On Sunday, Abraham Lincoln could add to his already ample résumé by sweeping the Oscars -- Steven Spielberg’s film about the president is up for 12 awards. And it’s not just the movies – Honest Abe’s all over pop culture lately. Here in the Land of Lincoln we care about the guy more than most. But are our intentions sincere?
On Friday's Morning Shift, we look at the week in review. We also talk to Derrick Smith about his re-election, look at what's ahead for marriage rights in light of Wednesday's election results across the country, and talk to WBEZ's statehouse reporter Tony Arnold about this year's lame ducks.
The leader of an Illinois House investigation into alleged misconduct by a lawmaker says she will suggest asking federal prosecutors how much they can reveal about their bribery case against Rep. Derrick Smith.Democratic Rep.
We've heard much lately about selling a U.S. Senate seat. This is really nothing new. The most notorious case took place a hundred years ago. As you might expect, a Chicago politician was at the middle of it.William Lorimer was English in origin, born in Manchester in 1861.