March 31, 2023 - Full Show
Illinois congressmen react to former President Trump’s indictment and the mishandling of classified documents. Friction is growing within the CTU over campaign spending. And Transgender Day of Visibility celebrations in the city.
Remembering Meigs Field: It’s Been 20 Years Since the Airport Was Ordered Bulldozed Overnight
An airport destroyed in the middle of the night by the government. It may sound like the plot of an exotic spy thriller, but it happened in Chicago 20 years ago this week.
Chicagoans Come Together to Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility
On Friday, people around the world came together for the annual Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate the resilience of transgender and nonbinary people.
Race Between Vallas and Johnson Comes Down to the Wire, as Trump Seizes Spotlight
Both Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas will spend the final days of what is expected to be the closest election in Chicago history scrambling for any possible advantage – and trying to make sure their supporters cast a ballot.
LaHood, Quigley on Bipartisan Classified Documents Legislation and Donald Trump’s Indictment
U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) recently introduced legislation that would implement stronger enforcement to protect classified documents and impose civil penalties for officials who mishandle those documents.
CTU Members Take Legal Action Against Union for Political Spending
A group of teachers has filed legal action against the CTU, alleging union leaders are wrongly spending dues money on political organizations supporting Brandon Johnson for mayor. They said it’s not about politics, but about their contention that their own union has deceived them.
Week in Review: Vallas, Johnson Race Toward the Finish Line
Trump indictment sets the national political world on fire. Vallas and Johnson race toward the finish line. “ComEd Four” trial peels the curtain back on the Madigan machine. And Cubs and Sox are undefeated.
Tornado Watch Issued: Severe Storms, 75 MPH Winds Expected To Hit Chicago Region Friday
The National Weather Service said starting around 2 p.m. Friday, the Chicago area is expected to see destructive winds and the possibility of tornadoes that could cause extensive damage.
March 30, 2023 - Full Show
For the first time in history, a former president of the United States is indicted. Redevelopment in the Back of the Yards. A major shift in City Council. And dangerous weather on the way.
$58M Development to Bring Retail, Affordable Housing to Back of the Yards
Chicago’s Invest South/West project is underway in the Back of the Yards. A $58 million mixed-use development, known as United Yards, will include retail, a health clinic, brew pub and affordable housing.
With ‘Mia,’ Playwright Brings Attention to Missing, Abducted Girls
Where have all the young girls gone? That’s the theme of a new production at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Playwright Mary Bonnett wrote her production, “Mia,” in response to her experiences working with the Ojibwe tribe in Wisconsin.
Chicago City Council Declares Its Independence — For Now — After Raucous Debate
Led by former allies of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the successful push to rewrite the rules for the City Council — which served as a rubber stamp for decades under Mayors Richard J. Daley, Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel — is the result of years of effort to transform it into a legislative body determined to set policy for the entire city.
Donald Trump Indicted; 1st Ex-President Charged With Crime
It becomes the first ever criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House in 2024.
March 29, 2023 - Full Show
Handicapping the mayor’s race six days away from the election. Priorities of the business community for the next mayor. What the FDA’s over-the-counter approval of Narcan means. And Chicago’s transit system as … art.
Vallas, Johnson Begin Closing Arguments in Race for Chicago Mayor as Focus Turns to Mail Voting
Polls show Brandon Johnson, a Cook County commissioner, and Paul Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, running neck and neck with a large portion of voters undecided.