On Monday, Governor Pat Quinn approved a bill that would allow Chicago to use speed cameras in school zones and parks. WBEZ reporters Alex Keefe and Kristen McQueary explain the implications. Thomas Goetz
, executive editor of Wired
magazine, compares the Chicago plan to systems that use dynamic speed displays instead of cameras.
And, a new report from the Better Government Association finds that Chicago Public Schools employees have collected $265 million for unused sick and vacation days since 2006. The BGA's Bob Reed and a representative from the Chicago Teachers Union debate the report’s findings, and Northwestern University law professor Zev Eigen
examines the changing politics of sick days. To join the discussion, call 312.923.9239
. Also, WBEZ’s history blogger John Schmidt
explains the logic--and illogic--behind why, in Chicago, Roosevelt is a road, Diversey is a parkway and Loomis is a boulevard on one stretch and a street on the rest.