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We preview the new session of the Illinois General Assembly. Plus, a noted Field Museum researcher has discovered a bizarre little bat in Madagascar; Chicago Public Radio's Lynette Kalsnes reports. We talk with author Jack Zimmerman, author of the new book about the south side of Chicago, Gods of the Andes. Artist Eric Futran mourns the loss of old Chicago in his song, “Gracious City Living Polka.” Jonathan Miller reviews the latest screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center. And Kelly Kleiman and Christopher Piatt review the Three Musketeers at the Shakespeare Theater.

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