Coal City students return to school nearly two months after tornadoes hit the town. A controversial op-ed called for a Katrina-like disaster to hit Chicago. The Chicago Fire soccer club is scraping the bottom of the MLS barrel. Chicago just got a new composting ordinance.
The future of innovation in Chicago is being created in one of the oldest buildings in the city. Up on the 12th floor of the Merchandise Mart an unusually high level of entrepreneurial energy is coming from a 50,000 sq. foot workspace called 1871.
We discuss whether or not the private school system is impeding the progression of public schools by providing an alternative to fixing them. And we talk about the Chicago Fire and how their management, or lack thereof, may be sinking an already losing team.