Illinois lawmakers have voted to increase the state's income tax almost 67-percent to help reduce the state estimated 15-billion dollar budget deficit. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn supports the move, and promises to sign the measure..Illinois is a fiscal mess.
In the last few years, at least two blockbuster feature films have shot on the streets of Chicago: "Batman, The Dark Knight" in 2007 (released in 2008) and "Transformers 3, Dark of the Moon" just last year (release date next July 1).
Ifti Nasim left his home country of Pakistan more than 30 years ago to live life as an openly gay man. He came to Chicago and joined the gay movement here.Nasim’s now a poet and host of a local South Asian radio show.
WBEZ’s Richard Steele Guest-hosts Worldview and continues our occasional series Images, Movies and Race. He talks with media analyst and lecturer Brenda Verner about how the historic imagery of black men and women in media and culture has impacted black culture, customs an