Here in Illinois, the need for heroin treatment is rising. Senator Dick Durbin’s office says there were 1,652 drug overdose deaths in the state last year. Illinois’ senior senator is introducing legislation that he thinks could curb those deaths by making the overdose drug naloxone more available. We talk to Senator Durbin about those efforts, as well as what Congress should be doing to make rail travel safer.
Some City Council members are pushing for a higher minimum wage. We get the latest. We also spotlight a panel that's tackling the heroin problem in the suburbs. And, Ayana Contreras is back with more reclaimed soul.