Mayoral candidates Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia have one last weekend to press the flesh, kiss some babies and sell why they should lead the city. The run-off election is Tuesday. Our political reporters Lauren Chooljian and Tony Arnold will be out with the candidates and give us the latest on what voters the candidates are pandering to in the final stretch. Also, music from Sir Richard Bishop.
The free-range parent advocates for their children to explore and discover independently and the movement is on the rise after a Maryland couple was cited by protective services in early March for letting their children walk to a park just a mile from the family’s home. The public's response has raised the question of freedom and how much autonomy parents should or shouldn't be allowing their children. We talk with psychologist Dr. Wendy Mogel and author Mei-Ling Hopgood. Also, more fallout from Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia faced off Thursday, during round two of the televised debate portion of Chicago’s mayoral race. We take a look at what issues drove the conversation and who came out on top. Also, we hear the story of a Illinois National Guard member accused of supporting ISIS. And, we discuss how the seflie stick plays into trends in tourism.
In the past decade we’ve heard a lot about local food and haveseen an exponential increase in farmers markets. But where does it go from here? Are there enough local farmers to supply the need? And how does a small family farm get its products into this market. With us today is Jim Slama President and Founder of the Good Food Festival. He shares his insight. Also, we talk pensions with WBEZ's political reporters.
The two prominent Latinos running for Chicago mayor say they won't unify around a consensus candidate as several African-Americans who once eyed the job have done.Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle are among a crowded field in a campaign that has a chance of producing Chicago's first Latino mayor.
Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun said race wasn't an issue in Congressman Danny Davis' decision to pull out of the race for Chicago Mayor. Braun is now the leading African-American candidate on the ballot for February's election.