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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 3, 2020 - Full Show
Watch the Dec. 3, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.