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Sep 24, 2020

Bears Undefeated But Questions Remain After 1st Two Games

The Bears are 2-0 but they barely beat the Giants last week after dominating the first half. What do the Bears need to remain undefeated?

Sep 24, 2020

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Little Village

Little Village on Chicago’s Southwest Side is known for its rich Mexican culture. But some residents and business owners fear a neighborhood staple could be in danger.

Sep 24, 2020

Chicago Portrait: Kweli Kwaza

Each Chicago neighborhood is built of out blocks. Those blocks are the bricks of the community, and the mortar is often the president of blocks. Kweli Kwaza is one of those presidents and heads a network of block clubs on the South Side.  

Sep 24, 2020

‘Unfathomable’: US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Sep 24, 2020

Democrats to Redraft Virus Relief in Bid to Jump-start Talks

House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. 

Sep 24, 2020

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan: ‘We Gotta Do Away with the Death Penalty’

Former Gov. George Ryan expounds on the death penalty in a new book with co-author Maurice Possley titled, “Until I Could Be Sure: How I stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois.”

Sep 24, 2020

‘Yes I’d Do It Again’: ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ Speaks Out After Criminal Charges Filed For His Dan Ryan Protest

“Would I do it again? Yes I’d do it again,” said Adam Hollingsworth, also known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy,” when asked about his protest ride on the expressway Monday. He now faces criminal charges and prosecutors say his horse may not survive.

Sep 24, 2020

Officials Urge Residents to Get Flu Shot as State Reports 2,257 New Cases of COVID-19

With thousands still becoming infected with the coronavirus daily, health officials are urging Illinoisans to get a flu shot in order to avoid a dangerous co-infection.

Sep 24, 2020

Officials Plead for Calm Amid Anger Over Breonna Taylor Case

Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor.

Sep 24, 2020

Progressive Aldermen Renew Push to Create Elected Board to Oversee CPD

In the wake of the outcry prompted by a grand jury’s decision not to indict three police officers for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor, the City Council’s Progressive Caucus called for the “creation of complete civilian oversight of the police.”

Sep 24, 2020

September 24, 2020 - Full Show

Watch the Sept. 24, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Sep 24, 2020

Records: Mail Delivery Lags Behind Targets as Election Nears

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows postal districts are missing by wide margins the Postal Service's goals for on-time delivery, raising the possibility that scores of mailed ballots could miss deadlines for reaching local election offices.

Sep 24, 2020

City Extends Dates for Several Farmers Markets to Expand Access to Fresh Food

City-run farmers markets in the Austin, West Humboldt Park and Bronzeville neighborhoods have been extended further into fall in order to expand access to fresh food, officials said.

Sep 23, 2020

Spotlight Politics: Chicago Responds to Breonna Taylor Decision

The Breonna Taylor decision. Chicago’s massive budget shortfall. A Supreme Court battle ahead. Our politics team has the latest on those stories and more in this week’s roundtable.

Sep 23, 2020

In Breonna Taylor Case, Limits of Law Overcome Calls for Justice

“Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief,” Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the first African American elected to the job in Kentucky, told reporters after the grand jury announced its decision on Wednesday.

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