No budget for a third consecutive year. J.B. Pritzker caught on FBI tapes seeking a political appointment. And will Tiger Woods’ DUI derail his Chicago golf course plans? These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
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In the wake of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the Independent Police Review Authority, or IPRA, is being replaced by COPA—the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Sharon Fairley, COPA’s chief administrator, joins us to discuss the transition.
A look at the cases to watch as U.S. Supreme Court decisions start rolling in.
“Chicago's Very Own," WGN-TV could be soon owned by a politically active, conservative broadcast company based in Baltimore.
Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” helped launch a new, healthier food movement a decade ago. We speak with the author about the recent “One Book, One Chicago” selection.
The Chicago Sun-Times theater critic gives us her take on highly recommended shows from the Goodman Theatre, TimeLine, Paramount and Marriott.
The latest on one of the world’s most extensive cyberattacks ever.
Adam Selzer, author of the new book “H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil,” joins us to discuss the latest chapter in a story that's already more than a century old.
The U.S. House of Representatives approve a bill that repeals several features of Obamacare. Plans for the Obama Presidential Center are unveiled. Gov. Rauner and Mayor Emanuel battle over the Thompson Center sale.
The Madison County school superintendent joins host Eddie Arruza to discuss his run for Illinois governor.
Newly elected Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge President Kevin Graham, a 21-year veteran of the force, shares his concerns and priorities.
The state senator jumped into the crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination for governor a month ago. He joins us in discussion.
United Airlines faces international scorn for dragging a passenger off a plane. Chicago cops oust their union president. Gov. Bruce Rauner goes on a political tour. And the Cubs raise the championship banner.
Joining us with the latest in the world of the built environment is Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic.
A behind-the-scenes look at what some think is the second most powerful position in government: White House chief of staff.
Trump says there’s “no excuse” for hundreds of Chicago shootings. Mayor Emanuel proposes a municipal ID program for undocumented immigrants. Rauner launches a campaign ad, while Democrats push their own “comeback agenda.”
Seventeen years after Mayor Daley launched his plan to transform the Chicago Housing Authority, WBEZ examines promises kept – and broken.
Without enough votes to pass, the House of Representatives postpones a vote on the Republican’s bill to repeal Obamacare.
Former U.S. Supreme Court clerks weigh in on the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson makes his case to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for federal help with gangs and guns. That story and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Chef Rick Bayless is just one of the highlights at this year’s three-day Good Food Festival. We speak with the event’s founder to learn more.
Cornelia Suskind tell us about her son Owen, the subject of a new documentary film.