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Reporter Kristen McQueary talks with 'Eight Forty-Eight' about proposed casinos in Illinois.

Aug. 29, 2011

Micah Maidenberg joins Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the history of the Viceroy Hotel, a derelict single-room-occupancy hotel on Chicago’s Near West Side set for redevelopment into affordable housing; and a local historian adds elaborative history of skid row and single-room-occupancy hotels in the city. And, Kristen McQueary, reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative, explains how more gambling in other states affects the bottom line--and what Illinois could learn from it.  A wave of anti-black riots and lynchings consumed the country--and paralyzed the city of Chicago for a week--in the summer of 1919; WBEZ’s Richard Steele speaks to author Cameron McWhirter about his new book, Red Summer:The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America, which provides a detailed narrative account of the violent period.