Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Morning Shift: At the crossroads January 30, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Morning Shift' #96: At the crossroads" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #96: At the crossroadsOn Wednesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Sec. of Transportation about his tenure, Illinois freshman lawmakers, the Bishop of Sweet Holy Spirit Chicago on same-sex marriage, Chicago Cultural Mile Association, brand experts and live music and life with Tim Kelley.Storified by · Wed, Jan 30 2013 07:59:25Motor Row event at the Hudson, ChicagoSoloMotorRowLaHood steps downSecretary of Transportation and former Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood announced on Tuesday that he’s stepping down from the agency.Ray LaHood stepping down at U.S. Transportation SecretaryU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stepping downLaHood to step down as Transportation Secretary - The Boston GlobeWASHINGTON - Ray LaHood, the Illinois Republican who turned distracted driving into a national crusade while serving a Democratic presid...Freshman LawmakerFreshman Illinois Representative Chris Welch joined Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and other lawmakers Tuesday as part of a working group addressing guns in Illinois. Rep. Welch explained what he thinks needs to be done in the state and details priorities for his first year in the Illinois House.Lt. Gov. Simon creates firearms working groupIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants new members of the Illinois General Assembly from both parties and from across the state to learn ab...Welch's jobs planShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Print Chris Welch, the 7th District state rep serving Forest Park, River Forest and a swath of P...A gay clergy?Some Church leaders from across the state are calling for a referendum to vote on same-sex marriage. Bishop Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit Chicago says that based on conversations with his congregants and other Church leaders that the people would support a referendum against same-sex marriage.Anti-Gay Marriage Referendum Effort Failing Again in IllinoisCasey Cameron,Chicago LGBT Community Examiner Casey Cameron has been an advocate for LGBT rights since 2001. Shortly after he came out to...Chicago Cultural MileIllinois: Conflicts over legalization of same-sex marriageConflict in Illinois over legalization of same-sex marriageThe Chicago Cultural Mile Association is an independent not-for-profit working on plans to provide a more fluid thoroughfare from Museum Campus to the Art Institute of Chicago. Executive Director of Chicago Cultural Mile Association Sharene Shariatzadeh tells us more about the organization, its plans and how the area could change.Future of the Chicago Cultural MileWhy wander when potential riches are just ahead to the south? At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet"...What brands will survive 2013?A recent blog post from 24/7 Wall St. profiled “ten brands that will disappear in 2013”. Branding expert Kelly Ryan O’Brien and Tim Calkins of Northwestern University, author of Defending Your Brand: How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks, detail what brands need to do to survive the crowded marketplace.Up close and personal with musician Tim KelleyIt’s been several years since Chicago musician Tim Kelley’s last music project, Puerto Muerto, the duo he was in with his then-wife, Christa Meyer. Kelley’s spent the past couple of years piecing together songs as he’s balanced music with some of the challenges of fatherhood, and beyond. He’s out with a new project, Moss Garvey, and he’ll stop by to talk about his dual-life as parent and musician, and about the musical path he’s been on since his days with Puerto Muerto. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories morning shift, Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Morning Shift: Immigration gets an ovation Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Morning Shift: The art of reality View the discussion thread. Featured For the love of television Rob Delaney on Nerdette Botanical brewing with Forbidden Root The feast of the wretched Rabbits: For pets or plates?