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Afternoon Shift#292: Tax day blues
Journalists Laura Washington and Mick Dumke join us to make sense of the day's top stories, including the Wrigley Field renovation and west side drug markets. We'll also talk with the team behind Pilson's Nightwood restaurant and find out about tax scams with City Treasurer Stephanie Neely.
· Mon, Apr 15 2013 10:47:46
The Day Today:
Two veteran Chicago journalists dissect the news of the day.
examine plans to renovate Wrigley Field; City Hall and the Cubs reached an agreement yesterday on the $500 million effort. They also talk about proposed legislation offering property tax break to seniors in Illinois and gun control in Chicago. On the heels 30th anniversary of Harold Washington’s election, Laura Washington, who worked in his administration, reflects on Washington’s tenure. And, Dumke discusses his recent reporting on the open air drug market on Chicago’s West Side.
Join Mick Dumke and me on WBEZ’s “Afternoon Shift” today at 2 pm. 91.5 FM.We'll discuss Harold Washington, among other things.Laura Washington
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“Best New Chef of 2013.” Vincent’s Nightwood has been an anchor for a growing culinary scene in the Bridgeport/Pilsen corridor. As the accolades continue to pour in from around the world, host Niala Boodhoo asks Vincent and his partner
to share their secret. How do you run a successful restaurant in Chicago? Is it food, location, press, honors or service? Call
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Around April 15, many businesses in poorer neighborhoods offer “deals” to folks with temporary cash injections from tax refunds. Among the most notorious scams are car dealerships peddling “Buy Here, Pay Here” offers that push high-interest auto loans to consumers with bad credit and low incomes. City Treasurer
joins to discuss the scams out there and how to avoid them. Call
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