Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving
The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation’s response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Stocks Rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 Hits Record High
Positive developments on the vaccine front have driven double-digit gains in the major indexes this month as investors look forward to progress in gaining control over the pandemic that plunged the global economy into its deepest slump since the 1930s.
COVID-19 in Illinois: 7,574 New Cases, 66 Additional Deaths
The pandemic in Illinois reached another sobering mark on Friday, after health officials reported 12,029 total deaths linked to the pandemic and 705,063 infections.
Sandhill Cranes, a Conservation Success Story, Now Face Climate Change Threat
More than 25,000 migrating sandhill cranes are making a pit stop at Indiana’s Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. The bird’s numbers have rebounded, thanks to wetland conservation efforts. But now climate change threatens to undo that progress.
US Colleges Mull New Virus Protocols For Students' Return
The coronavirus presented huge challenges for the fall semester for U.S. colleges that opened the academic year with in-person learning, including some that took a battering from outbreaks.
Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores
In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. But these are not normal times: The economy is tanking and crowds are expected to be dramatically diminished as coronavirus cases spike and shoppers do more of their purchases online.
The Holiday Show Must Go On
Ready or not, the holidays have arrived. Here’s how some of Chicago’s most beloved traditions and experiences have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic to help bring some holiday cheer to 2020.
Trump Says He’ll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake.”
November 26, 2020 - Full Show
Watch the Nov. 26, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
Nagy Under Pressure Ahead of Prime-Time Game Against the Packers
Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams previews the Bears matchup Sunday against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
With Coronavirus Vaccines on The Way, Researchers Say It’s Time to Build Trust
A recent survey found that just 51% of U.S. adults say they would get the COVID-19 vaccine — and just 32% of Black adults. We discuss the cause of medical mistrust and how to rebuild it.
COVID-19 in Illinois: 12,022 New Cases, 131 Additional Deaths
As Americans kick off a holiday season under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois health officials reported more than 12,000 new and probable cases of the virus across the state, and 131 additional deaths.
Trump Pardons Flynn Despite Guilty Plea in Russia Probe
President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, ending a yearslong prosecution in the Russia investigation that saw Flynn twice plead guilty to lying to the FBI.
Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million From Hit Documentary to Feed America’s Hungry
“The Last Dance” was filled with hot dishes about Michael Jordan’s time with the six-time champion Chicago Bulls. Now, some proceeds from the Emmy-winning documentary will go toward hot dishes for the nation’s hungry.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Rogers Park
Chicago’s northernmost neighborhood has reported 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The pandemic and rising case counts have heightened food insecurity across Chicago, and Rogers Park has been anything but immune.