We hear about the Flanagan South pipeline here in Illinois. And, talk about the laws pertaining to orders of protection in the state. Also, we learn how jazz legend Charles Mingus potty trained his cat. Plus, the musical styling of Chicago composer, Daniel Knox.
We recap a weekend of Chicago sports and talk to a rabbi whose mission is to visit every Jewish prisoner in Illinois every month. Plus, we talk with the author of an upcoming book that details the brilliant work and tragic life of musician, Jason Molina.[View the story "Morning Shift: Jewish Rabbi spreads faith throughout Illinois prisons " on Storify]
SHOPPING! Black Friday style! We find out who's buying what, where, and how much they're spending. Plus we recap the Bears vs. Lions, talk to students doing a Holocaust archive project, and look at the damages sleep deprivation does to our mental and physical state.
We hear your holiday travel horror stories and share a few tips to survive the holiday commute. And, we look at regional Thanksgiving recipes. Plus, our pre-Thanksgiving soul with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.
We talk about the St. Louis County Grand Jury's decision not to indict police office, Darren Wilson for the shooting and killing of Michael Brown. And, look at reactions here in Chicago. Plus, the music of Goodman's Theatre's, "A Christmas Carol".
We look at a recent poll that says cops sometimes fail at calming tense situations. And, we examine the debate over discretionary time off and whether it's as good as it sounds or just a trick. Plus, we look at Chicago's endangered parks.
Today, we get a reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration reform, we want to hear from you. Also, the synth pop sounds of Canadian band, Stars.[View the story "Morning Shift: What's in the President's new immigration plan?" on Storify]
We look at the alarming state of Robbins, Illinois and preview this year's Chicagoans of the Year chosen by Chicago magazine. And, we check in with Illinois Treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs. Plus, we get a visit from a man who's known as the king of the "too soon" joke, Gilbert Gottfried.[View the story "Morning Shift: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried brings his signature style to Chicago " on Storify]