It’s do or die for the Chicago Cubs tonight. Plus, the team’s first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, talks about the day-to-day focus that got him this far. Then, we ask: what makes a police chief successful or unsuccessful? Also, our weekly shot of soul with Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras.
Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government reached a ceasefire last Friday, but shelling over the weekend in Donetsk could threaten the peace. We'll get an update from Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute.
It's hard to track down Ameena Matthews. She's constantly on call, always ready to keep conflicts in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods from escalating to homicide. But she wasn't always the one breaking up the fights and trying to keep the peace — Matthews will tell you herself, she didn't think she'd live to see 25, as most of her youth was wrapped up in life on the streets.
Three hundred African-American and Latino young men are set to gather Friday for a pre-New Year’s Eve peace summit.CeaseFire, the anti-violence group, will host the summit on Chicago’s West Side.Illinois Director Tio Hardiman said there’s a lot of conflict currently infecting the streets.