Prosecutors say Kadiedra Speed, a 20-year-old ward of the state, stabbed her roommate to death in their Joliet apartment. It’s believed to be the first time a ward has been charged with murder since 2009.
We sit down with the new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family services to find out what plans she has for the agency. We get a preview of this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition. And, the music of Edward David Anderson.
We take a look at the battle between some U.S. Senators and Chicago aldermen over the legacy of Eliot Ness. Plus, a deeper look at the efforts to revamp how Illinois pays for education, and the music of Malian artist Habib Koite.