City Hall scandals grow. Mayoral forums heat up. Ford invests in Chicago while Target shutters two South Side stores. Joe Ricketts’ racist emails draw fire. And Portis and Parker are traded for Porter.
The high-profile case and its impact on Chicago: A conversation with journalists Jamie Kalven, Kimberly Egonmwan, Greg Hinz and John Fountain.
An anti-violence march takes over Wrigleyville. Battle lines are drawn over Chicago police reforms. And a state lawmaker accused of “catfishing” resigns.
The #MeToo movement hits Springfield hard. A massive sex abuse scandal rocks CPS. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is front and center this election season. And could term limits be coming to the Chicago mayor’s office?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is deposed in a 2015 fatal police-involved shooting and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is forced to release a secret letter calling the shooting “justified.” Meanwhile, the Loyola Ramblers hope to continue their NCAA Cinderella story.
Voters across the state are heading to the polls. Three political reporters give us their takes on noteworthy primary races.
J.B. Pritzker apologizes for remarks he made on FBI wiretaps about black politicians. But will the apology undo the damage? We discuss the March 20 primary with political reporters Greg Hinz, Natasha Korecki and Laura Washington.
We take a closer look at the race for governor in both parties, and the surprise candidate running for attorney general.
Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s demands that the school spending bill be sent to him this week, Democrats say they’ll give it to him on Monday. In Chicago, officials are expanding gunshot detecting technology to more high-crime areas.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno resigns. Three more cops are indicted in the Laquan McDonald case. There’s talk of a high-speed tunnel to O’Hare, and Miguel Montero is out at home.
Lawmakers are in the final weeks before the legislative session ends – is there a “grand bargain” in sight?
Chicago's new top cop calls ongoing violence "unacceptable," while more Chicagoans disapprove of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's leadership. Host Eddie Arruza and guests discuss these stories and more in this week's show.
From the investigation of Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, to a multi-million dollar makeover at Midway Airport, Joel Weisman and his panel have your week in review.
This month Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he plans to wind down seven Tax Increment Financing Districts located near downtown. Critics of the move say he’s hanging downtown out to dry, but others say this is a first step toward taxing transparency. We’ll hear from Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz and Tom Tresser of the TIF Illumination Project.
Rauner and the Gubernatorial Election
The Nov. 4 election is rapidly approaching, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner isn’t any closer to revealing his plans for running the state. Rauner recently appeared before Crain’s editorial board, and Greg Hinz joins us to talk about Rauner’s visit and the upcoming election.