Our dear friend and colleague Shawn Allee is leaving WBEZ for The Environment Report (fortunately you'll still be able to hear his reports from time to time on our airwaves). As News Editor I've worked with Shawn nearly everyday for the last two years.
Our friends and neighbors in NW Indiana made it a long night for news organizations across the country waiting to see if late votes from Lake County would put Obama over the top in yesterday's primary. In the end, Clinton held off Obama by a narrow margin.
The third annual May Day march to support immigrant rights is getting underway this afternoon. Marchers will be starting from Union Park and headed to Federal Plaza in the loop. Our reporter Chip Mitchell is on the scene and will be filing updates this afternoon.