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Morning Shift: August 7, 2015

The Chicago Police Department has agreed to reform the way it stops people on the street. Thanks to a deal worked out with the American Civil Liberties Union, CPD will now keep track of all street stops and pat downs, even if an arrest isn’t made. We talk to ACLU about the landmark agreement. And speaking of police, there’s a new float in this year’s Bud Billiken parade that calls attention to police brutality. The annual event is the largest and oldest African American parade in the country and it was started by the Chicago Defender. We hear more about the float, the parade’s history and the character of Bud Billiken. The great granddaughter of Chicago journalist and civil rights leader Ida B. Wells stops by to talk about her efforts to honor Wells with a monument in Bronzeville. And we cap off the show with a look at a new public art project in Chicago that brings the city’s statues to life.

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