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Dec 4, 2020

As Hospitals Cope With a COVID-19 Surge, Cyber Threats Loom

By targeting health care providers with attacks that scramble and lock up data until victims pay a ransom, hackers can demand thousands or millions of dollars and wreak havoc until they’re paid.

Dec 4, 2020

Get Ready to Expect the Unexpected From This Year’s La Nina Winter

This winter we’re in for a La Nina cycle, which is known for increased storminess and has produced some wild weather over the years.

Dec 3, 2020

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Chatham

As residents and businesses grapple with the coronavirus, a new health center opens on the South Side. Amanda Vinicky reports from Chatham.

Dec 3, 2020

Jazz Singer Kurt Elling Goes Virtual at The Green Mill

Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling said he’s played the storied venue so much, he’s able to imagine a live audience during his virtual performances.

Dec 3, 2020

Among First Acts, Biden to Call for 100 Days of Mask-Wearing

The president-elect has frequently emphasized mask-wearing as a “patriotic duty” and during the campaign floated the idea of instituting a nationwide mask mandate.

Dec 3, 2020

Pritzker: Blood, Plasma Donations Desperately Needed in Illinois

As Illinois continues dealing with its deadliest stretch of the coronavirus pandemic to date, state health officials are calling on those who’ve had COVID-19 to consider donating plasma as it may help those who are actively fighting the disease.

Dec 3, 2020

Court: Rittenhouse Bound Over for Trial in Protest Shootings

There is enough evidence to warrant a trial for an Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two men and wounding a third during a night of unrest in Wisconsin, a court commissioner ruled Thursday.

Dec 3, 2020

US Virus Deaths Top 3,100 in a Single Day for the First Time

The U.S. recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring, while the number of Americans in the hospital with the virus has eclipsed 100,000 for the first time, according to figures released Thursday.

Dec 3, 2020

Where Does Lightfoot Stand on ‘Dibs’? It’s Open to Interpretation

The mayor was asked about her stance on the practice of claiming a shoveled-out parking space. And her answer managed to thread a political needle.

Dec 3, 2020

December 3, 2020 - Full Show

Watch the Dec. 3, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Dec 3, 2020

Vaccine Rollout Barrels on With Health Disparity in Backseat

As the decision looms for President-elect Joe Biden, a new analysis argues for targeting the first vaccines to the same low-income Black, Hispanic and Native American households that have disproportionately suffered from the coronavirus.

Dec 3, 2020

US Jobless Claims Remain High at 712,000 as Virus Escalates

Thursday's report from the Labor Department said initial claims for jobless aid dropped from 787,000 the week before. Before the virus, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week had typically amounted to roughly 225,000. 

Dec 3, 2020

‘Green Responders’ Both Overwhelmed, Inspired By People’s Newfound Love of Nature

Green spaces have seen unprecedented use during the pandemic, which has left land stewards overwhelmed by crowds, but heartened to see so many new visitors.

Dec 2, 2020

Why Residents Across Chicago Are Not Getting Their Mail

Mail service has been sporadic at best in many parts of Chicago this holiday season. We visit two areas that have been hit hard to find out what’s going on, and what can be done to fix it.

Dec 2, 2020

Spotlight Politics: More Lawmakers Turn Against Madigan

The main orchestrators of an alleged bribery scheme targeting Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan officially began fighting the charges on Wednesday.