Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In today’s episode, we take you to a rally for black construction jobs, introduce you to an undecided voter and more!
►Chicago aldermen are scheduled to meet Monday for a marathon session on the city’s underfunded pension system. The special meeting is scheduled to last six hours, and it’s prompted fiscal watchdog groups like The Civic Federation to pay attention.
►It’s been almost two weeks since Chicago teachers ended their seven-day strike. On the first week back after the strike, at Blaine Elementary School in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood there’s lots of enthusiasm but also, relief.
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►In Illinois, pollsters estimate that undecided voters make up only four to eight percent of the electorate. But national presidential campaigns spend a lot of time and money trying to reach that tiny slice of the electorate. So what does it take to swing a swing voter? To find out, WBEZ is tracking a few of them up until Election Day.
And your WEATHER for today: Mostly cloudy but pretty nice overall, highs in the upper 60s. Tonight, mostly cloudy, lows in the lower 50s except in the upper 50s downtown.
Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s except upper 50s downtown.
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