A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state's gay marriage law takes effect. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin on Monday ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray is terminally ill.
After months of delay, Illinois is set to become the 15th state to allow same sex marriage, after state lawmakers approved the bill last night. Morning Shift is covering the story from all angles, getting reactions from listeners, citizens, and lawmakers.
Mayor Emanuel is touting proposed legislation around mandatory minimum sentencing as a method for curbing gun violence in Chicago. Two reporters on the beat take a deeper dive on this strategy. Plus, the spooky roots music of Peculiar Pretzelmen.
We take a look at the growing problem of heroin addiction in the suburbs. We also hear from Evanston playwright, Dan Noonan, and his new award winning play, "Set Up".Photo: Flickr/obviously_c[View the story "Morning Shift: Heroin addiction in the suburbs" on Storify]