We talk with folks trying to put the lid on Forth of July violence in Chicago, learn about the history of the city's early involvement in the film industry, find out about the CPS pension payment, and listen to a live performance from Mariachi El Bronx
We get an update an update on weekend Chicago sports. And, we talk race, friendships and Evanston with author Mary Barr on her new book "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston." Plus, a music performance from Morning Shift 2014 archives.
We wrap our series "There Goes the Neighborhood" with a conversation about how non-profits are trying to improve housing policies to protect all residents in changing neighborhoods. And, we hear the local theater scene's response to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
We continue our gentrification series, "There Goes the Neighborhood" and look at the role artists play in gentrifying communities. Also, we look at what the new U.S. policy on Cuba will mean for tourism. Plus, we learn about what it takes to become a nun and who's making that leap.
We continue our gentrification series "There Goes the Neighborhood" and uncover why black neighborhoods don't gentrify. Also, we look at the do's and dont's to table manners. Plus, it's our weekly shot of "Reclaimed Soul".
We continue our series "There Goes the Neighborhood" with a look at whether there at gentrifier's guilt and how to be a good neighbor in a changing neighborhood. And, we look at the city's suburban municipal candidate nominations. Plus, we discover great holiday reading picks.
We get an weekend update on Chicago sports. And, learn how accurate paternal test really are. Plus, we kick off our new series, "There Goes the Neighborhood" where we explore Chicago's most gentrified areas and we take your calls.[View the story "Morning Shift: The changing demographics of Chicago's neighborhoods " on Storify]
We learn why some Northwest Indiana residents are asking for better policing. And, talk to playwright Lisa D' Amour about her latest production at Steppenwolf Theatre, "Airline Highway". Plus, we celebrate 50 years of Chicago's Polish cultural institution, The Lira Ensemble.