Community members in the Pilsen nieghborhood protested the demolition of a field house at Whittier Elementary, but the building was still razed. Chicago Public Schools officials cited safety concerns for its closure. We learn about the fight to save it, and what's next for the community.
With Navy Pier headed toward a re-design in the next couple years, can the design continue to attract so many tourists? And, Matteson, Illinois, officials are closing Lincoln Mall. What does this imply about the future economy of the south suburbs?
We discuss the trend of photographing modern ruins and whether it exposes viewers to a world they may never see, or exploits a city's dissent. And, the new play Invasion! stirs up conversation about the politics of racial profiling.
We discuss the Bloomberg investigation into the unsavory practices in the palm oil industry. And do you care who your children's role models are? Baseball's recent PED scandal is calling the issue of role models to the plate.
The recent closure of 49 public elementary schools in Chicago has one local group alleging it's a human rights violation. We learn about the group's accusations, and talk to CPS' CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett about the district's budget.