Nov 27, 2020

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.

Nov 27, 2020

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.

Nov 27, 2020

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. 

Nov 27, 2020

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. 

Nov 27, 2020

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.

Nov 27, 2020

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.

Nov 27, 2020

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.

Nov 26, 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.”

Nov 26, 2020

November 26, 2020 - Full Show

Watch the Nov. 26, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Nov 26, 2020

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.

Nov 26, 2020

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. 

Nov 26, 2020

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.

Nov 26, 2020

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.

Nov 26, 2020

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.

Nov 25, 2020

‘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.