We recap the first formal debate of the Illinois gubernatorial race. And, get a wrap on the Blackhawks' first game of the season. Plus, we talk with the author of the new book "The Dylanologists" which explores the many stratagems of Bob Dylan admirers.
We take a look at Cook County's finances with Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Plus, retiring WBEZ staffer Richard Steele shares some of his favorite music from his many years as a music host here in Chicago.
We discuss Chicago's latest One Book, One Chicago, and hear from the author behind this year's pick. And, we look at the factors behind the crowded beer festival landscape. Plus, it's our weekly installment of "Reclaimed Soul."
We talk with academic Steven Salaita whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded due to tweets about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Also, we hear the jazz stylings of vocalist Tammy McCann.
An elder care advocate details what you need to ask when finding the best living situation for aging family members. And, the Great Chicago Fire Festival kicks off at the Chicago River Saturday to celebrate the city's rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire. What makes Chicagoans resilient?
We look at what some juvenile prison inmates in Illinois think about the juvenile justice system. And, we talk about Divvy's suburban expansion. Plus, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland stops by to talk about scoring the music for Ben Hur.