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Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy, who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years, died Saturday, aged 91.

Sep. 19, 2011

Former U.S. Sen, Charles Percy died Saturday at the age of 91. To discuss the former Illinois senator's legacy, Eight Forty-Eight is joined by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Marilyn Katz, a veteran of many campaigns and president of MK Communications. Then, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle gives the latest news on what's happening in the county - including an update on the coming budget. And Jennifer Mosley, of the School of Social Administration at the University of Chicago, joins Eight Forty-Eight to dissect the partnerships between government and non-profits that provide a range of public services. Then, Nina Barrett reports on the opening of the new National Hellenic Museum in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. And local hockey blogger Kat Velez, of runsonduncan.com, assesses the start of the Chicago Blackhawks' training camp and gets us up to speed on the state of professional and amateur hockey in the Chicago area.