Abner Mikva Documentary Delves into Chicago Politician’s Progressive Values, Drive
Chicago politician Abner Mikva had the distinction of serving in all the three branches of U.S. government. A new documentary delves into Mikva’s storied political career and public life.
State Senators Weigh in On Tightening Coronavirus-Related Restrictions
Illinois Sens. Sara Feigenholtz and Don DeWitte talk about the governor’s decision to halt indoor dining and bar service in regions where coronavirus rates are surging.
Bears Coach Criticized for Poor Play-Calling, Quarterback Questions Return
An ugly loss for the Bears Monday night. Can fans hope for anything better against the Saints on Sunday?
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Kenosha
Kenosha, Wisconsin, just over the Illinois border, became the epicenter of violent unrest this summer after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. A few months later, Kenosha is in the midst of early voting – and it’s a hotly contested county.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Current COVID-19 Situation, Vaccine Prospects
Brandis Friedman sits down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to talk about where things stand now with the pandemic and where they’re headed.
Progressive Caucus Objects to Lightfoot’s Budget Plan, Calls for Cuts to CPD
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $12.76 billion spending plan for 2021 fails to craft a “compassionate, bold” solution to the long-standing inequities that plaque Chicago, according to the City Council’s Progressive Caucus.
How Chicago’s Travel Agencies Are Surviving the Pandemic
Airline layoffs, travel bans, quarantine orders – it’s been a calamitous year for the travel and tourism industry. Chicago’s independent travel agencies, scattered in storefronts across the city’s neighborhoods, have been anything but immune.
Des Plaines River Trail Designated National Recreation Trail
The trail, which took nearly 60 years to complete, was one of 30 designated a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Pritzker: As COVID-19 Surges in Illinois ‘People’s Lives Hang in the Balance’
Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a grave warning on Thursday as Illinois officials reported 6,363 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, telling residents that the pandemic has entered the most dangerous phase since the spring.
White Sox Reunite with La Russa, Hire Hall of Fame Manager
Tony La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him.
Criminal Trials Suspended Again in Federal Courthouse Due to COVID-19
Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer on Thursday ordered a suspension of criminal jury trials at the Dirksen Federal Building effective immediately.
October 29, 2020 - Full Show
Watch the Oct. 29, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
Springfield Area Hit with COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Nov. 1
Nine of the state’s 11 regions have triggered the state’s fail-safe metrics designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, with the addition of much of West-Central Illinois, including Springfield and Quincy, on Thursday.
As State Restrictions Take Effect, Lightfoot Allows Businesses to Stay Open to 11 p.m.
Restrictions ordered by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to stop the spread of COVID-19 take effect at midnight Friday. Mayor Lightfoot altered her plan to align with the restrictions laid out by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
It's International Bat Week! Here's Why They're Man's Best Friend
From eating mosquitoes to restoring rainforests to making tequila (sort of), bats are amazing. The creature gets its due during International Bat Week, running through Oct. 31.