The murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee has a lot of Chicagoans wondering how to reduce gang violence, perhaps through a ceasefire of some kind. We discuss the potential for a truce. Plus, the state of literacy is the topic of discussion Thursday at Chicago’s first ever Literacy Symposium. We talk with two of the organizers and get some advice on how to make better readers of adults and children. And we get a preview of this week’s Reclaimed Soul, the Thursday night soul music love fest on our sister station, Vocalo.
Hundreds of mourners, including first lady Michelle Obama, stood and applauded the family of a 15-year-old Chicago girl a week and a half after her death brought national attention to the city's staggering gun violence.