Former Chicago charter schools executive Beth Purvis is earning $250,000 a year to spearhead Gov. Bruce Rauner's top education initiatives, a salary that is more than double what her predecessors received.
Last week three Congressmen and a chef reintroduced a house bill urging the federal government to label food made with genetically engineered ingredients. State initiatives to label these foods have gained steam in recent years, passing or narrowly failing in several states already. Illinois also has a pending bill. We ask, should Americans know if their food contains genetically engineered ingredients? Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo and Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio weigh in. Also, a look at the solar power industry in Illinois.
Gov. Bruce Rauner preached the importance of bipartisanship while announcing wide-sweeping conservative policy proposals in his first State of the State Address Wednesday. But already Democrats are showing they’re ready for a fight.
"Wild Travels" host Will Clinger previews a new twist on an old public TV favorite. We preview the public forums about the ongoing process of trying to secure the Obama Library for Chicago's South Side. Plus, some psychedelic pop from Estonia.