Sam Lay worked with legends, and along the way became a legend himself. From Little Walter to Muddy Waters, from Howlin’ Wolf to Willie Dixon, Sam Lay played drums on dozens of influential blues records in the early 1960’s. By the middle of the decade, he was recording and touring with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, a multi-racial outfit that spread Chicago blues across the world. Earlier this month was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Lay talks about his life and his music. Also, a look at Method soap's move to the Pullman neighborhood.
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says shifting custodial services to a private contractor isn’t going smoothly, but insists schools are not dirty. She also said the 475 pending layoffs are “up to the contractors.”
After more than a decade with the same lunch provider, Chicago Public Schools hired a new catering company, Aramark, to produce its school food this year.The new caterer promised to boost sales, make tastier food and even serve up organic salad every day.