We wrap up this week’s biggest news headlines with NPR reporter David Schaper and Jon Hansen of DNAinfo Chicago. We discuss the Illinois pension reform law which has been ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court; the historic reparations package for victims of torture at the hands of former CPD commander Jon Burge; the resentencing of Cook County inmate Adolfo Davis; and more.
Americans are now presented with more labels on their egg cartons than ever. Should you buy cage free, free range, natural, organic, vitamin enriched, vegetarian fed or pastured? Today we talk about new egg research and help you navigate grocery store labels in general.
The beginning of May here in Chicago means the end of the current class of city aldermen. Chicagoans voted in 13 new freshman aldermen for the 2015 through 2019 term - and they’ll join the ranks with a big group of more familiar faces. Here to talk about what’s left for the current group to tackle - and what the new group looks like - is WBEZ’s City Politics reporter Lauren Chooljian. Also, a look at the history of white riots in Chicago.
Adolfo Davis is now waiting to find out his new sentence for a crime committed decades ago when he was 14. Davis was given life without parole - the sentence was mandatory back then for crimes like the double murder Davis was part of. The U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled mandatory life without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional - so Davis and some 80 others in Illinois are getting new sentencing hearings.Yesterday, defense lawyers and an assistant Cook County state’s attorney argued widely different views about what should happen to him now. We hear the latest from both sides.