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.
The Web and social media can be used to spark positive, social chance. But it can also be plagued by bullies and trolls intent on bringing you down. We talk pros and cons of the Web and strategies to make it a safer place.
Host Tony Sarabia is back, and we talk about the recent CPS layoffs and how they may effect the education system? And with National Health Care on the horizon, we are taking a look at preventive care and its effect on our overwhelmed emergency care services.
U.S. Senator and "Gang of Eight" member Dick Durbin explains what's needed next for immigration reform to get through Congress. And, does a presence at Taste of Chicago prove to be a good move for restaurants? We check in with an eatery after their first year at the fest.
8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth checks in from The Capitol with the latest on immigration talks and legislation around student loan interest rates. On the heels of former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's album of work songs, we play songs about the daily grind.
WBEZ political reporter Tony Arnold previews lawmakers' trek back to Springfield when they'll revisit pension reform and conceal and carry. And, ChicagoTribune reporter Monica Eng discusses how to educate people on eating well. Plus, when have you acted as a Good Samaritan?
A recent Chicago Tribune article highlighted two parents who were able to forgive the young man who killed their daughter. Could you do the same? Also, Curious City addresses how much fracking really contributes to our energy needs.
Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn chats up Tony about his new book, Hot Doug's: The Book, and how he refined America's favorite tubular meat. Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin explains how immigrants can boost area home values, according to research done at Duke University.