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.
We get an update on the Chicago Archdiocese documents and the city's SRO ordinance. Plus, we learn more about black storytelling from the National Association of Black Storytellers. And, we get our weekly dose of "Reclaimed Soul".
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.