The union's full membership will vote to approve or reject the tentative agreement with CPS inside schools across the district next week.
Twenty Cook County defendants deemed unfit to stand trial are to be placed in a mental health facility. So why are they sitting in jail instead?
Donald Trump attacks the media, and his accusers, as Hillary Clinton finds herself with a lead in national polls. A preview of what might be in store for Wednesday's final debate.
Chicago bumped San Francisco from its number two spot in this year’s ranking of U.S. travel destinations by Conde Nast Traveler.
A remarkable new app brings us face-to-face with the 1915 Chicago tragedy.
East Chicago residents are getting the toxic soil dug out of their yards. But why has it taken the EPA so long to begin cleaning up these neighborhoods?
Ruby Bridges became a civil rights icon at the age of 6, when she became the first African-American child to attend a previously all-white elementary school in New Orleans. She joins us in discussion.
A plethora of pumpkins, eerie mind games and Dr. Ruth usher in the weekend – and Halloween. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.
The United Educators of UNO reached a tentative agreement early Wednesday morning with the UNO Charter School Network to stave off what would have been the nation’s first-ever charter school teacher strike.
It's home to an estimated 30 million objects from across the globe, but only about 25 percent of the Field Museum's collection has been cataloged in a digital database. Starting Thursday, volunteers can help grow that percentage.
How difficult is large-scale voter fraud, and how are Illinois officials assuring the integrity of the upcoming election?
A concrete Cadillac goes for a spin. We look at the restoration of this unusual work of art–and how it cemented its reputation.
Sharon Fairley, the head of the city's Independent Police Review Authority, is here to talk about the new police oversight agency set to replace it.
In conjunction with “Tattoo,” the museum's latest exhibition on the history of the tattoo which opens Friday, it has opened a pop-up shop. Learn more.
SUPES Academy CEO Gary Solomon pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court Tuesday, opening the door for co-defendants Tom Vranas and Barbara Byrd-Bennett to be sentenced for their bribery scheme.
U of C Research Provided ‘Blueprint’ for Study
A paralyzed man is able to experience the sense of touch through the use of a robotic arm controlled by his brain. The breakthrough was made possible, in part, by years of research by a University of Chicago professor.
The Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird performs this weekend at the Arts Club of Chicago. We hear from them in conversation and performance.
Chicago’s 606 trail is only a little over a year old and already there is an ambitious proposal to extend it.
The city narrowly missed a massive teachers’ strike last week, but another is brewing for parents at a major charter school operator.
Illinois students are outpacing the U.S. average, while Chicago Public Schools says its graduation rate is growing at three times the national rate.
Immigrant and refugee women find joy, companionship and healing in knitting. Jay Shefsky takes us to their workshop.
It's time to harvest the last of the summer crops in the WTTW garden before the first frost.
A new book gives the inside scoop on some of Chicago’s most beautiful buildings.
Just what genre is the new movie about House Speaker Michael Madigan? Hear what viewers had to say when we read feedback from the Chicago Tonight website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Wednesday a new program that will provide city municipal photo ID cards to Chicago residents.
Discovery Results in Creation of 2 New Genera
Thanks to an inquisitive Field Museum researcher, a nearly 40-million-year-old fossil housed at the institution has been identified as one of the earliest relatives of dogs, bears and foxes known as a beardog.
A costly deal averts a teachers strike. The mayor paints a rosy picture of city finances, but the county budget is grim. Donald Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. And the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.