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]
We get a preview of the Illinois General Assembly's veto session. And, we look at the rise of a financial product called merchant cash advance and why it's targeting small businesses. Plus, we get our weekly shot of "Reclaimed Soul" with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.
We get an update on the scene in Ferguson, Missouri, as residents await for the grand jury's decision. And, we look at the harsh reality for those living in nursing homes. Plus, we talk about the changing curriculum of sex education and what's being lost in some lesson plans.
We travel back in time and look at photos found 50 feet below the Tribune Tower. And, we look at the state of the Dillinger Museum in Northwest Indiana. Plus, we get a mix between jazz, prog, metal and more with the band Sand.
We get an update on the controversy surrounding the George Lucas Museum. And, we talk about the changing landscape of retirement and what it means today. We also look at what a GOP-controlled Senate means for the American economy. Plus, the sounds of Chicago jazz vocalist Petra van Nouse.