The US Supreme Court is back in session, and just in time there’s a new Gallup Poll that measures how Americans feel about the High Court. We also talk with Cubs rookie sensation Kris Bryant. And in the wake of 74 overdoses in a three-day period last week, we hear about the challenges of stemming the tide of heroin addiction in the area. Plus the future of ride-sharing services in Chicago.
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.