Online shopping hit record levels last Friday, despite consumers’ concerns about the economy being at the highest level since the 2008 Great Recession.
Stories by Andrea Guthmann
Nov 28, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
Oct 17, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
As co-chair of the Senate’s Ukraine Caucus, Sen. Dick Durbin said any push to sit down at the negotiation table and offer Russia territory that it illegally took must come from the Ukrainians, not Western pressure.
Sep 26, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
Kolmar Park was originally named for the street it is on, Kolmar Avenue. After learning of Gertrud Kolmar’s life and work, a local campaign was spearheaded to have the park rededicated in honor of the poet who died during the Holocaust.
Sep 6, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
The Department of Transportation unveiled what it’s calling the Airline Customer Service Dashboard, which allows passengers to see what they’re entitled to if their flight is cancelled or significantly delayed.
Aug 1, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
On July 28, Lake in the Hills officials told UpRising Bakery and Cafe that live programming violated a local zoning ordinance and they had to refrain from holding any more events.
Jul 25, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
It’s been a difficult few weeks for UpRising Bakery and Café in suburban Lake in the Hills. The cafe was targeted with hate speech and vandalized after making plans to host a family-friendly drag show.
Jul 18, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
Summer travel is heating up. A survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association shows that nearly 70% of Americans are planning to travel this summer. But what about tourism here in Chicago?
Jul 5, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
The Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has had an immediate impact on women with unwanted pregnancies. But people who desperately want to have children are also being impacted.
Jun 28, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
In what’s been called “the battle of the billionaires,” some of the country’s wealthiest men are trying to influence Illinois’ Governor’s race. That includes the current Governor, Hyatt hotel heir J. B. Pritzker, whose campaign is largely self-funded.
Chicago Park District Facing Lifeguard Shortage as Superintendent Hopes to Have 300 Lifeguards to Open ‘Ample’ Number of Pools
Jun 20, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
Park District Superintendent Rosa Escareño joined “Chicago Tonight” to discuss the ongoing shortage and acknowledged that some neighborhood pools may not be able to open at all if the Park District can’t fill some 300 lifeguard positions.
May 31, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
Loss of federal funding has led to COVID-19 testing site closures throughout Illinois, and the nation. Milder symptoms for those who are vaccinated and increased use of at-home rapid tests, which people rarely report to health authorities, means accurate COVID-19 data is increasingly hard to come by.
May 16, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
Hate crimes have been on the rise in the U.S. Last fall, the FBI reported that hate crimes surged to their highest level in 12 years. The Anti-Defamation League says 2021 saw the highest number of antisemitic incidents ever recorded by the organization.
May 2, 2022 | Andrea Guthmann
After just six years, Whole Foods announced last week that the grocery chain is closing its Englewood store. The store's departure is a major blow to the South Side neighborhood that's long suffered from a lack of healthy food options.
Feb 24, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
A recent review of government-funded cancer research studies found that the participants were disproportionately white. A new state law attempts to fix that.
Feb 20, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
Poverty was front and center at a summit Thursday at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where local policymakers, union leaders, employers and academics focused on how to end poverty in Chicago within a generation.
Feb 19, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich celebrated his homecoming Wednesday with a media spectacle at his North Side home. But public sentiment about his early release from prison is divided.
Feb 13, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
Following journalism jobs in Indiana, Arkansas, New York and Chicago, Kate Sullivan was hungry to blaze her own trail. Now, she’s the host and executive producer of “To Dine For,” a show combining Sullivan’s two passions: food and conversation.
Feb 12, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
The father of a Lincoln Park High School student is suing the Chicago Board of Education for allegedly not protecting his daughter from sexual assault. It’s the latest twist in a story for which few details have been released.
Feb 11, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
Consistently listed one of the worst bottlenecks in the country, a massive project to improve the Jane Byrne Interchange is behind schedule and costing more than originally expected. We discuss the latest on the project.
Feb 6, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
The proposed 20-acre Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park is raising new concerns about property values and lower-income residents getting pushed out of the area.
Feb 4, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
The long-awaited Iowa caucuses ended in chaos. Citing “inconsistencies” with a new mobile app, Democrats delayed releasing results until Tuesday afternoon. Just how secure are the elections going into the 2020 presidential race?
Jan 29, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
In 2015, Pullman was designated Illinois’ first national monument. The Far South Side neighborhood scored another victory with the Amateur Athletic Union. And a 40-acre Amazon warehouse may be on the horizon.
Jan 28, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
The president’s legal team has wrapped up its impeachment defense. What’s next? And what to make of the trial so far? We ask law professor and former Supreme Court clerk Carolyn Shapiro and journalist Chris Bury.
Jan 23, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
It’s day two of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and House managers are laying out their case for abuse of power. A former Supreme Court clerk offers his take on the proceedings so far.
Jan 22, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
His contract was just renewed – and came with a 40% pay hike. University of Illinois President Tim Killeen lays out his priorities for the system and talks about the challenges it faces.
Jan 21, 2020 | Andrea Guthmann
On the 10th anniversary of one of the United States’ most divisive Supreme Court rulings, two legal analysts share their differing views on the impact Citizens United has had on campaign funding and the nation’s political process.