Mayors: Pension problems 'choking' local budgets The effort by Illinois mayors comes as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel waits to see if Pat Quinn will sign legislation overhauling two city pension funds. A funny thing happened on the way to Obama's Library Nine Illinois state representatives approved a bill to use $100 million in state money toward a Barack Obama presidential library. There’s just one thing: There were only five lawmakers at the hearing. Jim DeRogatis Damon Albarn bares soul on first solo album Kids in restaurants continue to stir up controversy Featured Hey Chicago students, we want to hear from you Chewing the Fat Podcast What’s really in a CPS chicken nugget? Science reveals Chicago mummy secrets Strange Brews Podcast The new face of franchising The Both isn’t what you might expect Heroin, LLC: Cheap, available, dangerous The real hawk lives of Chicago Jim DeRogatis Don't miss these Chicago music events This week: Deena Shoskes is at Uncommon Ground and Sound Opinions screens Almost Famous. Jim + Carmel's TV + Dinner Episode 3 Featured On AirThe Moth Radio HourThe quest for a perfect first kiss (Sat 2pm & 10pm)Barbershop ShowRichard Steele's weekly dose of real talk from the barber shop floor (Sun 3pm)Sunday Specials on WBEZWhat music can tell us about the human brain (Sun 8pm)RadiolabCould the best medicine be no medicine at all? (Sun 9pm) Upcoming Events Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! Events Calendar Saturday, April 19, 2014 TEDxUChicago 2014: Make No Little Plans @ University of Chicago - Mandel Hall Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Sound Opinions at the Movies: Almost Famous @ Music Box Theatre Thursday, April 24, 2014 Rwanda in the Aftermath of Genocide @ Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! @ Chicago Urban Art Society Friday, May 30 – Saturday 31, 2014 WBEZ's Day of Service 2014 @ Across Chicago Region Curious City Curious City For Beverly, integration's no accident Looking out for climate change in Chicago The real hawk lives of Chicago Will Chicago garbage collectors really take that? Roll call: Ill. governor candidates’ views on concealed carry Could Illinois’ next governor ax gay marriage?