Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week, including the announcement by Lake County officials that police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz’s death was a suicide; the tragic murder of 9 year old Tyshawn Lee; the new trailer for Spike Lee's controversial film "Chi-raq"; and news that CPS schools may see thousands of layoffs this winter.
There was heated debate at a City Council committee meeting Monday on whether or not to strip Illinois Film tax credits from Spike Lee's forthcoming film Chi-Raq. Some say the title validates gang culture while others fumed that aldermen have far better things to do with their time. Is the title Chi-Raq here to stay?
We share what you had to say about the continued debate over the title of Spike Lee’s new film Chi-Raq and the ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield.
Filming for Spike Lee’s new film Chi-Raq has wrapped up, but the debate over the film’s working title rages on. Next week, the City Council is expected to hold hearings on the film's controversial moniker.
Film director Spike Lee is giving few clues into the approach he'll take with his controversially titled Chiraq. But at a press conference this morning outside St. Sabina Church on the South Side, Lee did say “Chicago will survive” his take on the city’s violence that has made international headlines. We hear from the controversial director and some victims’ relatives about their support for Lee’s film which is currently in preproduction in Chicago.
A new Spike Lee film about black-on-black violence that is still in early production has already stirred up controversy just with its title.