Lech Walesa helped loosen the communist grip on eastern Europe. We speak with the former President of Poland about Chicago, President Obama, and trade unions.
NATO in Chicago -
Freshly indicted 29th Ward Alderman Isaac Carothers returned to City Hall today. Rich Samuels updates us on Chicago's latest public corruption scandal.
What might the impact of GM's bankruptcy filing be on Chicago? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780's Noon Business Hour joins us with some insights.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Senator Burris' wiretap recordings made public; Chicago Alderman Isaac Carothers indicted; state budget negotiations go down to the wire; President Obama nominates the first Hispanic to the Supreme Court; a bevy of housing figures out this week, are there any signs of a recovery?; the Blackhawks Stanley Cup quest comes up short; and Bulls rookie sensation Derrick Rose in the middle of a cheating scandal.
Foreclosures reached an all-time high last month, but there are other signs that indicate the worst may be over. Eddie Arruza and his panel discuss whether or not there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel.
Christian Farr meets Chicago's other "boys of summer," the professional lacrosse players who play for the Chicago Machine.
There are 25 so-called "therapeutic riding" stables in Illinois, offering classes for people with disabilities. What are the benefits? We visit one Chicago area stable to find out.
Senator Roland Burris says the transcripts of secretly recorded telephone conversations prove that he did not offer former governor Rod Blagojevich money in exchange for his Senate seat. Rich Samuels has some reactions from local politicians.
We look into the life and challenges of a homeless 11-year-old Chicago Public School student, and learn what the city's school system does to help.
If you would like to help the family of Demarra Rutherford, you have two options:
You can send a check made payable to the:
Demarra Rutherford Fund
C/O: Metropolitan Family Services
1 North Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60602
Patti Blagojevich is toughing it out in the rainforest of Costa Rica on NBC's reality show "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" We hear what she had to say about her husband on last night's show.
There is no agreement in Springfield yet on how to make up a potential $12 billion budget shortfall, but some Republicans in the House have hinted they might support an income tax increase. Carol Marin and her panel of legislators have the latest on the ongoing budget negotiations.
Conan O'Brien enters the spotlight this evening as the new host of the Tonight Show. We revisit our May 2006 interview with Conan when he brought his Late Night show to Chicago.
Alderman Isaac Carothers was indicted today on federal fraud and bribery charges. Rich Samuels was at the Federal Building and has the latest on this story.
The music industry was turned upside down in ten short years. We talk about the seismic shift with the Chicago Tribune's music critic Greg Kot, author of the new book "Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music."
Geoffrey Baer tells the intriguing story behind an old union hall -- and why there used to be so much power behind its walls -- when he answers your questions about Chicago architecture and history.
Last night, we brought you a piece about an 11-year-old homeless Chicago Public Schools student, which prompted a number of viewers to write in. We share what you had to say.