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Sep 17, 2020

Bears vs. Giants Preview: Chicago Looks to Build on Last Week’s 4th Quarter, Start 2-0

After a come-from-way-behind victory against Detroit, the Bears now face the New York Giants in the home opener on Sunday. Former Bears player James “Big Cat” Williams has this preview.

Sep 17, 2020

US Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes that Slowed Mail

A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

Sep 17, 2020

Ask Geoffrey: Seawall or Railway Tracks?

Geoffrey Baer on a mysterious lakefront structure in this week's Ask Geoffrey. 

Sep 17, 2020

Monarchs Are on the Move. Catch One Last Colorful Look Before They Flit Away

The annual migration of monarch butterflies is currently at its peak in the Chicago area. Several roosting sites have been spotted around town as the creatures use the city as a pit stop on their 2,000-mile journey to Mexico.

Sep 17, 2020

Systemic Racism to Blame for 9-Year Life Expectancy Gap Between Black, White Chicagoans: Report

Mayor Lightfoot called the life expectancy gap between Black and White residents “unacceptable,” as the Chicago Department of Public Health issued a new report that found systemic racism pervades nearly every aspect of civic life.

Sep 17, 2020

Here’s How to Cut $55M from the $1.7B Chicago Police Budget: Office of Financial Analysis

The office designed to help aldermen keep tabs on how the city spends tax dollars detailed a proposal on Thursday that finds savings by cutting “perks” and things that are “nice to have, but need not have.”

Sep 17, 2020

Netflix Series Star Jerry Harris Charged With Producing Child Pornography

Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris, known for his role on Netflix’s cheerleading reality show “Cheer,” has been charged in federal court with producing child pornography after he allegedly enticed underage children to send him sexually explicit photos and videos.

Sep 17, 2020

Chicago Police Seek Community Feedback on Officer Interactions, Other Issues

The CPD launched a series of public surveys, with the goal of hearing what Chicagoans have to say about several policing policies and making adjustments based on those responses. 

Sep 17, 2020

Progressive Aldermen Lay Out Plan to Build More Affordable Housing for Black, Latino Chicagoans

“This is an opportunity to get this right,” said Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez (25th Ward), who vowed not to allow developers to dominate the discussion.

Sep 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 - Full Show

Watch the Sept. 17, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Sep 17, 2020

Infection Rates Soar in College Towns as Students Return

Among the 50 large U.S. counties with the highest percentages of student residents, 20 have consistently reported higher rates of new coronavirus cases than their states have since Sept. 1, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Sep 17, 2020

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Now they've topped 700,000 for 26 straight weeks.

Sep 16, 2020

Spotlight Politics: Another Illinois Politician Pleads Guilty

Another Illinois politician pleads guilty. The Cook County Democratic Party turns its back on a long-serving judge. Our politics team weighs in on those stories and more.

Sep 16, 2020

Gage Park Latinx Council Opens Cultural Center on Southwest Side

How some Gage Park residents are giving back to their community during the pandemic.

Sep 16, 2020

City Introduces Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Plan

Previous plans have largely targeted Chicago’s North and Northwest sides. However, officials say this plan will focus on bringing equitable transit-oriented developments to the South and West sides.

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