The mob beating of 16-year-old Fenger Academy High School student Derrion Albert has attracted national attention. We talk to Rev. Jesse Jackson about his meeting with Derrion's family today.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Oprah Winfrey joining Chicago's Olympic pitch team in Copenhagen next week; University of Illinois president Joseph White resigns in the wake of the admissions clout scandal; O'Hare Airport cited for numerous safety violations; Chicago cab drivers asking for a major rate hike; combustible Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley suspended for the rest of the season; and the Bears getting ready for the Seattle Seahawks.
A researcher studying plague bacteria at the University of Chicago has died following exposure to deadly bacteria. Eddie Arruza and his panel discuss possible reasons this might have happened, and precautions taken by scientists studying potentially fatal diseases and bacteria.
Legal scholar and University of Michigan law professor Catharine MacKinnon will be here to discuss a campaign to reform the state's prostitution and sex trafficking laws.
Chicago's public school students were back in the classroom today. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at the opportunities and challenges presented by the new school year.
$40 million in state funds is headed to Chicago State University, but it comes as a big surprise to officials at the beleaguered college, who say they never asked for it. Eddie Arruza talks to State Sen. Rickey Hendon, who was instrumental in getting the money included in the state's capital improvements bill.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Senator Ted Kennedy remembered; Mayor Daley apologizes yet again for the controversial parking meter deal; Chicago's inspector general David Hoffman runs for the U.S. Senate; Governor Quinn backs off his threat to fire the final two University of Illinois Trustee holdouts; Illinois braces for the swine flu; Bears quarterback Jay Cutler takes on his old team, the Broncos; and has Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley been the subject of racial taunts by Cubs fans?
Governor Quinn named two people to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, including Merchandise Mart CEO Chris Kennedy. Rich Samuels has the latest on those appointments, and what the Governor plans to do about the two Trustees who refuse to resign.
The admission policies at Chicago's elite public high schools are being investigated by the feds. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a closer look at the role clout may play in getting into Chicago's most coveted schools.
Some University of Illinois Trustees are bristling at the Governor's call for their resignations. Rich Samuels caught up with two trustees today and fills us in on what they had to say.