Eddie Arruza looks at the challenges facing college graduates who are in the hunt for jobs.
On tonight's edition: the jury deliberates as the Blagojevich brothers wait. In politics, gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bill Brady spar over possible increases in real estate and income taxes. We take a closer look at a Chicago Sun-Times series on the toll of violence in Chicago, including the rising body count and the fact that communities are remaining silent. And in sports, baseball's trade deadline, the Blackhawks' money problems, and the red-hot White Sox.
The president of Elmhurst College has been appointed by the White House to the Council on Indian Education. He joins us to talk about what this means for the school and for Native Americans.
Over the last five centuries through warfare, disease and suppression, one of the largest groups of American Indians in North America has found itself losing its native tongue. We find out about an effort underway right here in Chicago by members of the Ojibwe people to teach and revitalize their endangered traditional language.
Joel Weisman and his panel look at the week's top stories: Governor Pat Quinn slices $1.4 billion from the state budget; City Hall moves quickly on a new gun-control ordinance for Chicago; former Police Commander Jon Burge is guilty on all counts of lying about police torture under his watch -- and one victim is already filing a suit against him and Former State's Attorney Richard Daley; Rod Blagojevich's lavish clothes spending was revealed in court, along with his plots with aides and his wife to replace Barack Obama in the U.S.
Is college is your family's future? If you have a high school age student or even a child already in college, sticker shock is sure to be in your future. We meet a college counselor who's helping families deal with debt.
UIC professor Bill Ayers, a former leader of the radical Weather Underground group, talks about the presidential election controversy he was at the center of -- and whether or not he'd like to host a talk show with Sarah Palin.
We hear what you had to say about some of our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.
The Chicago School Board approved a plan to lay off up to 2,700 teachers and borrow $800 million to help close a sizable budget gap. We talk to the newly-elected President of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis, about the challenges facing students and teachers.
Joel and his panel delve deeper into the week's top headlines: the triumphant Blackhawks bring the Stanley Cup home to Chicago, and the city goes crazy for the resurgent franchise; friend-turned-government witness Lon Monk testifies about elaborate moneymaking schemes in the first week of the Blagojevich trial; the Chicago Teachers Union sues the Chicago Public Schools over class sizes; and the city floats bottling and selling water from Lake Michigan.
A number of students are learning the cha-cha and a lot more, thanks to an innovative public school program.
No boys, no distractions and a graduation rate in the 90th percentile. The only public all-girls school in Chicago reaches a milestone.