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Dec 3, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Supporting small businesses this holiday season. What to expect at the Lady of Guadalupe celebration in Des Plaines. A spotlight on jingle jams and a centuries-old tradition.

Dec 3, 2022

Christmas Concert Looks to Transport Audience to 17th Century Mexico

The Newberry Consort is celebrating the holiday season with an annual concert exploring 17th century Mexican Christmas music.

Dec 3, 2022

Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Businesses Hope for Happy Holiday Shopping Season

Between supply chain problems, inflation and the shadow of a pandemic, the outlook for small retail and food businesses continues to be uncertain this holiday season.

Dec 3, 2022

Local Tech Startup Opens Fund for Latino-Owned Businesses: ‘Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is’

This week, CASHDROP founder Ruben Flores-Martinez announced he is putting $1 million of his own equity into what he calls the Latino Renaissance Fund, which will be distributed to 1,000 Latino-owned businesses.

Dec 3, 2022

Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans

Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that would track Chicagoans they believe to be members of gangs. But it’s not without controversy and pushback. 

Dec 3, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago Police are working on their next gang database — how the community is reacting. South Side commuters left without a place to park. And water woes in south suburban Robbins.

Dec 3, 2022

Put a Little Jingle into Your Holiday Jams with Sandra Treviño

If you’ve heard “El Burrito Sabanero” one too many times, a local music journalist has some suggestions for adding a little more jingle to your holiday jams.

Dec 2, 2022

Week in Review: Lightfoot and García File; Ed Burke Calls It Quits

Federally indicted Ald. Ed Burke finally calls it a career after 54 years. Lightfoot and García officially file their paperwork to run for mayor, Latino neighborhoods got socked with higher property taxes. And the SAFE-T act gets a revamp.

Dec 2, 2022

Democrats Move to Make South Carolina, Not Iowa, 1st Voting State

The president’s direction came as the DNC rules committee gathered in Washington on Friday to vote on shaking up the presidential primary calendar starting in 2024. Members now expect to approve new rules putting South Carolina first, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada on the same day a week later.

Dec 2, 2022

City Hall Closed as Chicago Police, Emergency Responders Hold Active Shooter Drill

Chicago police and firefighters swarmed City Hall for several hours Friday during a training that aimed to “enhance preparedness and strengthen capabilities” across city departments “during and following an active threat or terrorism.”

Dec 2, 2022

Drug and Alcohol Deaths Increasing Among US Adults 65 and Older, CDC Data Shows

Rates of deaths from drug overdoses among older adults have more than tripled in the past two decades, according to one report published Wednesday by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. In 2020, more than 5,000 adults 65 and older in the United States died of a drug overdose.

Dec 2, 2022

The $20M Check Is in the Mail. Federal Funds Coming to Englewood Nature Trail

Federal officials popped into Chicago Friday to celebrate the awarding of a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Englewood Nature Trail.

Dec 2, 2022

Rail Strike Averted: Biden Signs Bill Enforcing Agreement

President Joe Biden signed a bill Friday to avert a freight rail strike that he said could have plunged the U.S. into a catastrophic recession.

Dec 2, 2022

Ho, Ho, Vroom. The 45th Annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade Will Roll Through Chicago Sunday

Tens of thousands of bikers will vroom through Chicago Sunday during the 45th annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade.

Dec 2, 2022

This Week in Nature: Here’s What Made Us Think, And Laugh, From Volcanic Eruptions to Bears’ Ongoing War on Christmas

Every Friday, we’ll be rounding up some of the articles, videos, photos and social media posts that have caught our attention on the topics of climate change, the environment, wildlife, conservation and weather.