SHOPPING! Black Friday style! We find out who's buying what, where, and how much they're spending. Plus we recap the Bears vs. Lions, talk to students doing a Holocaust archive project, and look at the damages sleep deprivation does to our mental and physical state.
We hear your holiday travel horror stories and share a few tips to survive the holiday commute. And, we look at regional Thanksgiving recipes. Plus, our pre-Thanksgiving soul with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.
We talk about the St. Louis County Grand Jury's decision not to indict police office, Darren Wilson for the shooting and killing of Michael Brown. And, look at reactions here in Chicago. Plus, the music of Goodman's Theatre's, "A Christmas Carol".
We look at a recent poll that says cops sometimes fail at calming tense situations. And, we examine the debate over discretionary time off and whether it's as good as it sounds or just a trick. Plus, we look at Chicago's endangered parks.
Today, we get a reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration reform, we want to hear from you. Also, the synth pop sounds of Canadian band, Stars.[View the story "Morning Shift: What's in the President's new immigration plan?" on Storify]
We look at the alarming state of Robbins, Illinois and preview this year's Chicagoans of the Year chosen by Chicago magazine. And, we check in with Illinois Treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs. Plus, we get a visit from a man who's known as the king of the "too soon" joke, Gilbert Gottfried.[View the story "Morning Shift: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried brings his signature style to Chicago " on Storify]
We get a preview of the Illinois General Assembly's veto session. And, we look at the rise of a financial product called merchant cash advance and why it's targeting small businesses. Plus, we get our weekly shot of "Reclaimed Soul" with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.
We get an update on the scene in Ferguson, Missouri, as residents await for the grand jury's decision. And, we look at the harsh reality for those living in nursing homes. Plus, we talk about the changing curriculum of sex education and what's being lost in some lesson plans.