June 24, 2019 - Full Show


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Restaurants Could be 1st to Get Genetically Modified Salmon

Peter Bowyer, the facility manager at AquaBounty Technologies, holds one of the last batch of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at the commercial fish farm in Albany, Indiana on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo / Michael Conroy)

Salmon produced by AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S. The company hasn’t sold any fish in the U.S. yet, but it says its salmon may first turn up in places like restaurants or university cafeterias.

Activists Step Up Trainings Amid Trump Deportation Threats

In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Cecilia Garcia, member of La Familia Latina Unida and founder of Family Reunification not Deportation, poses for a portrait after an emergency meeting plan of action on how to defend and protect undocumented communities of deportation ahead of President Donald J. Trump’s announcement on immigration at Lincoln Methodist Church in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky)

From Los Angeles to Atlanta, advocates and attorneys have brought “know-your-rights” workshops to schools, churches, storefronts and consulates, tailoring their efforts on what to do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows up at home or on the road. 

2019 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Taste of Lincoln Avenue (Special Events Management)

Up next: Chicago Pride Parade, Chicago SummerDance, Back Lot Bash, Logan Square Arts Festival, Millennium Art Festival, Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo and more.

Cities Can Play Key Role in Saving Monarch Butterflies, Studies Find

(Courtesy The Field Museum)

Chicago and other U.S. cities could provide nearly one-third of the milkweed plant scientists estimate is needed to save monarch butterflies, whose populations have plummeted in recent decades. 

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor to Examine Smollett Probe

Jussie Smollett appears at a hearing for judge assignment with his attorney Tina Glandian, left, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Pool / Chicago Tribune)

In a ruling that leaves open the possibility that actor Jussie Smollett could be charged again, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx mishandled the case.

Survey: Cost, Lack of Time Prevent Parents from Providing Healthy Foods

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Finding time for sit-down family meals and the cost of healthy foods are among the top challenges Chicago parents face in providing healthy meals to their children, a new citywide survey finds.

Christensen Drove Car 200 Miles in Days Surrounding Zhang’s Disappearance

Defendant’s ex-wife says she knows he’s responsible for Yingying Zhang’s death

The black Saturn Astra Yingying Zhang was seen entering the day she disappeared. (Courtesy FBI) Inset, top: Yingying Zhang (Courtesy University of Illinois Police Department). Bottom: Brendt Christensen (Courtesy Macon County Sheriff’s Department).

The body of Yingying Zhang has never been found, but the vehicle she was last seen entering was allegedly driven hundreds of miles in the days before and after her disappearance. More from the high-profile trial of Brendt Christensen.

Yo-Yo Ma Visits West Side Park to Play Bach, Plant Trees

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plants a magnolia tree in Chicago’s Unity Park on June 21, 2019. (Evan Garcia / WTTW)

The Grammy-winning cellist stops in Chicago as part of his Bach Project, an ambitious tour of 36 cities across six continents to explore the common language of culture. See photos from the event.

The Week in Review: Another Alderman in FBI Crosshairs


Carrie Austin becomes the latest Chicago alderman to be raided by the feds. Justice Anne Burke comes under fire over judicial appointments. And the Bulls draft Coby White.

Bible Underscores Lincoln’s Belief He was to End Slavery

Mike Casey, exhibits project manager at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, moves the newly acquired Bible that belonged to Abraham Lincoln in his final year of life, into an exhibit at the museum following a press conference announcing its arrival Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Springfield, Illinois. (Ted Schurter / The State Journal-Register via AP)

The 18-pound volume has a cover of hand-tooled leather and gilt lettering, and is inscribed to the president from “the Ladies of the Citizens Volunteer Hospital of Philadelphia.” Historians believe Lincoln received it on June 16, 1864.

Reps. Schakowsky, Casten Join Calls for Trump Impeachment

President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point football team in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Four Democrats have joined a slowly growing group calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, including a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat who flipped a Republican district.

Deep Frydays: Brownie Disaster


For our new summer series, we take some of Chicago’s favorite foods and, like the name says, we deep-fry them and deal with the big questions. Today’s sacrifice to the gods of hot oil: brownie batter.

Remembering ‘Chicago Tonight’ Founder John Callaway

John Callaway (WTTW photo)

He was fun. He was smart. And he was the best journalist many of us have ever known. John Callaway, the founder of “Chicago Tonight,” died 10 years ago this weekend. We remember the man and his legacy.

Lonnie Bunch Makes History at the Smithsonian Institution

Lonnie Bunch appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

The former head of the Chicago Historical Society, who created the Smithsonian’s African American history museum, is now running the Smithsonian itself – and is here to talk about it.

Facebook Jumps into the Cryptocurrency Game with Libra

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On Tuesday, Facebook formally announced plans for Libra – a cryptocurrency the social network plans to release in 2020. How it’s different, and why some are calling for a halt to its development.