You all have Thanksgiving memories—but none of your memories go back to 1895.On Thanksgiving Day that year the country's first official auto race took place. It was a 55-mile round-trip journey between the South Side and Evanston.
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we'll continue our exploration of Illinois' financial state, take a look at business news, talk with Chicago's Rhodes Scholars, delve into the history of Chicago's parks, and discuss going solo with James Iha.
He does not seem made of flesh and blood. It is a summer day some years ago and I am looking at his head. Look…it is the color and shape of a gigantic tomato, the sort that wins prizes and "wows" at a county fair. Look at his hair: It is like one of those sleek bicycle helmets.
City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of Mayor Emanuel's budget proposals last week. Does the mayor wield a rubber stamp or do aldermen provide significant input? Plus, we look at Notre Dame's new place atop the BCS rankings. And Rick chats with Goose Island's John Hall.
On Monday's Morning Shift, we'll talk about Illinois' deepening financial crisis, examine the recent string of football injuries, look at foreclosures in Chicago, enjoy some holiday theater, and hang out with Chicago's own Bone and Bell.