We wrap up this week’s biggest news headlines with NPR reporter David Schaper and Jon Hansen of DNAinfo Chicago. We discuss the Illinois pension reform law which has been ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court; the historic reparations package for victims of torture at the hands of former CPD commander Jon Burge; the resentencing of Cook County inmate Adolfo Davis; and more.
An article in Salon argues that urban public transportation is doomed because politicians who could enact better policies don't use it. They drive or have drivers. How does metro Chicago's public transit fit into this theory? We discuss future train and bus expansion. (Flickr/Dan Klimke)
After announcing massive layoffs, the district wants Chicago teachers to be part of a statewide plan that includes greater employee contributions, salary caps for pensions, higher retirement ages and revised cost of living adjustments.
A new take on Mother's Day: Dede Koldyke of the EarthHeart Foundation gathers mothers for peace, comedian Jim Gaffigan tells stories from his new book Dad Is Fat and Chicago band Bear Claw throws down.
The director of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System is warning that financial troubles are so great it could consider reducing pension benefits to teachers who have already retired.The Springfield State Journal-Register reported Sunday that it obtained a confidential memo written by Dic