Biden Aims For Most Ambitious US Effort on Climate Change
In what would be the most ambitious U.S. effort ever to stave off the worst effects of climate change, President Joe Biden is aiming to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines through executive orders Wednesday.
The Science Behind Chicago’s First Major Snowstorm
The Chicago area finally got its first true snowstorm of the season — about two to four weeks behind schedule. But climatologist Trent Lord said in other ways, the storm is a textbook example of the range of precipitation a major winter weather event can produce.
3 Former Tribune Critics Reflect on Past, Future of Journalism
Blair Kamin, Phil Vettel and Howard Reich have taken voluntary buyouts at the Chicago Tribune after decadeslong careers at the newspaper. They discuss their experiences at the paper and what comes next.
‘Latino Voices’ Community Conversation: COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities in Chicago and across the country. Check out our virtual discussion about COVID-19 with Hugo Balta, host of “Latino Voices,” and a panel of guests.
How Service Industry Workers Feel About the Return of Indoor Dining
Indoor dining and drinking is again allowed at bars and restaurants in Chicago and Cook County. The move could bring businesses much-needed cash during the pandemic, but some in the industry think the risks outweigh the benefits.
CPS Tells Families to Keep Kids Home From School Wednesday Amid Impasse with Teachers
In a letter to parents, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said the district has “no choice but to ask parents to keep your children home” after the teachers union instructed its members not to report for in-person work Wednesday ahead of a possible strike.
After Summer Unrest and COVID-19 Shutdowns, Chicago’s Loop is Down — But Not Out
The Loop has been eerily quiet over the past year. COVID-19 has forced thousands of downtown office workers to stay home, while performing arts venues have retreated into hibernation. But many of the Loop’s small businesses and cultural institutions are still kicking.
Harris Makes History: First Black, South Asian Woman to be VP
Vice President Kamala Harris has spent her career breaking barriers. We discuss the significance of Harris holding the second-highest office in the nation, and what challenges may lie ahead.
First Biden-Putin Call Shows Both Cautious on Big Concerns
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first phone conversation as counterparts Tuesday in a phone call that underscored troubled relations and the delicate balance between the former Cold War foes.
Chicago Man Charged With Stealing, Selling CARES Act Checks
Akeem Kosoko is facing federal charges after he allegedly conspired with a local postal carrier and others in a scheme to steal and sell coronavirus relief checks.
Aldermen Advance Measures to Protect Two-Flats in Effort to Slow Gentrification
Two measures that would make it harder to convert some small apartment buildings into single-family homes in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods advanced Tuesday as part of a renewed effort from city officials to boost Chicago’s supply of affordable housing.
Foot of Snow Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel
A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed parts of the Southwest with snow, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools.
January 26, 2021 - Full Show
Watch the Jan. 26, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
CPS Partnering With Community Groups to Rethink School Safety Without Resource Officers
The district on Tuesday announced it had entered into partnerships with five community organizations to “reimagine” school safety strategies as new alternatives to the existing school resource officer program.
Chicago Cites 1 Business for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions as Indoor Dining Resumes
Since March, city inspectors have conducted more than 8,236 investigations and cited 417 businesses for violating COVID-19 regulations, officials said.