WBEZ | WGN News at Nine http://www.wbez.org/tags/wgn-news-nine Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Month in Review: Mayor madness dominates January headlines http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/month-review-mayor-madness-dominates-january-headlines <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/January MIR 11.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It rarely feels like we&rsquo;re at a loss for news in Illinois but January proved to be a bumpy ride on most news beats. There were more than enough political, economic and legal intrigues to go around. A tax hike of 67 percent, efforts to abolish the death penalty, not to mention Chicago&rsquo;s first truly contested mayoral race in decades. Those items just skim the surface of the news that was this past month.<br /><br />To help <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wade a little deeper for the January installment of its <em>Month in Review</em> series, host Alison Cuddy was joined by three of the region&rsquo;s journalists: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wgntv.com/about/wgntv-news-team-micah-materre,0,633732.htmlstory">Micah Materre</a> is the anchor of WGN <em>News at Nine</em>,&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/community/profile/13/">Salim Muwakill</a> is the senior editor of <em>In These Times</em> and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/michael-puente">Michael Puente</a> reports on Northwest Indiana for WBEZ.</p><p><em>Music Button: Otis Rush, &quot;Mean Old World&quot;, from the CD Chicago The Blues Today, (Vanguard records)</em></p></p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/month-review-mayor-madness-dominates-january-headlines