It's been almost two weeks since teachers ended their seven-day strike. On the first week back after the strike at Blaine Elementary School in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood there’s lots of enthusiasm but also, relief.
For only the second time in the team's history, the Bears and Cowboys will play on Monday Night Football. Both teams are 2-1 with big time quarterbacks and great defenses. And the regular refs will handle the officiating.
In Illinois, pollsters estimate that undecided voters make up only four to eight percent of the electorate. What does it take to swing a swing voter? To find out, WBEZ is tracking a few of them up until Election Day.
House Speaker John Boehner announced last week that the House of Representatives will not vote on a new bill before the U.S. Farm Bill expires on Sunday.Farmers are concerned about the uncertainty the delay presents, said Tim Collins of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.