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Apr 21, 2021

Suburban Cook County Testing Walk-In Vaccine Appointments

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine in suburban Cook County just got a little easier. Mass vaccination sites in Tinley Park and Matteson will accept walk-in appointments through Saturday in an effort to remove barriers to vaccination, according to officials.

Apr 21, 2021

These Spring Beauties a Sign of Cook County Forest Preserves’ Blossoming Restoration Plan

At numerous natural areas across the forest preserve district, low-lying “spring ephemeral” plants are flowering in the kind of sunlight they haven’t enjoyed in decades, thanks to ecological restoration projects.

Apr 21, 2021

‘Sliver of Hope.’ Relief, Caution as Floyd Verdict Absorbed

A sense of relief was palpable across the United States on Tuesday after a jury found former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in killing George Floyd. But when it came to what’s next for America, the reaction was more hesitant. 

Apr 20, 2021

Ex-Cop Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

Apr 20, 2021

April 20, 2021 - Full Show

Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murder. City Council debates police reform. Combating misinformation on social media. Music venues prepare to reopen. And Technicolor textiles at the Art Institute.

Apr 20, 2021

Bisa Butler’s Quilted Portraits Glimpse ‘How Black People Would Like to Be Seen’

History, music and photography are all stitched together in a show at the Art Institute of Chicago. We visit the pandemic-delayed exhibition “Bisa Butler: Portraits” to get the story behind these Technicolor textiles.

Apr 20, 2021

Aldermen Relieved After Ex-Cop Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

Four aldermen say the guilty verdicts will likely avert large protests and civil unrest in Chicago — while acknowledging they have much more work to do to reform the Chicago Police Department, particularly in the wake of the police shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.

Apr 20, 2021

News Educators Say Journalists Should ‘Slow Down’ on Social Media

Unfounded rumors erupted on social media over the weekend about the alleged resignation of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. We talk about how rumors spread on social media and how journalists should cover them.

Apr 20, 2021

Chicago Music Venues Try to Stay Afloat Despite Bungled Federal Aid Rollout

A recent bungled federal aid rollout worth 16 billion dollars for music venues and theaters across the country is adding more strain to a stressful situation.

Apr 20, 2021

In Minneapolis, City Fortified After Chauvin Guilty Verdict

More than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, along with police officers, state police, sheriffs deputies and other law enforcement personnel have flooded the Minnesota city in recent days. It leaves many wondering: How much is too much?

Apr 20, 2021

Aldermen Advance Plan to Boost Supply of Affordable Housing Across Chicago

Aldermen on Tuesday advanced a plan designed to boost the number of affordable homes across Chicago by requiring developers that get special permission from the city or a subsidy to build more units and pay higher fees.

Apr 20, 2021

Despite Growing Chorus, DOJ Limited in Police Probes

Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer. 

Apr 20, 2021

Lightfoot Sounds Alarm on COVID-19 Surge, Slow Vaccination Rate Among Black South Siders

“We need to send out the alarm to everyone that make sure that Black South Siders understand: You must get the vaccine. It is safe,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday after touring the city’s mass vaccination site at Chicago State University.

Apr 20, 2021

CPD Seeking Vehicle After Shots Fired at Rogers Park Police Station Sunday

Chicago police are seeking information about a black vehicle after someone opened fire on a North Side police station over the weekend. No one was injured in the incident, but the station itself was struck “several times,” police said.

Apr 20, 2021

Biden Praying for ‘Right Verdict’ in Chauvin Trial

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be “overwhelming.”