I can never drive to or through Indiana without thinking of Mike Royko and the feud he had with the fine citizens here. For reasons not at all serious, Mike frequently ripped into the state. He called it “the most miserable state in the union.”
The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Illinois house lawmakers are poised to take up a bill that would speed up construction of the Illiana expressway. But the method for getting the land to build that highway, known as quick-take, isn't sitting well with many residents in its path.