A group of republicans sent a letter to the government of Iran explaining how Congress works. This comes amid tough negotiations on an Iranian nuclear deal. We also look back at a famous Swedish director making his just stateside and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble on Global Activism.
State lawmakers have approved a plan to restructure retirement benefits for state employees. Gov. Quinn says he’ll sign it. But labor groups vow to sue and the proposal sets up a fight for next year’s election.
A small alternative theater company from Poland is scrambling to put together a production slated to show in Chicago after the U.S. denied its cast members visas. The group claims it’s just another victim of stalled immigration reform.
Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele welcome Reggie Torian to talk abou the soulful, complex sounds of Curtis Mayfield. We also hear about Bears head coach, Marc Trestman, and check in with an organizer of the world's second oldest LGBT film fest.[View the story "Morning Shift: The music of Curtis Mayfield" on Storify]
Republican primary voters might see a long list of candidates next year for Illinois governor. But ask each one what the ideal GOP candidate looks like, and you’re likely to get very different answers.