A new documentary chronicles Chicago hip hop artist Rhymefest's emotional quest to reunite with his father. Then, the Chicago Biennial kicks off this weekend. Plus two students at the U of I in Urbana-Champaign are broadcasting Illini football games in Mandarin Chinese. And we talk about a new festival to celebrate Filipino culture and food.
Problems at the University of Illinois just keep piling up. There’s a new city advisory board to provide landlords with information and resources on how to identify and address hoarding. Also, a preview of the upcoming Chicago Jazz Festival, a performance by one of the fest’s artists and a look at why there are so few African American chefs.
U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas said in a statement on Friday that he learned of “efforts to deter injury reporting” and pressure players “to continue playing despite injuries.” There were other allegations about Beckman threatening the scholarships of some seniors who were injured.
The university aims to prepare more than 7,500 pounds of salsa made from local produce. The record attempt is part of a university tradition that dates back to 2011, when they prepared the world’s largest smoothie for new students.