(podcasting “from” in a top-secret area just behind the City Council chambers in City Hall)

(broadcasting on the 100-watt aldermanic prerogative radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago)

Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann run through some news updates, they learn about an independent caucus in Chicago’s City Council, they attempt to stuff a “Best of Chicago” ballot box, and then they learn about the 60th anniversary of Israel.

OTL Newsroom Updates;
bidding farewell to Melissa from WLUW’s own Full on Friday,
Mike’s towed-car saga continues and his letter is posted at TheExpiredMeter,
another end of an era — the Spindle in Berwyn came down

Adam Doster In These Times senior editor, Progress Illinois reporter/blogger;
on “Chicago’s Independent Caucus: A Year LaterVote for us!! Chicago Reader: Best of Chicago

OTL: The Best of Chicago;
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Debby Oshri-Pintel – executive director, Hadassah Chicago Chapter;
on celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel

(segue music this week from Balkans)