We get an update from the state fair in Springfield where politicians are pitching votes on why they’ve got the best ideas to move Illinois forward. Then, how do the laws keep up with constantly changing technology? Plus, we explore the phenomenon of post-denominational Judaism. And we’ll talk with a filmmaker who documented the exodus of a community out of Cabrini Green, the Near North Side public housing complex that was torn down starting in 1995.
In 2011, WBEZ filmed four short videos featuring Louder Than a Bomb youth poets performing their work on location. The series starts with 16-year-old Aliyah Oyemade, whose poem When a City Loves honors recently “deceased” public housing complex Cabrini Green.
They began this week knocking down the last high rise at Cabrini-Green this week.But the complex which symbolized the worst of the city's public housing--Cabrini was called "notorious" in seemingly every newspaper headline, live shot or social critique of the place over the past 40 years--has achiev
It's just eight days until the Feb. 22 municipal election. And if you want to vote early, there's only three more days to fill out a ballot. Last week Eight Forty- kicked off its one-on-one interviews with the candidates for mayor.