3 New Laws to Know in 2021
The new year usually brings with it hundreds of new laws in Illinois. But like everything else in recent history, the coronavirus pandemic has changed that up, too. On Jan. 1, 2021, only a trio of new laws will take effect.
‘Relief on the Horizon’: Some Health Care Workers Optimistic as US Rolls Out Vaccine
Health care workers have been among the first Illinoisans to get the coronavirus vaccine. Has the immunization provided relief? We hear from two doctors.
Trump Pressures Georgia Elections Chief: ‘Find 11,780 Votes’
President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud, according to a recording of the conversation.
‘Laziness Does Not Exist’ Explores How and Why We Overwork Ourselves
Meet a local author who argues that the idea of laziness is a lie — one that’s having a detrimental effect on Americans during the pandemic.
Crain’s Headlines: High Note for Illinois Pot Sales
Recreational marijuana has been legal in Illinois for just over a year — and sales were better than expected. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details.
January 4, 2021 - Full Show
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Some CPS Teachers Not Returning to Schools as In-Person Learning Set to Resume
More than 5,800 Chicago Public Schools employees were due back in their classrooms Monday to prepare for students’ return next week. But not all of them showed up.
The Year In Weather: Wildfires, Hurricanes, A Derecho and More
Hurricanes, wildfires, a destructive derecho and more: it was a banner year for intense weather events around the world and right here in the Midwest.
December 31, 2020 - Full Show
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Bears Fight for a Playoff Spot in Regular Season Finale Against Packers
Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams previews the Bears matchup Sunday against the Packers.
Spotlight Politics: Mayor’s Office Releases Emails Related to the Botched Raid
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office releases emails related to the wrongful raid of Anjanette Young’s home following calls for more transparency about the botched raid. Our politics team takes on that story and more in this week’s roundtable.
Providers Hope Telehealth Becomes the Norm After COVID-19
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis has worsened in Cook County, with more than 1,500 opiate-related deaths this year. To try and bring these numbers down, some groups see telehealth as an accessible way to bring treatment to people.
Fir Real: A Pedicab Will Pick Up, Recycle Your Christmas Tree
At some point, Christmas trees get brown, the needles fall off, and it’s time for them to go. But that doesn’t necessarily mean tossing your tree in the trash.
Chicago Independent Music Venues Look for Lifeline in Stimulus
With live music events still on hold, Chicago independent music venues look forward to relief in the Save Our Stages part of the stimulus bill.
December 30, 2020 - Full Show
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