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.
The new documentary "Food Patriots" follows a family on the search for a healthier-and more informed-way to put dinner on the table. We talk to filmmaker Jeff Spitz. And, we celebrate 50 years of "The Giving Tree."
The new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a West Side social service agency and later became embroiled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered.
Arthur Bishop has been in charge of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the agency that oversees the state’s prisons for young people. Now he’ll run the Department of Children and Family Services.
Lamar Hayslett was among 27 children in Illinois to die of abuse or neglect in DCFS’ last reporting year whose families had previous contact with the agency, a Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ examination of records has found.