Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 19, 2020 - Full Show
Efforts to increase affordable housing. The third anniversary of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico. Celebrating the contributions of Latinos as Hispanic Heritage Months gets underway.
Story of Rose Cafe Takes Shape Through Book Giveaways in Roseland Community
Calling out “free books” to passersby, organizers of a book giveaway on the Far South Side distributed more than 1,200 books while garnering support for a larger project they hope will spark a transformation of the neighborhood.
Chicago’s Lack of Affordable Housing Hurting Latino Families
A task force released recommendations this week to help Chicago increase its affordable housing stock. We ask two housing activists to share their thoughts on that guidance.
3 Years After Hurricane Maria, Some Evacuees Still Struggling
Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, the U.S. territory has suffered greatly. Hundreds of Puerto Ricans who made the wrenching decision to move to Chicago after the hurricane have also struggled to recover.
Trump to Senate: Vote ‘Without Delay’ on His High Court Pick
President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election.
COVID-19 in Illinois: 2,529 New Cases, 25 Additional Deaths
The state has processed more than 5 millions COVID-19 tests, state health officials announced Saturday.
How Ginsburg’s Death Could Reshape the Presidential Campaign
A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
The Week in Review: State Budget Cuts Loom
Big state budget cuts are on the horizon. The Big Ten is back, but youth sports remain on hold. In Springfield, the Madigan inquiry moves forward. And the White Sox are going to the playoffs.
Father Gets 30 Years After Plea in Death of Illinois Boy, 5
A northern Illinois man who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son, Andrew “AJ” Freund, pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Black Lives Matter in Children’s Books, Too. That’s Why This Couple Started a Nonprofit
Young, Black & Lit provides free books that feature Black main characters to children. The organization has distributed more than 5,000 books in the Chicagoland area through book fairs, community groups and schools.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing
Who can get a test? Where can you get one? And how much do tests costs? Here’s what you need to know about coronavirus testing in Illinois.
US Bans WeChat, TikTok From App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns
The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.
CDC Drops Controversial Testing Advice That Caused Backlash
U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested.
‘We Cannot Normalize This Behavior,’ Lightfoot Says After Spike in Juvenile Shooting Victims
On the same day a funeral was held for the 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed last week while riding in a vehicle with her family, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city must do more to protect its juveniles during a historic uptick in violence.