We find out how the Greater Chicago Food Depository has helped kids receive nutritious meals during the summer months.
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.
This fall, a struggling South Side Catholic school will have a new president with a surprising resume: veteran Chicago sports journalist Dan McGrath. We'll find out what inspired the change, and what changes McGrath hopes to bring to Leo High School.
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.
Today is the first day on the job for new University of Illinois President Michael Hogan. He joins us live.
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.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman discusses the education funding crisis and more.
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.
No boys, no distractions and a graduation rate in the 90th percentile. The only public all-girls school in Chicago reaches a milestone.