On the 21st: We talked about the shift toward cage-free eggs - and the debate over how chickens are raised on farms. Plus, we learned about the challenges dads face when it comes to diaper changes in public places and spoke with an Illinois mom about how she explained death to her preschooler.
The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game 1 of the 2016 World Series on the strength of a commanding performance by their starter Corey Kluber who struck out nine batters over six innings.
Lake Michigan is experiencing high water levels, bad news for some residents along the western shore. Huge chunks of the shoreline are eroding, and dozens of Wisconsin homeowners are watching their property disappear at alarming rates.
The second medical marijuana dispensary to open in Champaign County is now seeing its first customers. Nu Med is located at 105 East University in Urbana, the site of a former Blockbuster Video location. It joins Champaign-based Phoenix Botanical as the two dispensaries allowed by the state's pilot program in State Police District 10, which includes Champaign, Vermilion, and seven other Central Illinois counties.
The Republican who shares a name with Illinois' longtime Democratic House Speaker is touting a number of Governor Bruce Rauner's business reforms as challenges Democrat Scott Bennett in Illinois' 52nd District. "The Other Mike Madigan" is an Urbana Alderman and restaurant owner who says solutions to Illinois' budget woes start with serious tax reform, and reductions in government spending.
On the 21st: We talked to Cubs broadcaster David Kaplan and former reporter George Castle about the Chicgao Cubs' first trip to the World Series in 71 years. Plus, we heard from fans about what playing for a championship means to them.
On the 21st: We checked in with a Chicago sports reporter about the Cubs going to the World Series. We also discussed racism and politics with a French journalist, learned about Governor Rauner's financial contributions to political campaigns and continued our weekly check-in with Politifact Illinois.