Homicides and shootings were up in Chicago in 2015, but crime fell six percent overall, according to the Chicago Police Department. We break down the numbers and what we should take away from them with Jeremy Gorner, crime reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
The Washington Post recently ranked Chicago as the 7th best food city in the country. WaPo restaurant critic Tom Sietsema explains what stands out about Chicago’s dining the food scene when you compare them to what’s happening in places like Portland, Philadelphia, and Houston.
New Census data shows that Illinois is one of three states with the highest outbound migration. We talk to a local writer and performer about her personal experience saying goodbye to more than 40 friends over the last year. And, we highlight docs from the Stranger Than Fiction documentary series.
We dive into the debate over school testing-and talk alternatives-with Anya Kamenetz, author of "The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don’t Have To Be." And we take a look at all the diets that people will tackle for their New Year's resolution.
The CDC is warning about the outbreak of the flu, saying this year's shot is not effective at fighting this strain. We check in with school nurses about what they're doing to keep students and staff safe.
We get a recap on the second Illinois gubernatorial debate. And, we tackle the question of what happens next if and when the state takes over a failing school. Plus, it's "Reclaimed Soul" time with host Ayana Contreras.