We delve into the big news that broke overnight that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mulling the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history. Then, the period between fall semester and Thanksgiving for them is called the Red Zone because more sexual assaults happen on U.S. college campuses during that period than at any other time during the school year. And there is a group of students who attend Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy who helped start a web production company. We wrap up the show with the story of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.
For a college football program seeking redemption after years of underperforming, Te’o wasn’t just their star. He was their symbol. But this Wednesday, Deadspin revealed that Manti Te’o’s “tragic dead girlfriend” story was a hoax.
On today's show: WBEZ's Lee Bey and 'Windy City Times'' Tracy Baim break down the day's news. WBEZ's Alison Cuddy talks about the expiration of the Violence Against Women Act. Plus, just hours from the BCS Championship, we take a look at the culture of Notre Dame football.
The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.