The Better Government Association boys return to field questions and concerns about local government. Curious City goes all graphic novel on this week's question about neighborhood formation. And Walter Payton's older brother, Eddie, talks about life in Sweetness's shadow.
On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we talk marriage equality with Mayor Emanuel, look at how the girl scouts shape American politics, review the newest Michelin guide, and examine the intersection of art and public housing.
Turns out, a lot goes into the labels Chicagoans slap on their corners of the city. We have two stories about how this plays out, including one by an Edgewater resident who asked why her own ‘hood is often divided into six.
We talk with Salim Muwakkil and WBEZ's Richard Steele about the rise and potential fall of the Jackson family. Chicago sports photographer Bill Smith will tell us about his work with children in Cambodia. Finally, comedian Jeff Garlin stops by to chat with Rick--and share some laughs.
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we review recent business news, talk about Red Cross relief efforts and criticism, muse on Jay Cutler's concussion, examine the cultural shift in views on marijuana, spar with the Dueling Critics, and take a look at what it takes to impersonate a president.
Hours after voters reelected President Barack Obama, Chicagoans started planning trips to attend his 2013 inauguration.Flurries of emails and social media alerts went out.Chicagoans are booking hotels and planning to caravan to Washington, D.C.