Bruce Rauner has been involved in education for years, giving lots of money to schools and programs he believes in. But expanding his vision in Illinois’ political climate is another matter altogether.
We take a look at school discipline in Chicago's charter and traditional public schools. WBEZ's bureau reporters tell us what they heard at their "On the Table" events. And, we've got the ragtime sounds of pianist Reginald Robinson.
We look at what some charter school supporters are hoping for as several bills work their way through the state legislature. Plus, how the popular business model of franchising is squeezing small business owners between corporations and workers.
We hear the stories and music of New Orleans pianist Henry Butler. We also delve into the slow demise of Chicago retail icon Sears after the announcement that it is closing the flagship store on State Street.