The city is selling vacant lots for a dollar through the Large Lots program. And a new tax in Chicago could make streaming TV shows online more expensive. Plus, we take a look at some of the pros and cons of the various training approaches for new teachers. We also look at how longtime politicians groom the next generation of leaders. Finally, a look at a local political website’s latest add-on that should be a boon for political junkies looking for back-stories on politicians.
Today on the Morning Shift, we take a look back at Chicago's 1995 heat wave that killed 739 people. We also hear about artistic responses to the disaster. Plus, the FBI has been ensnaring young Muslims in the Chicago area on terrorism charges. We look at the bureau's tactics and whether, in some cases, they may go too far. We'll look at a "not-in-my-backyard" tussle over renting vs. owning in the West Loop. And finally, we get a review of last weekend's Taste of Chicago.