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Morning Shift: Peaks and Valleys
February 20, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #111: Peaks and Valleys
On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we talk to WBEZ statehouse reporter on Illinois gun hearings, Texas School District Superintendent on armed administrators, Gary Mayor on city development, WBEZ sports reporter and Chicago Magazine's Executive Editor and a parent join the conversation about Autism.
· Wed, Feb 20 2013 07:49:33
State Gun Hearings
The Illinois House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on gun safety laws in the state. WBEZ statehouse reporter Tony Arnold was at the hearings and tells us if there was anything new on the agenda, or whether it was the usual line-up and expected testimony.
Gun control hearing under way at StatehouseGun control and concealed carry are the subject of a public hearing at the Statehouse this afternoon. Madigan, D-Chicago, has scheduled h...
At guns hearing, debate centers around concealed carry, not schoolsIllinois is the only state to not allow concealed carry, but that’s likely to change soon. A federal court recently mandated lawmak...
Daley and Gary Mayor work on future of city
Gary, Indiana, has had its share of tough times throughout the years. Now Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has stepped in to lend his name and clout to the city’s economic future. He’s tapped students at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, where he serves as a senior fellow, to offer ideas on how to bring dollars and development back to the Indiana city. Gary mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson gives us an update on this partnership and explains what she’s doing to turn the tide of the city.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley adopts GaryFormer Chicago mayor strikes up a partnership with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, leveraging students and money raised by the Universit...
Mayor Daley, U. of Chicago students "adopting" GaryFormer Chicago Mayor Daley and students from the University of Chicago have teamed up to help Gary, Indiana: With guidance from Daley and...
Blackhawks up for a record and Bulls make moves?
With a single point tonight, the Blackhawks will tie the record for the best start in NHL history. Plus the NBA trade deadline is coming up. Will the Bulls make any moves? WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout has the inside scoop on the ice and the hardwood.
Chicago Blackhawks match record in win over VancouverThe Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night to give them 16 straight games with at least one point,...
Beyond the younger years, adults with Autism
Autism spectrum diagnoses among children have jumped from one in 150 in 2000 to one in 88. While a host of resources exist for minors, that support dries up when autistic kids become adults.
magazine executive editor Cassie Walker Burke wrote about the transition in the latest edition of the magazine. She stops by to examine the issue, along with Linda Stern, a Wilmette parent whose 26-year-old autistic child found work at a bank, and Maurice Snell, a spokesman with autism for the advocacy group Easter Seals.
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When Autistic Children Are Children No MoreThree local families confront the looming social crisis. (page 1 of 4) Lunchtime at Our Place The peas must be sorted. On a recent Friday...
WBEZ Theater Critics Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel review
on stage at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on stage until March 24.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Julius CaesarAll Rome takes to the streets in celebration: the great general Julius Caesar returns triumphant from his victory over Pompey. In a repub...
Chicago Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR Is A Man For All Seasons | Showbiz ChicagoPosted on 14 February 2013 by Michael J. Roberts All mighty Ceasar has certainly come a long way from his Roman abode. As the centuries t...
WBEZ Pop Blogger Jim DeRogatis tells us this interesting story...
Reconfigured Taste of Chicago a financial flopFourteen weeks after it ended, city officials still can't say exactly how much money the reconfigured Taste of Chicago lost in 2012.