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.
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.
Ask Geoffrey: Seawall or Railway Tracks?
Geoffrey Baer on a mysterious lakefront structure in this week's Ask Geoffrey.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
September 17, 2020 - Full Show
Watch the Sept. 17, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
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.
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.
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.
Gage Park Latinx Council Opens Cultural Center on Southwest Side
How some Gage Park residents are giving back to their community during the pandemic.
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.