About 400 people filled the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools central office downtown Wednesday morning, demanding that current school board members be fired and replaced by an elected school board.
There have been more than a hundred shootings and dozens of murders within a block of newly-designated “Safe Passage” routes, according to a WBEZ analysis. Chicago Public Schools is hoping the 600 new workers who start guarding those routes Monday can help stanch the violence and keep students safe.
We celebrate a pair of anniversaries--one is silver and the other gold. Lou Diamond Phillips and his "La Bamba" cast mates talk about the impact of the Ritchie Valens biopic 25 years later. And the Giordano Dance Chicago celebrates its 50th year. Plus, new CPS CEO, Barbara Byrd-Bennett.