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.
We take a deeper look at what Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner have planned for Illinois. And, we look at how Illinois schools are doing on achievement. Plus, we get drama from The Neo-Futurists and music from Dry The River.
We get a recap of the final U.S. Senate forum between incumbent Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis. We also wrap up our voter series with a look at the youth vote. And, what's the state of Amtrak's ridership? Plus, we hear the musical styling of Israeli cellist, Yoed Nir.
A photojournalist shares his story of stigmatization since returning from Liberia. And, we continue our voter series with a look at the African-American vote. Plus, Ayana Contreras joins us for another "Reclaimed Soul".
As part of our series looking at the different voting blocks in this year's election, we hear about efforts to encourage people to actually get to the polls. Also, we talk about a new book that reflects and highlights different biblical stories. Plus, the sounds of Brazilian transplant, Momo.
It's the midway point of the Bears' season and we get a recap of their match against the Patriots. And with Election Day nearing, we kick off a week-long series that looks at the various voting blocks, including those who served time. Plus, celebrating 10 years of Chicago's Mucca Pazza.
We have an interview with Mayor Emanuel's new pick for City Treasurer. And, we hear from the author of a new book that exposes a know chapter in FBI history revolved around African American writers. Plus, the sounds of French jazz vocalist, Cyrille Aimee.