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Jun 22, 2021

June 22, 2021 - Full Show

Easier access to COVID-19 vaccines. Hear from alderpeople as plans to rename Lake Shore Drive head back to City Council. How the drought is affecting farming. And big changes at the Chicago Tribune.

Jun 22, 2021

Mass Exodus from Chicago Tribune as Journalists Accept Buyouts

The final tally isn’t clear yet, but it is estimated that around 40 people, including some of the newspaper’s most notable columnists are leaving.  

Jun 22, 2021

Artist Uses Graphite to Mark Time in Tribute to Historic Art Center

Interdisciplinary artist Faheem Majeed is using graphite to mark the past, present and future of the South Side Community Art Center, the oldest African American art center in the country.

Jun 22, 2021

Northern Illinois Farmers Facing Worst Drought in 30 Years

After record floods in 2019, northern Illinois farmers are now contending with severe drought. According to state data, this spring was the third driest on record — and those records go all the way back to 1871. Two area farmers join us to share their insights.

Jun 22, 2021

Supporters of Push to Rename Lake Shore Drive for DuSable Confident Ahead of Key Showdown

City Council members are expected to vote on a proposal to rename Lake Shore Drive after Chicago's first non-Indigenous settler, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, after a parliamentary maneuver delayed the vote last month. 

Jun 22, 2021

Still Need to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19? City Will Jab You at Home

Chicagoans ages 12 and up who choose to get vaccinated at home will get their shot for free and a $50 gift card from food delivery company GrubHub, officials said.

Jun 21, 2021

In Humboldt Park, Anti-Violence Groups Work Toward Healing, Prevention

Two people were fatally shot and another 10 were injured this weekend on the city’s West Side. How a local anti-violence group is working alongside the community to prevent further violence.

Jun 21, 2021

Riding High and Low: Exploring Chicago’s Vibrant Custom Bike Culture

Have you ever thrown out a broken bike or any of its spare parts? There’s a chance a local bike club scooped up that trash to make a work of art on wheels. We visit Logan Square to learn about the city’s bustling custom bike culture.

Jun 21, 2021

Chicago’s Nightclubs Hoping to Rebound as City Fully Reopens

The COVID-19 pandemic brought Chicago’s nightlife scene to a halt. How businesses are faring — and hoping to rebound — now that the city is fully reopened. 

Jun 21, 2021

High Court Sides With Ex-Athletes in NCAA Compensation Case

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes.

Jun 21, 2021

Crain’s Headlines: American Airlines Cuts July Flights

A cutback in flights for a major airline. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more business news.

Jun 21, 2021

Father’s Day Tornado Was a Severe EF3, Winds Up to 165 mph: National Weather Service

After conducting a preliminary survey of Sunday’s tornado site in the western suburbs, the National Weather Service said it has determined the twister was an EF3, the strongest to touch down in the Chicago metropolitan area since 2015.

Jun 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 - Full Show

Cleanup is underway following massive storms in Chicago’s suburbs. Anti-violence efforts in Humboldt Park. The Supreme Court deals a blow to the NCAA. Nightclubs reopen. The world of “freak bikes.”

Jun 17, 2021

Obama Portraits Launch 5-City Tour at Chicago’s Art Institute

A portrait is a traditional way of commemorating a presidency. But the former president and first lady made a statement by choosing distinctive contemporary artists. This week, Chicago becomes the first city to host The Obama Portraits. Here’s a preview.

Jun 17, 2021

Ask Geoffrey: New Downtown Buildings

You may have been stuck at home the past 15 months, but Chicago’s ever-growing skyline didn’t skip a beat. New buildings have sprouted up all over downtown Chicago, including some projects that might surprise you.