StoryCorps participants

StoryCorps is pleased to partner with the Chicago Cultural Center and WBEZ 91.5 to record, share, and preserve the stories of communities in Chicago.
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Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.

To learn more about the benefits of community partnership and our partner criteria contact

Stories from StoryCorps in Chicago

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To commemorate the close of the Futures Pits at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, former traders Tom Howard (L) and Bill ...
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
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“I didn't know how to ask for a friendship.”
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“Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan.”
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“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”
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“I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again.”

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.

We also have a list of Great Questions you can use in your interview.

News & Updates from Chicago

StoryCorps is partnering with The School Project, a six-part series on public education in Chicago. Read more on the blog!

Funding for the Chicago Storybooth Provided by

  • Major Funding Provided By

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  • National Broadcast Sponsors

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  • National Partners

    NPR American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
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