The Morning Drive Podcast: Farewell edition

October 19, 2012

 

Good morning!

Welcome to this, the last edition of The Morning Drive Podcast. 

 

It's been a good run, that's for sure. We here at WBEZ appreciate all of you who listened, and hope the podcast brought you all the news you need to start your day. 

Speaking of...

Target broke ground on their newest Chicago location on Thursday morning - the site of Cabrini-Green. City representatives worked to strike a deal with the big box chain that would reserve 75 of the 200 jobs at the new Target for Cabrini-Green community members. 

A new watchdog group is accusing the Chicago Transit Authority of “fraudulently over-reporting” the number of miles its buses drive while in-service.

Featured in the podcast:

President Barack Obama has an offer for many undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Since Aug. 15, the Department of Homeland Security has been letting them apply for work papers and a deportation reprieve under a policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But the department says it had received fewer than 180,000 complete applications as of Oct. 10. That represents a small fraction of the 950,000 immigrants that, according to a Pew Hispanic Center estimate, could qualify immediately for the deferred action.

That got WBEZ's Chip Mitchell wondering: What would keep people from applying?

 

And your WEATHER for todaymostly cloudy in the morning, then cloudy with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon. There might be some of that soft hail developing, like i told you yesterday. Highs in the mid 50s. Then tonight, showers likely with temperatures dropping to the 40s.


Friday, showers likely in the morning, then maybe some thunderstorms later. Highs in the upper 40s. Friday night, cloudy with scattered showers in the evening but clearing up around midnight. Lows in the lower 40s.