Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is sworn into his second term Monday and there’s no doubt he faces some big challenges: fiscal disarray, unhappy teachers, under-served neighborhoods demanding more attention and crime. How much can Chicagoans expect to the mayor to get done in the next fours years? What needs the most attention? And will he persuade Springfield and the governor to give Chicago a city owned casino. We get analysis on the Morning Shift. Also, music from Run Boy Run.
The beginning of May here in Chicago means the end of the current class of city aldermen. Chicagoans voted in 13 new freshman aldermen for the 2015 through 2019 term - and they’ll join the ranks with a big group of more familiar faces. Here to talk about what’s left for the current group to tackle - and what the new group looks like - is WBEZ’s City Politics reporter Lauren Chooljian. Also, a look at the history of white riots in Chicago.
From plastic bags to ride sharing, we recap the action at Chicago's City Council meeting. We hear about a contest to find the best liar in Chicago. Plus, a local university's dominance in a sport that usually doesn't get much attention.