On the eve of his retirement, Ed Shurna reflects on his nearly 20 years with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. The man in charge of recruitment for the Archdiocese of Chicago explains how the church here is trying to increase the number of new priests. We share another installment of the series My Life in Three Songs with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. We enjoy live music from Chicago's eclectic indie band Marrow. We have the latest in the cases of two police-involved shootings in Chicago.
The Catholic priesthood is a vocation that’s seeing lots of aging out and the ranks of would-be priests isn’t what it once was. The Archdiocese of Chicago is holding an event to increase interest in the recruitment process for new priests.
Many districts have already started, including many suburban schools. Then there are Catholic schools and the changes, closures and consolidations brought on by the archdiocese. And, our neighbors in Northwest Indiana are dealing with a new state funding formula and a shortage of teachers.
While it was the adults who broke the rules, it’s the Jackie Robinson West players who are facing the ultimate price - forfeiting their championship title. We host youth sports author and journalist Mark Hyman who takes a deeper look at what rules are in place for these sports. And we groove with British singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Olivia Chaney.