A South Side native watches her long-forgotten home movies for the first time in 35 years. What was on them – and how the viewing was made possible.
Stories by Nicole Cardos
South Side Home Movie Project Aims to Fill in Historical Gaps
Apr 4, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
How Will Chicago’s 2019 Runoff Election Go Down in History?
Apr 2, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Whether Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle becomes the next mayor of Chicago, the 2019 runoff is one for the history books. We take a deep dive into the political significance of this election.
US Sees Second-Highest Number of Measles Cases in Nearly 2 Decades
Apr 1, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Measles, a virus once thought to be eradicated in the U.S. less than 20 years ago, seems to be rearing its head again. Where are we seeing the virus take hold, and why doesn’t it completely die off?
43rd Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. Smith vs. Lindblom
Mar 20, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
In a North Side ward adjacent to the proposed site of the controversial Lincoln Yards development, two candidates fight for the 43rd Ward aldermanic seat. Incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and Derek Lindblom join us.
Candidates for City Treasurer Play Nice With Just 2 Weeks Until Runoff
Mar 18, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Qualifications and public banks. Those were the repeated subjects that came up during the treasurer’s forum Monday with candidates Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Ameya Pawar. Watch the full discussion.
City Treasurer Candidate Forum: Conyears-Ervin vs. Pawar
Mar 18, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Following a three-way battle to replace outgoing Treasurer Kurt Summers in the Feb. 26 election, Chicago voters will have to choose between two candidates in the April 2 runoff.
5th Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. Hairston vs. Calloway
Mar 13, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
As Chicago voters prepare to head back to the polls, our series of forums continues with 5th Ward candidates Ald. Leslie Hairston and William Calloway.
Alex Kotlowitz on ‘An American Summer’ and Violence in Chicago
Mar 7, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The author of “There Are No Children Here” tells us about his new book set in Chicago during the summer of 2013.
Geoffrey Baer on the Making of ‘Chicago on Vacation’
Mar 5, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer has explored almost every inch of the Chicago area in TV specials for more than 20 years. On Tuesday, he hits the road – and stops by to tell us about his adventures.
Attorney: Michael Cohen ‘Was Truthful and He Was Attacked’
Mar 4, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Michael Cohen’s attorney Michael Monico shares his thoughts on his client’s testimony before Congress.
How Does Ranked-Choice Voting Work?
Feb 28, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
What is ranked-choice voting? And how could it have impacted Chicago’s Feb. 26 election?
Jim DeRogatis: ‘A Lot of People Failed a Lot of Women’
Feb 25, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The latest on R. Kelly from the journalist who’s been reporting on the Grammy Award-winning R&B star for decades.
Chicago Film Critics Reveal Their Top Oscars Picks
Feb 21, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday night. We check in with two Chicago film critics ahead of the big night.
4 Candidates for Mayor Address Crime, Finances, Housing in 1st Forum
Feb 14, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Chicago Tonight kicked off its series of forums Thursday with four of the 14 candidates vying to be Chicago’s next mayor: Jerry Joyce, Neal Sales-Griffin, Bob Fioretti and John Kozlar.
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Fioretti, Joyce, Kozlar, Sáles-Griffin
Feb 14, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
In less than two weeks, 14 candidates will appear on the ballot for mayor of Chicago. The first in our series of three mayoral candidate forums kicks off with four of those candidates.
Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Talks 2020, New Memoir
Feb 13, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor tells us about his new memoir “Shortest Way Home” – and why his eyes are set on the White House.
Owners of Logan Square Restaurant Add Surcharge to Menu
Feb 6, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
There’s a new restaurant trend emerging across the U.S.: a surcharge that’s added to customers’ checks. The owners of one local restaurant say it’s the best way to help their workers. Here’s a taste of how it works.
Browser Extension Rates News Sites Based on Journalistic Standards
Feb 4, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
How can readers know whether a news site is trustworthy? There’s a web browser plug-in created by the company NewsGuard to help determine just that.
These Scientists Study the Arctic. What’s Their Take on ‘Chiberia’?
Jan 31, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Subzero temperatures in Chicago are not unlike Arctic parts of the globe. Local scientists Scott Collis and Yarrow Axford share their experiences working on the edges of the world.
Gillette’s ‘We Believe’ Ad Sparks Controversy, Dialogue
Jan 28, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
What does a new ad campaign say about masculinity in the #MeToo era? We explore reactions both positive and negative to Gillette’s “We Believe” commercial.
What’s the Price Tag of the Government Shutdown? Economists Weigh In
Jan 24, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
Federal workers are feeling the effects of the government shutdown, but what about everyone else? Local economists weigh in on that and the economic forecast for 2019.
Judge Approves Settlement for 50-Year-Old Housing Discrimination Case
Jan 23, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
A decadeslong public housing lawsuit has nearly come to an end, marking “a seminal moment in Chicago’s history,” according to a joint statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CHA CEO Eugene Jones Jr.
Van Dyke Sentence a Complicated ‘Victory’ for McDonald Family
Jan 21, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The sentencing of Jason Van Dyke raises questions about criminal justice and police reform in Chicago and beyond. The Rev. Marvin Hunter, Laquan McDonald’s great-uncle, weighs in.
Journalists Discuss ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ and Impact on #MeToo Movement
Jan 15, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Kathy Chaney and Mary Mitchell, who are featured in a new Lifetime docuseries about R. Kelly, weigh in on the latest allegations against the R&B star.
One-on-One With New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker
Jan 14, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
On the eve of his inauguration as Illinois’ 43rd governor, J.B. Pritzker sits down for an interview with Amanda Vinicky and talks about his plans for the state.
Chicago Attorney Jerry Joyce Talks About His Bid for Mayor
Jan 10, 2019 | Nicole Cardos
You may have heard his family name in local politics before. Mayoral candidate Jerry Joyce joins us in conversation.