Bill Spain is the Midwest correspondent for USA Today and joins us to talk about Chicago's most recent crime statistics. WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joins us to talk Bears. Then: WBEZ's Monica Eng and Louisa Chu bring us the holiday edition of their Chewing the Fat podcast.
Join the Afternoon Shift live from the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza. Eric Zorn and Neil Steinberg give their predictions for the new year. We look at Chicagoan's true pizza preference and we have a sing-along with several local performers.
Reporters tell their stories about working on the 'Heroin LLC' series. Al Gini tells us his top-five picks for holiday gift books. And Blackbird restaurateurs, Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia talk about their new restaurant, Nico Osteria.
Last weekend, ten of Chicago’s top high school debate teams, debated head-to-head on whether the Affordable Care Act will hurt the U.S. economy. Our Heroin LLC series continues with a discussion about the science of addiction. Then: the Q Brothers' take on "A Christmas Carol."
An investigation by the BGA and the Sun-Times shows Rep. Bobby Rush may be violating House ethics rules. DePaul University sociologist Greg Scott joins the conversation in our 'Heroin LLC' series. And David Zirin disputes Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsman of the Year.'
Why does Illinois continue to have such trouble implementing and financing mental health efforts? And how is that delay affecting our most troubled mentally ill youth? Our Heroin LLC series continues today with a conversation about Illinois policy. And: the Harlem Globetrotters come to Chicago.