On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we hear from Democrat and Republican lawmakers on their State of the Union reactions, public defenders with Angela Caputo from the Chicago Reporter, Theater Week and Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly at Pitchfork Music Festival.
Mayor Emanuel has three big things he wants from Springfield. 1) Casinos. 2) Speeding cameras and 3) a huge statue of him sitting on top of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. Okay, maybe not a huge statue, maybe the third was keeping the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago.
Jim DeRogatis isn't just WBEZ's music critic and co-host of Sound Opinions; he's also the drummer for punk rockers Vortis. For those who like their music loud, fast and in their face then, Vortis could be the ticket.
Congress appears to have learned from the last shutdown showdown—a short-term spending bill is expected to pass before money runs out Friday. But have Americans learned how to protect their own financial well-being amidst these budget battles and unruly markets?