Eight Forty-Eight 12.05.11
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing kicks off Tuesday; WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik brought Eight Forty-Eight profiles from Illinois’ gallery of corrupt politicians. Then, as more companies threatened to leave Illinois, Eight Forty-Eight explored whether or not neighboring states have been successful in luring businesses and creating jobs. Plus, commentator Aaron Freeman explained why he thinks Occupy Chicago protesters and Chicago police have a relatively good relationship. And the Chicago Bears will have to work on their relationship with fans after an ugly 10-3 loss against Kansas City. Cheryl Raye-Stout recapped the game and the latest in the Bulls' preparations for the upcoming season. And, Chicago Tribune reporters David Jackson and Gary Marx managed to track down eight fugitives in Mexico in less than a month. Jackson and Marx updated Eight Forty-Eight on the effects of their reporting.