The Morning Drive Podcast: Wednesday

September 12, 2012

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Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast!  In this episode, we hear from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on this day three of the Chicago Teachers Union strike. 

But first, some news:

Chicago public housing residents are upset about a proposal that would demolish 1,800 apartments. The Chicago Housing Authority has deemed hundreds of units at three different sites across the city uninhabitable.

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Outside Tarkington Elementary Tuesday, hundreds of striking teachers shouted, some banged on buckets. You could still hear them inside the school’s media center. That’s where Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeated what he’s been saying since teachers walked off the job: he wants to hold principals accountable for their schools’ performance. And to do that, he has to let them pick their teachers.

And you can follow our education reporters Becky Vevea and Linda Lutton on Twitter here.

And your WEATHER for today: Some passing cloudiness but generally mostly sunny and warm, highs in the mid 80s. Tonight, mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s except mid 60s downtown.

Thursday, cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, highs in the 70s. Then temperatures falling into the mid 60s by evening. Light winds throughout the day.

Thursday night, rain, lows in the mid 50s except around 60 downtown. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

 

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