Sep 27, 2023

Sept. 27, 2023 - Full Show

Larry Snelling is sworn in as Chicago’s police superintendent. The city battles the infestation of a new invasive species. And we introduce you to a local champion of artists with disabilities.

Sep 27, 2023

Through His Work, Chicago Artist Shines Light on Invisible Disabilities

Matt Bodett recently received a 2023 Midwest Award for Artists With Disabilities. His work is currently on display in a new exhibit in the Hermosa community.

Sep 27, 2023

Larry Snelling Confirmed by Chicago City Council as New Top Cop

Mayor Brandon Johnson picked Larry Snelling to implement Johnson’s pledge to fight crime in Chicago with a holistic approach that focuses on the root causes of violence.

Sep 27, 2023

Get Ready to Stomp and Squash: Illinois’ First Infestation of Dreaded Spotted Lanternfly Confirmed in Chicago

The insect was found in the Fuller Park neighborhood of Chicago, according to a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Sep 27, 2023

Midway Airport to Open Its Own Fee-Based Lounge for Travelers Next Fall

The lounge will be accessible to travelers who buy an airport lounge membership or day pass. It is expected to open next fall. 

Sep 27, 2023

New Recall: Hyundai and Kia Say 3.3 Million Vehicle Owners Should Park Outside Due to Risk of Fire

The vehicles addressed in this particular recall could develop an internal fluid leak in the anti-lock brake module. This could result in a short circuit leading to overheating and, possibly, a fire, according to the NHTSA.

Sep 27, 2023

Illinois House Speaker Introduces Bill to Allow Legislative Staff to Unionize

The bill comes in response to a monthslong effort by Democratic staff in House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s office to unionize and negotiate wages, hours and other working conditions.

Sep 27, 2023

Chicago Community Activist, Ex-Board of Education Member Joyce Chapman Dies

“Chicago will miss her fighting spirit and her public service,” Mayor Brandon Johnson said in a statement. “I pray for her family during this trying time and send my deepest condolences to her friends, colleagues and loved ones.”

Sep 27, 2023

Chicago Police Board Rejects Union’s Call to Move Some Officer Disciplinary Cases to Arbitration

The board on Tuesday rejected a motion brought by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, which sought to move 22 disciplinary cases from the board to an independent arbitrator, following a summer ruling that opened the door for such a shift.

Sep 27, 2023

At Orchestra Hall: The Latest Examples of Maestro Muti’s Magic and the CSO’s Brilliance

Something truly magical (and magnificent) happens when Maestro Riccardo Muti arrives on the podium to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The latest proof was on display in two different concerts this past Thursday and Saturday evening.

Sep 27, 2023

Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth Join Calls for New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez to Resign

Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth this week have added their voices to the growing number of calls seeking the ouster of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who’s now facing federal charges in a wide-ranging corruption case.

Sep 27, 2023

With Broadway Hopes, New Betty Boop Stage Musical Premiering in Chicago Announces Star

Jasmine Amy Rogers will star in “BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical” making its debut this fall in Chicago with hopes that it can charm itself to Broadway. It first plays Broadway In Chicago from Nov. 19-Dec. 24.

Sep 27, 2023

A Canon Injury and the Strange Story Behind an 1858 Abraham Lincoln Photo Just Donated to His Springfield Museum

The 1858 ambrotype was created during the future nation-saving Civil War president’s ascendancy, an image which the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has added to its collection.

Sep 27, 2023

The Physical and Mental Toll of Living With Long COVID: ‘I Feel Like We’ve Been Abandoned and Forgotten’

Amid many unanswered questions and the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration earlier this year, long COVID patients remain in limbo as they continue to manage and live with their symptoms.

Sep 26, 2023

Sept. 26, 2023 - Full Show

The local impact of the auto worker strike. A judge says an alderman violated the First Amendment — the price he might have to pay. And the host of PBS’ “America Outdoors” on exploring nature.