convenient access to the Cultural Center. These garages do charge a parking fee.

For more information or directions for any of these parking garages, visit or call 312.616.0600.


The wheelchair accessible entrance of the Chicago Cultural Center is located at street level at Garland Court, near the Randolph Street entrance.

Wheelchairs for use in the Chicago Cultural Center are available upon request on a first come, first served basis. Upon arrival, please ask the security officer on duty in the lobby for assistance.

Public Transportation

The Chicago Cultural Center is easily accessible by both Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains and Metra's commuter rail lines.

By train: Brown, Purple, Orange, Green, Pink line stop is Randolph & Wabash. Blue and Red line stop is Washington, walk 2 blocks east.

By bus: # 3, 4, 6, 124, 147,151, or 157 or J14, Michigan/Washington or Michigan/Randolph.

By Metra: Metra Electric District and South Shore Line stop at Millennium Station (Michigan Ave. between South Water & Randolph St).

For more detailed information, you can go to or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).

What to Expect

For great tips on how to prepare for your recording go to our What to Expect page.
News & Updates from Chicago

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