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Mike Stephen chats with local photographer Larry Broutman about Chicago Monumental, his new coffee table book tribute to the city’s monuments; talks with Illinois Policy Institute writer Austin Berg about the political twists and turns in Chicago’s property-tax hike; and checks in with Forest Preserve District of Cook County general superintendent Arnold Randall about nature, cycling, wildlife, and the North Branch Trail System extension. Meanwhile, we spread the word that Chicago street festivals are technically free! This week’s local music is provided by The Black Oil Brothers.

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