The Morning Drive Podcast: Tuesday

August 21, 2012

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Drought this summer has devastated Illinois’ corn and soybean production, but one crop is actually thriving in the dry, hot weather — wine-producing grapes.

As college students head back to school, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is calling on lawmakers to pass new regulations on private student loans.

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Summer after summer, year after year, Chicago is consumed by violence. As part of our Long Hot Summer series, we explore the grief behind the numbers--the survivors left to cope with loss. Yesterday, Steve Edwards spoke on the Afternoon Shift with Pamela Hester Jones, whose son Lazarus, was beaten to death five years ago. Counselor Katherine Saclarides and Father David Kelly, who both work with families like Pamela’s, also talk about what life is like for communities coping with the realities of Chicago’s violent streets. Jones talks about what her son Lazarus was like.

And your WEATHER for today: Mostly sunny, patchy fog early in the morning...especially in the outer suburbs. Highs in the upper 70s to around 80 - some winds in the morning but nice all day. Tonight, clear, lows in the mid to upper 50s except in the lower 60s downtown. Wednesday, mostly sunny, highs in the lower 80s. Wednesday night, mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s except upper 60s downtown.

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