We get a recap of the Jackie Robinson West game against Pearland, TX, and we take a look at the deep Polish roots of Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. And, "Reclaimed Soul" host, Ayana Contreras, pays homage to the "Godfather of Soul."
We check in with Chicago's Department of Public Health Commissioner to learn more about the state of mental health care services. And, Waukegan wants to pay homage to a literary native. Plus, we get a taste of an original score to Buster Keaton's 1927 film, "The General."
50 school-aged children have died so far this year in Chicago—on sidewalks, on streets, even inside a friend’s home. For parents living in neighborhoods where violence is a reality, even the most benign setting can feel unsafe and out of control.
We get an update on the hearings aimed at answering questions about growing, selling and using medical marijuana in Illinois. Writer and comedian Neal Brennan gives us the scoop on his new show, "The Approval Matrix." Plus, the music of legend Hank Williams.
We learn more about the holes happening at the Dunes, and take a closer look at the debate over fracking in Illinois. Plus, we have a conversation with an important, but not very well known, music figure in Chicago who's looking to give rebirth to the live music scene on Chicago's South Side.
We get the lowdown on Republican Day down at the Illinois State Fair. And, talk about a group of feminist fighting for their rights within the Mormon community. Plus, Sound Opinion hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis give us a preview of this year's Summer Music Film Festival.
We check in with our political reporters Tony Arnold and Alex Keefe for the latest from the Illinois State Fair. What issues are gaining traction for voters? And, we talk to a community activist about the effectiveness to taking to the streets to protest police behavior.