We sit down with the new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family services to find out what plans she has for the agency. We get a preview of this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition. And, the music of Edward David Anderson.
From plastic bags to ride sharing, we recap the action at Chicago's City Council meeting. We hear about a contest to find the best liar in Chicago. Plus, a local university's dominance in a sport that usually doesn't get much attention.
On his 115th birthday we celebrate the life and music of Duke Ellington. We also sit down with one of the most famous nuns in the world, Sister Helen Prejean, who has dedicated much of her life to fighting the death penalty.
We mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a story of two Catholics who helped rescue Jews in the Netherlands. We also look at how Chicago Catholics are celebrating the canonization of two popes. Plus, country music from Suzy Bogguss.
The Friendly Confines turns 100 on Wednesday, and we want to hear your memories of the ballpark. Maybe it was your first game, or a ritual you established there with someone special. Wrigley historian Stuart Shea helps guide us through 100 years.