Mar 27, 2023

Johnson, Vallas Both Talk a Green Game. Here’s a Look at the Candidates’ Environmental Plans

Much of the focus has been on the mayoral candidates’ public safety plans, but whoever emerges victorious on April 4 will also inherit environmental and climate-related challenges.

Mar 25, 2023

Addressing the Needs of Latino Communities and the Role of ‘Promotores de Salud,’ 3 Years Into the COVID-19 Pandemic

This month marks three years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. More than 2,300 Latino Chicagoans have died from COVID-19 since March 2020, according to data from the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Mar 25, 2023

Little Village Residents Demand Answers from Police in Cases of Missing and Murdered Young Women

Little Village is on high alert as two young women have been found dead there in recent weeks. And now with a reported disappearance, 15-year-old Azreya Lomeli, who was last seen walking in Little Village, community members are increasing calls for action from the police.

Mar 25, 2023

As Golden Gloves Tournament Turns 100, ‘70s-Era Boxing Champs Look Back at Knockout Careers

This year, Tim Adams and Frank Smith will be inducted into the Chicago Golden Gloves Hall of Fame as the tournament marks 100 years since the Chicago Tribune sponsored the first competition in 1923.

Mar 25, 2023

Exonerated Police Torture Survivors Continue to Pursue Certificates of Innocence in 1994 Murder Conviction

In 1994, brothers Sean Tyler and Reginald Henderson were convicted of murder after being tortured into false confessions. They were exonerated in 2021 after serving more than 25 years in prison.

Mar 25, 2023

Shop Alongside Alebrijes at North Riverside Park Mall

If you weren’t able to make it out to Cantigny Park last summer to see the “Creatures of a Dream World” exhibition of alebrijes, good news! Twenty of those super-sized sculptures have traveled to the North Riverside Park Mall.

Mar 25, 2023

Chicago Park District Wants Teens for ‘Perfect Job’ This Summer

The Chicago Park District is offering teenagers a chance to work where they play this summer in seasonal positions like recreation leaders, lifeguards and junior laborers.

Mar 25, 2023

‘Proximity’ Takes on Modern Topics at Lyric Opera

“Proximity” comprises performances about the search for connection in a tech-dominated world, humanity’s fraught stewardship of the environment and the impact of gun violence in cities and communities.

Mar 25, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 25, 2023 - Full Show

Little Village residents are on high alert after two women are found dead. The toll of COVID-19 three years later. Alebrijes sculptures on the move. And medical students find their match.

Mar 25, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 25, 2023 - Full Show

Two wrongfully convicted brothers fight for justice. Residents push for the reopening of a closed “L” stop. Lyric Opera tackles emotional stories. And in the ring with Golden Gloves winners.

Mar 25, 2023

Push to Expand Voting Rights in US for Those Held in Jails

Detainees awaiting trial or serving misdemeanor sentences retain the right to vote, but face barriers to exercising it in many parts of the U.S. Cook County Jail, with more than 5,500 inmates and detainees, is one of the largest jails in the nation.

Mar 25, 2023

As South Bans Abortion, Thousands Turn to Illinois Clinics

Hundreds of women travel each week to the southern tip of Illinois to secure an abortion, something that is no longer available to millions living in a 1,800 mile stretch of 11 Southern states that have mostly banned pregnancy terminations.

Mar 24, 2023

March 24, 2023 - Full Show

Another week of mayoral campaigning down — another to go. We’ll analyze the race, plus the claims of bringing former cops back to the force. And air taxis could shorten your trip to O’Hare.

Mar 24, 2023

Taking a Flight to Your Flight? New Air Taxi Service to O’Hare Coming in 2025

United Airlines is partnering with Archer Aviation to offer flyers an air taxi service from Vertiport Chicago on the Near West Side to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Mar 24, 2023

Latest Poll Shows Chicago Mayor’s Race Too Close to Call

The race for Chicago mayor enters its final stretch. Political speechwriter, debate strategist and senior lecturer at Northwestern University Jason DeSanto breaks down the latest developments in a tightening race.