In the spirit of the holidays we're tackling the twin dinner table taboos of faith and politics. We discuss top religion stories of 2014 and the Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke walks us down his political hall of shame.
Today we school you on the ins and outs of Illinois' new medical marijuana law. Still confused on what it entails? Call us with your questions. And "Deal Estate" columnist Dennis Rodkin breaks down the boom in Chicago's hotel industry.
"Chicago style" or the "Chicago way" of doings things can be a funny thing--cultural quirks--like the unwritten rule that hot dogs be dressed with celery salt, not ketchup. But the city also earned a reputation for shady politics and back-room deals.
Wednesday's City Council meeting was also the last for 13 aldermen. Their replacements, along with the new mayor, will be sworn in on May 16. Meanwhile, as the new 50-member council gets underway, Eight Forty-Eight wondered, who will be watching what they're up to? And how do they do it?