Morning Shift: September 4, 2015

Morning Shift: September 4, 2015

We’re heading into the last weekend before school starts for 330,000 Chicago Public School students. For kids in Washington Park on the South Side, the doors to one of their schools will be opening again in fall of 2016. CPS has decided to re-open the shuttered Walter H. Dyett High School but not everyone is happy about the news. We find out why some people are refusing to give up their hunger strike over the issue. Students all over Illinois will have a new option this school year: to pray...but not during class time. That’s the gist of a bill recently signed by Governor Bruce Rauner. The main sponsor of the legislation is in later to give us more details. Plus, WBEZ’s Monica Eng talks about foods invented in Chicago. And we’ve got live music from one of the bands performing at tomorrow’s Villapalooza Music Fest in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. First up, a recap of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s public budget hearings, which wrapped up last night.