The Chicago Blackhawk's quest to bring home the Stanley Cup has ended in victory after the team shut out the Tampa Bag Lightning Monday night 2-0. It's the first time a Blackhawks team has won the Cup at home since 1938 and fans were happy to take part in celebrating all across the city. We have reactions to the game and hear from Jonathan Toews' former coach. Also, Al Gini stops by with a summer reading list.
One of the things that makes Chicago unique is its long tradition of neighborhood corner bars. Even as the boutique beer business continues to blow up, for some, Old Style will forever remain the the true Chicago style. We dive into the history of the Chicago dive bar with Bill Savage and Liz Garibay. Also, we talk bonds, ratings and borrowing. And, music from Nneka.
When Michael Tyler’s son came to him with a story of schoolyard bullying, he knew this would require more than the standard “keep your chin up” advice. His son had been confronted with a racial epithet and Tyler wanted an illustrative way to explain why that’s never appropriate behavior-from anyone. So he wrote his own book. The Skin You Live In is 10 years old this year, and the author says it’s re-emerging as an important option for parents and teachers to pass on. He details why he thinks the message is different. Also, we talk Stop. Reset. - Goodman's latest.
The 35th Annual Taste of Chicago will showcase the work of more than 50 Chicago area restaurants. But only about 4 will represent Mexican food. A group of businesses in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood felt that Chicago had a lot more to offer when it comes to Mexican cuisine and so this weekend they launch the first ever Taste of Little Village Flavors of Mexico at 26th and Sacramento. Here to talk are Jaime Di Paulo, executive director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce and Louie Lopez chef at Los Candiles. Also, music from The Very Best.
A series of reductions in state services is the latest move in a back-and-forth over the Illinois budget. On Tuesday, Governor Bruce Rauner announced that he'll begin to cut state services and spending. Those include suspending business tax incentive offers, calling off the Illiana Tollway project, and increasing the co-pays for low-income families. The governor's office says it's responsible budget management. We hear from WBEZ's Tony Arnold with the latest. Also, a look how the Stanley Cup seeking Chicago Blackhawks affect the city's economy.
As a kid, Kimo Williams taught himself guitar as an escape from difficult circumstances. He served in Vietnam and after his tour he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music. By graduation, he was a full-fledged composer employing his own innovative techniques writing for orchestra. Outside the symphonic world he’s well known for his work in the Lt. Dan Band. On June 6 and 8, the Chicago Sinfonietta will be performing as part of a program paying tribute to service members. He stops by the Morning Shift first. And, we get a Springfield update.