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Traders work in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Oct. 6, 2008.

Oct. 27, 2011

A proposed bill in the Illinois Senate would give the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange a significant tax break; David Greising joins Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the latest developments. Then, the locally-made film Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together follows two women as they consider taking their friendship to the next level. Eight Forty-Eight spoke with director Wendy Jo Carlton and star Jessica London-Shields about the film. And, as part of Out of the Shadows, Eight Forty-Eight followed a mentally ill young woman as she learns how dating is different when dealing with an illness that often affects social skills. And Jennifer Brandel reports on the challenges mentally ill kids face in transitioning to adulthood. Then, in preparation for the Halloween weekend, Eight Forty-Eight and necromancer Neil Tobin take calls, e-mails and tweets to hear what scares listeners. Call 312-923-9239, e-mail 848@wbez.org or tweet @848.