We take a look at the Illinois Troops to Teachers program that's helping military personnel transition into a teaching career. And, we talk to the students of the "CPS Shakespeare!” program. Plus, a look at the modern American family through the eyes of playwright Stephen Karam.
We get an update on what's to come in the ongoing battle to raise the state's minimum wage. And, we hear from the creator of "The Longest Shortest Time" podcast that helps parents adjust to their new role. Plus, the country western sounds of Chicago's Golden Horse Ranch Band.
We get more on the Illinois midterm election. And, we look at ways a house of worship stays relevant in a changing neighborhood. Also, Chicago photographer Sandro Miller talks about his new exhibit at the Catherine Edelman Gallery. Plus, the legacy of saxophonist, Charlie Parker.
We analyze the results and surprises of the 2014 Illinois midterm elections. And, we hear from you. What surprised you about the election results and what do you want the candidates to make happen for the state?
We talk about a new Truthout investigation that looks at fatal police shootings by Chicago police officers. And, we look at a new exhibition that uncovers the role of art in changing neighborhoods. Plus, we remember "Car Talk" co-host Tom Magliozzi.
We get a rundown of some key Indiana races to watch this upcoming election. And, we take a look at the achievement gap many kids in poverty face throughout the state's public schools. Plus, the sounds of Chicago guitarist, Neil Dixon Smith.