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Jan 25, 2023

US Investigating December Flight Cancellations at Southwest Airlines

Southwest canceled about 16,700 flights over the last 10 days of December. The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether the airline deceived customers by knowingly scheduling more flights than it realistically could handle.

Jan 25, 2023

Nature Museum To Hike Fees Nearly 70%. Park District Also OKs Field Museum Bump

Admission for a Chicago adult will increase from $9 to $15 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and from $18 to $21 at the Field Museum. The Park District Board of Commissioners approved the hikes Wednesday.

Jan 25, 2023

NRA Sues in Federal Court Over Illinois Ban on Semiautomatic Weapons

The powerful NRA joined a parade of gun-rights activists seeking to toss out the newly minted prohibition on dozens of rapid-fire pistols and long guns, as well as large-capacity magazines or attachments.

Jan 25, 2023

Porchlight’s ‘Cabaret’ a Bravura Production of a Chillingly Timely Broadway Classic

Read the headlines these days, and the sharply sardonic edge of “Cabaret" feels more chillingly ironic and on target than ever.

Jan 25, 2023

Lightfoot Celebrates Opening of New Police, Fire Training Academy She Once Opposed

The facility includes a “scenario village” that features multiple two- and three-flat residential brick buildings complete with fences, curbs, alleys, sidewalks, yards, back stairways, porches, basements and garages. It will also include a new 18,000-square-foot location Boys & Girls Club and two restaurants. 

Jan 25, 2023

CPS Watchdog Finds ‘Concerning’ Trends in School-Based Investigations, Vendor Background Checks

Deputy Inspector General Amber Nesbitt said her office has seen a rise in the number of district schools, charter schools and vendors that have launched investigations into sexual misconduct allegations without contacting the inspector general or CPS.

Jan 25, 2023

1 Dead, Multiple People Injured in Kenwood High-Rise Fire That Climbed Vertically

One person is dead and multiple people are injured after a fire broke out on the 15th floor of a Kenwood high-rise building Wednesday morning.

Jan 25, 2023

WTTW News Explains: What Exactly Is Lake Effect Snow?

WTTW News explains the science behind lake effect snow. (Hint: We’re lucky to be on this side of Lake Michigan.)

Jan 25, 2023

NASCAR Books Miranda Lambert, The Chainsmokers for Chicago Street Race Weekend

The Black Crowes and Charley Crockett round out the music lineup for Chicago Street Race Weekend, July 1-2.

Jan 25, 2023

Chicago White Sox Pitcher Mike Clevinger Investigated by MLB for Domestic Violence

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball following an allegation of domestic violence, the team announced in a statement.

Jan 25, 2023

Snowfall Expected to Hit 2 to 4 Inches Across Chicago, Could Affect Morning and Afternoon Commutes

Lingering lake effect snow could make the evening rush hour an equal exercise in patience, according to the National Weather Service.

Jan 24, 2023

Jan. 24, 2023 - Full Show

Assessing COVID-19 three years to the day of the first case in Illinois. Why day care providers are waiting for checks from the state. And boosting safety for street vendors who've been robbed in Little Village.

Jan 24, 2023

Open Books Expands Literacy Mission with Logan Square Location

The Chicago nonprofit already has locations in Pilsen and the West Loop. Open Books promotes literacy through programming and the sale of new and used donated books.

Jan 24, 2023

Doctors Talk Lessons Learned in 3 Years Since First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Chicago

It’s been three years since the first Chicago COVID-19 case was confirmed. Since then, more than four million people in Illinois have been diagnosed with coronavirus; it has killed more than 36,000 people in the state.

Jan 24, 2023

Many Illinois Child Care Providers Still Awaiting Payment from the State

A technical delay is holding up payments to providers who care for children of low-income families that are part of the state’s Child Care Assistance Program, designed to help parents go to work or school with the help of subsidized child care.