We hear from two members of mayor Emanuel's minimum wage task force that just wrapped up its inaugural meeting. Also, how the Chicago Public Schools is doing with efforts to expand composting. Plus, the history of film censorship in Illinois.
Some City Council members are pushing for a higher minimum wage. We get the latest. We also spotlight a panel that's tackling the heroin problem in the suburbs. And, Ayana Contreras is back with more reclaimed soul.
We look at what some charter school supporters are hoping for as several bills work their way through the state legislature. Plus, how the popular business model of franchising is squeezing small business owners between corporations and workers.
Sound Opinions co-host and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot swings by for Music Thursday to talk about the life and music of Chicago legend Mavis Staples. Kot is author of I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway which is out now.