WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis and Eight Forty-Eight's Tony Sarabia discussed the legacy of Soul Train's Don Cornelius who was found dead this morning at his home in Los Angeles. Cornelius launched the music and dance program in Chicago in 1970.
The Lincoln Park Zoo announced Wednesday that they've euthanized Adelor, an 18-year-old African lion whose health and quality of life was deteriorating. The zoo notes that the average life expectancy of African lions is 14, so Adelor had a pretty long run.
Thanks to that tough-guy poet Carl Sandburg Chicago will forever be invoked as the city with 'the big shoulders'. It's an image hard not to love - so perfectly does it capture the rough edges this city still possesses.