Eight Forty-Eight hears excerpts of a speech Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez gave Thursday, in which she offered more details on the creation of a new unit called the Conviction Integrity Unit.
With the unusually balmy weather of late, last year's blizzard might seem like a distant memory. But Eight Forty-Eight heard from one man who will never forget the hours he spent trapped on a bus on Lake Shore Drive.
The Chicago Bears named Phil Emery as the team's new general manager. Cheryl Raye-Stout joined Eight Forty-Eight to shed some light on what this means for the team's future before heading over to Halas Hall for the team's press conference.
The Jane Addams Hull House Association plans to close its doors Friday because of financial problems. Eight Forty-Eight talked with chairman of the board, Stephen Saunders, about what happened and what is next for the organization.
A recent string of overturned convictions in Cook County has sparked curiosity about the root of wrongful convictions. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and WBEZ criminal and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the problem.