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February 5, 2013
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On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk with Aurora Police Chief about a year with no homicides, Acting Labor Secretary on the anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act, Edgebrook Community Association President, WBEZ business reporter on Boeing, government systems and the food front.
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Illinois’ 2nd biggest city, Aurora, closed out 2012 with no homicides on the books. That record was broken last weekend when a young woman was beaten to death. We check in with Aurora Police Chief Gregory Thomas about his policing strategies and how this changes the department’s work.
Aurora's 1st homicide in a yearThree Aurora men have been charged with the brutal murder of 18-year-old Abigail Villalpando. There were no homicides recorded in Aurora ...
Acting Labor Secretary
Acting Secretary of U.S. Labor Seth Harris joins us to review what impact the Family and Medical Leave Act has had since becoming law 20 years ago.
The Family and Medical Leave Act at 20: Still Necessary, Still Not EnoughTwo decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA. It remains the only piece of legislation aimed at helping to manage the work-lif...
Northwest side neighborhood groups are organizing against the planned changes to O'Hare flight patterns. They will raise the noise level and cut property values. The latest phase of the airport modernization plan will take effect later this year, increasing traffic by 500 percent at night over these areas. Edgebrook Community Association President
Jeff Manuel explains why he and his neighbors oppose the changes.
Dead ReckoningPart of O'Hare's expansion has stalled, blocked by the religious beliefs and constitutional claims of the 160-year-old St. Johannes Cemet...
Midway Airport's record year: number of passengers jumped almost 2% - Chicago Business JournalMidway Airport accommodated a record number of passengers in 2012, passing the previous high established in 2004, according to a report b...
WBEZ business reporter Niala Boodhoo takes the weekly business update to the skies! She has the latest on Midway’s traffic hitting a new record, Boeing's recent woes and United’s distinction from Illinois' biggest gay rights group.
An Indiana man was mistakenly released from prison on Friday after a court hearing. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says that an antiquated system allowed the prisoner to slip through the cracks. Dart says a literal paper trail follows the process of transferring inmates. Is the County operating with out of date systems that could create more errors like this? Sheriff Dart and Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas offer details about how their offices operate, and what could be improved. Dylan Richard, former Director for Engineering for Obama for America and tech architect, explains what strategies work best to get many parts working as a whole when targeting the same mission.
'We made mistakes': Convicted murderer mistakenly released from jail rearrestedCook County Sheriff via AP CHICAGO -- A convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released following a Chicago court appearance ...
The Salsa Truck is scheduled to hit the streets on Tuesday. The mobile eatery is the first cook-on-board truck to hit the streets since the Chicago City Council passed the ordinance to allow food trucks. Dan Salls of The Salsa Truck checks in while he sets up shop.
Monica Eng and WBEZ’s Louisa Chu have the latest stories from the food front, including classifying Greek yogurt as a protein alternative.
Chicago Restaurant Week - Choose ChicagoChicago Restaurant Week celebrates the dining scene each February. Get the list of 250 restaurants, browse special prix fixe menus & make...
Louisa Chu FoodJ]ust thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mout...
First Chicago food truck gets onboard cooking licenseMore than six months after the Chicago City Council legalized cooking onboard food trucks, the city on Thursday issued its first mobile f...