Illinois candidates for the U.S. House released their most recent campaign money totals, which were due on Tuesday. WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik took a look at the filings and joined Eight Forty-Eight to share a few highlights.
Eight Forty-Eight has spent a lot of time talking about the effects the upcoming NATO/G-8 summits will have on Chicago. How many thousands of protesters will show up? What impact will the tight security have, and who will pay for it? What we haven't heard is the agenda.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will deliver his State of the State address this week, which got Eight Forty-Eight wondering: What do younger members of Illinois' political parties think the governor should propose to help get the state sailing in the right direction?
On Sunday, thousands will descend on the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch the New York Giants and the New England Patriots vie for the NFL's championship title. City officials are bracing for the crowds--and the extra money that will flow through its coffers.
The U.S. Postal Service will have its turn commemorating the life of John H. Johnson, a Chicago entrepreneur who made an indelible mark on African-American history.With a loan from his mother, Johnson founded Ebony and Jet magazines.