Blackhawks team president John McDonough repeatedly told reporters at a press conference Thursday that the team was unable to answer questions at this time about the team’s star winger who’s alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in early August.
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.
We take a look at how coverage of sports figures has changed over the years, in light of recent sexual assault allegations against two of Chicago's biggest sports namesWe check in with Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garicia who played a role in the 1995 and 2001 hunger strikes to save community schools, and get his take on the current one over Walter H. Dyett High School. And speaking of Dyett...its story, not the city’s spending priorities...took center stage at the first city budget hearing last night. And the world renowned Chicago chamber music ensemble Eighth Blackbird is in with a preview of the group’s residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
How has sports reporting changed since then when it comes to news made by athletes off the field? We explored this topic in light of the recent sexual assault allegations against two of Chicago’s biggest stars.
We take a look at how college kids talk about sexual assault with their administration and how the topic of rape is handled on some campuses. And, we hear about Chicago police tactics through the years. Plus, the sounds of Chicago indie band Fort Frances.