5 Things to Know About Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine in the Chicago Area
It’s another benchmark in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine: Chicago has entered phase 1B. But what does that mean? And how can you sign up to get a shot? We’ve got answers to some common questions.
What Chicago is Doing to Address a Spike in Carjackings
After a surge in carjackings last year, Chicago has seen more than 160 already in 2021. We hear from an alderman, a police officer and a community organizer about their efforts to end the spike.
CTU Vice President on Negotiations With CPS Over In-Person Learning
Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates said as Illinois moves into Phase 1B of vaccinations, a category that includes teachers, city leadership should prioritize staff at Chicago Public Schools.
The Science Behind the Speed of COVID-19 Vaccine Development
It took less than a year for pharmaceutical companies to successfully develop vaccines for COVID-19. The unprecedented time frame has raised questions for some about the vaccine’s safety. We learn about the science behind the shots.
Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP
Democrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
8 New Cases of More Transmissible COVID-19 Variant Discovered in Chicago, Cook County: Officials
Eight more cases of a COVID-19 variant first discovered in the United Kingdom and believed to be more transmissible have been discovered in Chicago and suburban Cook County, state health officials announced Monday.
Lakefront Bracing for Wind Gusts, High Waves as Winter Storm Bears Down
A winter storm is forecast to deliver wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour and waves as high as 13 feet, creating hazardous conditions along Chicago's lakefront through Tuesday, the National Weather Service is warning.
Effort to Expand O’Hare Cargo Operations With City Borrowing Advances After 4-Month Delay
An effort by city officials to finish a project to expand cargo operations at O’Hare Airport by borrowing $55.6 million advanced Monday after a monthslong delay prompted by concerns that the effort failed to meet the city’s self-imposed diversity goals.
NEIU Wanted These Properties Badly Enough to Invoke Eminent Domain. They’re Still Vacant, So Now What?
Five years after acquiring a block of properties on Bryn Mawr Avenue through eminent domain, Northeastern Illinois University has officially scrapped its plan to build student housing on the site and is casting about for other uses.
67% of Chicagoans Vaccinated Are White, Asian: City Data
Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed to redouble efforts to get the vaccine to those in neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic by earmarking doses for those Black and Latino communities as the state begins the second phase of its vaccination effort.
Parties Behind Bill to End Cash Bail in Illinois Say it Can be Model For Other States
Illinois is poised to become one of the first states to eliminate cash bail after the state legislature passed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill earlier this month. Now proponents who pushed for that change hope the measure can be used to reform pretrial services elsewhere.
Crain’s Headlines: Rebranding for WGN America
WGN America is changing its name and focus. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more business news.
Biden Orders COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Adds South Africa
President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. He also added South Africa to the list.
Cook County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Website, 1st Mass Vaccination Site
A year after the first coronavirus case was reported in Illinois, officials launched a new mass coronavirus vaccination site, website and hotline for those who live and work in Cook County. But demand for the vaccine still far outweighs supply.
January 25, 2021 - Full Show
Watch the Jan. 25, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”