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Sep 29, 2022

Chicago Tonight In Your Neighborhood: Plan for New School on Near South Side Runs Into Opposition

A new high school is slated to be built at 24th and State streets, with the recent blessing of the Chicago Board of Education. It was a tight 4-3 vote, an indication of how controversial the plan is considering that residents of Chinatown, the South Loop and surrounding communities have been asking for a new school for decades.

Sep 29, 2022

Transplant Recipient Advocates for Kidney Disease Awareness

Last year, the National Kidney Foundation launched Kidney Health for Life, a campaign focused on educating and targeting the high rate of kidney disease among the Black, Asian and Latino populations.

Sep 29, 2022

Sept. 29, 2022 - Full Show

Controversy over a new school on the near South Side, we have a live report. The latest on Hurricane Ian. Northwestern plans a new billion dollar football stadium. And raising awareness around kidney disease.

Sep 29, 2022

Queen Elizabeth’s Death Prompts Mourning But Also Discussions on Monarchy and Empire

To many, Queen Elizabeth's 70-year reign was a symbol of tradition and stability that linked the present to the past. But on her death, along with expressions of sympathy, many people from former colonies from Ireland to Kenya — and here in America — have pushed back on the glorification of the monarchy and empire.

Sep 29, 2022

Northwestern University Details Plans for New $800M Stadium

Northwestern University on Wednesday unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art $800 million stadium, which would replace the almost 100-year-old Ryan Field. 

Sep 29, 2022

Floods Trap Many in Florida, Knock Out Electricity for 2.6M as Hurricane Ian Heads to South Carolina

Floodwaters rose waist-high near Orlando as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States crossed the peninsula. Ian's tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 415 miles, drenching much of Florida and the southeastern Atlantic coast.

Sep 29, 2022

Lightfoot Drops Proposal for $42.7M Election-Year Property Tax Hike After Hitting Brick Wall of Opposition

Mayor Lori Lightfoot did not explain Thursday how she would propose to bridge the city’s projected 2023 budget shortfall, which is now 33% bigger than the gap she detailed nearly two months ago.

Sep 29, 2022

Chicago Police Must Allow Those Arrested Access to a Phone Within 3 Hours: Consent Decree

Chicago Police Department officers agreed to allow those arrested access to a phone within three hours in order to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Cook County Public Defender’s Office after mass arrests during the protests and unrest triggered by the police murder of George Floyd in May 2020.

Sep 29, 2022

What Would Ron Swanson Think? Nick Offerman Makes Pitch for Cook County Forest Preserve Tax Levy Hike

His alter ego, Ron Swanson, may have been an anti-government government employee, but in real life, actor Nick Offerman has thrown his support behind a referendum that would increase the property tax levy for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

Sep 29, 2022

Explainer: How Do We Know When a Recession Has Begun?

The economy shrank in the first half of this year, the government confirmed in a report Thursday, underscoring fears of a broad-based slowdown that could lead to a recession.

Sep 29, 2022

Woman Killed in Little Village Crash With Alleged Carjackers: Police

Charges are pending against multiple suspects, according to Chicago police, following a crash in the 3100 block of South Kedzie Avenue that left a 55-year-old woman dead.

Sep 29, 2022

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2

Skaters, wings, art walks and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Sep 28, 2022

Sept. 28, 2022 - Full Show

More migrants arrive in Chicago from the border. Why reports say investigators might be closer than ever to solving the 40-year-old Tylenol murders. And carving out a monument to Monty and Rose.

Sep 28, 2022

Migrants Bused From Texas Arriving Without Basic Necessities, Local Aid Organizations Say

Chicago officials say 81 more migrants arrived in town on a bus from Texas during the day Wednesday. City officials say more than 1,500 total migrants have arrived in recent weeks from Texas with more expected Wednesday evening. 

Sep 28, 2022

As Reporters Revisit the Tylenol Murders 40 Years Later, New Developments Emerge

The Tylenol poisonings case is still unsolved, but new reporting from the Chicago Tribune says investigators might be closer than ever to charges.