Illinois lawmakers Tuesday are voting on a deal that would aim to fix the state's pension crisis. Who's happy with the deal and who thinks it falls short? We take the pulse. Plus, documenting the struggles of a small Indiana town through the eyes of the high school basketball team.
The biggest shopping day of the year kicks off the Holiday season and Morning Shift is taking a real-time look at the decisions consumers are making. We also hear about Chicago artists that will be featured in the prestigious Whitney Biennial.
Ben Wolf of ACLU and Denise Gonzales of DCFS respond to WBEZ and Chicago Sun-Times' "Faces of Failure", the series exploring deaths in the DCFS system. They discuss the history of the system, and offer ideas for improvement.
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.