Members of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus are calling on the school district to hire more Latinos as teachers, principals, and administrators.The push comes after WBEZ reported on the gap between the percentages of Latino teachers and Latino students.
We talk about teachers' reactions to the new head of Chicago Public Schools. Plus, we take a look back at the first half of the baseball season, as well as what lies ahead for the Cubs and White Sox. We take listeners' calls about what drives them crazy on the roadways. Also, we get a preview of this weekend's 33rd annual Japan Day celebration in Arlington Heights. Finally, we enjoy the music of St. Louis singer/songwriter Beth Bombara.
The Cook County board approved a sales tax hike. A South Side art gallery has gained global attention for a controversial installation about Ferguson. 20 years after the deadly heat wave that killed more than 700 people in Chicago, system changes and safeguards have been put into place to try to avoid a future disaster. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams released their debut album.