Protesters are demanding a change in leadership, but the mayor says he won’t resign. We talk about the potential of a recall in the city. Then, as Chicagoans engage in a public debate about what needs to change with the police department, we hear from a veteran Chicago police officer about what it’s like to be a cop during this time of increased scrutiny. And two Chicago aldermen share their take on the unfolding events and the challenges facing not only the mayor but the City Council.
Two local lawmakers who could help bring about change in their communities join the program: 12th ward Alderman George Cardenas, Chairman of the Latino Caucus, and 6th ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer, Chairman of the Black Caucus.
The city of Chicago could be near the end of a five-year legal battle for control of a former industrial site with potential to help form a 24-acre park. If an eminent-domain settlement holds up, the land could be an asset for a Mexican-American area of the Southwest Side.