Anyone who has survived a Chicago winter knows it is not for the faint of heart: It is cold, it is dark, it is gray and it is unforgiving.Similarly, political missteps in the Windy City can be just as treacherous.
It was October 31, which meant that it was Halloween and time for Month in Review. October was a busy month in the world of news, so Eight Forty-Eight welcomed guest host Steve Edwards and three experts to help make sense of the headlines: Rick Pearson, political reporter at the
The battle over gambling is not unique to Illinois. In the last two years, at least 37 state legislatures sought to do the same: During the past three decades, legalized gambling has become a $92 billion industry nationwide. Journalist Sam Skolnik said this revenue also has its costs.
Michael Sidney Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan. But about 20 years ago he learned that his biological father is black. Monday, Eight Forty-Eight featured a conversation with Fosberg about the discovery of and subsequent reunion with his father.
Michael Sidney Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan but at the age of 34 he learned he is black. Fosberg’s search for his biological father led to decades of self reflection, confrontation and reconciliation.
African-Americans make up 18 percent of Illinois’ youth population, but they represent over half of Illinois kids who are locked up.That discrepancy is called Disproportionate Minority Contact.Members of the Inside and Out team gathered some 200 people into a building on Chicago&rsquo