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]
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.