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Christian Siebert, Jonah D. Winston and Dan Smeriglio in “Avenue Q” at Mercury Theater. (Credit: Brett A. Beiner)

The surprising thing about “Avenue Q” is just how wise, witty, open-minded and openly devoid of by-the-book political correctness it manages to be. 

“A lot of studies show that when newspapers close, local politicians become lazy and voters become less informed and there’s lower voter turnout,” said Chang Lee, an assistant professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The former Illinois governor joins us to discuss his campaign to set a two-term limit for Chicago mayors.

Karen Coruthers claims a CSU officer pointed his gun at her and her young daughter “without justification.” Now she’s suing the university’s Board of Trustees and others in federal court.

As Chicago tries to become a more bike-friendly city, a transportation journalist offers his own, low-stress routes.

“Americans and the Holocaust” special exhibition (2018-2021), U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

We speak with Daniel Greene, an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University who is the curator of a new exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Watch the July 2, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Unions – and their foes – are fast on the heels of a landmark Supreme Court ruling issued last week on Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a case with Illinois roots.