Cobra Lounge on Chicago’s near west side is known as a rockbar. But five years ago, classic soul took over Cobra on Thursday nights. They called it Dusty Grooves, and it grew into a destination dance party with people crammed to the rafters. This Thursday is the final “Dusty Grooves.” They’re going out while they’re still on top. Johnny Walker, the man behind the wheels of steel, joins us to talk about the rise and demise of a Soul night in the city. Also, we talk Riot Fest's move from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park.
Much attention has focused on how the Illinois state legislature might be prepared to take on public employee benefits – either to solve its budget deficit or change the way government works. But what about the other side of the equation?