Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Burge police torture reparations package. They also delve into the impact of director Spike Lee's upcoming movie that will reportedly be called Chiraq.
The Atlantic correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his thoughts on the students at North Lawndale College Prep, his mea culpa for glossing over the accusations against Bill Cosby in the past, and he explains why The Case for Reparations is unrelated to the black conservatives’ argument.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss weekly headlines.
Eddie Arruza’s panel of journalists reveal a few pages out of their reporter notebooks, and share what piqued their interest on their respective beats this week. Topics include Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, insurance companies, and PED use in Major League Baseball. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists talk more about Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s complaints about local news coverage. Do journalists try too hard to show another side to a story that only has one side? Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s proposed constitutional amendment that would raise income taxes on people making more than $1 million a year. They also talk about the soaring cost of the Illinois race for governor, as well as the media’s coverage of the candidates. Watch the web extra video.
We get a behind-the-scenes look at the process and history of dyeing the Chicago River green – a city tradition since 1962, and a family tradition since its inception. Meet the men who turn the river bright green each year in this story originally told by John Callaway on March 17, 2004.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists assess how serious Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is about challenging Rahm Emanuel for mayor in 2015. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists tackle education topics: the ISAT controversy, and why some teachers refused to administer the state-mandated test; the national spotlight shining on Fenger principal Elizabeth Dozier in Chicagoland; and the role Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education policy could play in the next mayoral election. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field, the Chicagoland series debuting March 6 on CNN, and why late-night host Jimmy Fallon is taking a polar plunge in Lake Michigan. Watch the web extra video.
Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss Illinois’ pension reform overhaul. Watch the web extra video.