Mike Stephen talks with Illinois Retail Merchants Association vice president Tanya Triche about how changes in Chicago’s tobacco-selling laws impact local businesses, chats with Historic Chicago Bungalow Association deputy director Gillian Wiescher about protecting and preserving an important part of the city’s architecture and character, and checks in with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about influential gospel funk musician Pastor T.L. Barrett for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we aspire to build a better future by simply listening to each other. This week’s local music is provided by the ions.
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