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April 12, 2021 - Full Show

The push to get high school students back into classrooms. How colleges are handling student vaccinations. What you need to know about redistricting. The holy month of Ramadan begins.

Crain’s Headlines: Possible Status Switch for Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune Freedom Center printing facility along the Chicago River. (WTTW News)

The Chicago Tribune newspaper could become a nonprofit. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 11, 2021 - Full Show

What’s being done to bring more Black and Latino developers into the real estate industry. Cook County’s new public defender. A call for more big brothers and sisters. Bringing energy to history. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 10, 2021 - Full Show

Univisión's Alex Hernández hosts Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices. (WTTW News)

Calls to reform the police department’s foot pursuit policy. Community organizers lead the charge in getting Latinos vaccinated. A Pilsen mural highlights neighborhood residents. And La Última Palabra.

April 8, 2021 - Full Show

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Charges filed in the shooting of a 21-month-old. Live at Sox opening day. Fermilab discoveries that could alter our understanding of the universe. And should the U.S. boycott the Beijing Olympics?

April 7, 2021 - Full Show

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Plans to get CPS high school students back to class stall. A study on who the January 6th Capitol rioters are. Why COVID-19 vaccines may not be as effective for immunocompromised individuals and more.

April 6, 2021 - Full Show

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Vice President Harris in town, getting vaccine equity, Congress members on the fate of the infrastructure bill, the future of public transit, and the redevelopment of the Michael Reese Hospital site.

Crain’s Headlines: United Airlines Lands in Georgia Voting Law Debate

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Chicago-based United Airlines takes a stand against the Georgia voting law. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.

April 5, 2021 - Full Show

The governor signs bills impacting Chicago teachers and firefighters. The latest on the police shooting of a 13-year-old boy. The debate over vaccine passports. New travel guidelines from the CDC.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 4, 2021 - Full Show

New arts leaders weigh in on the comeback of Chicago’s art scene. We remember Loyola’s 1963 championship team and the adversity they faced. Rare color photos of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Elmhurst.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 3, 2021 - Full Show

Araceli Gómez-Aldana hosts "Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices" (WTTW News)

President Biden’s immigration policy. What shutting down payday loans could mean for vulnerable borrowers. And blending Mexican flavors and Jewish pastries.

April 1, 2021 - Full Show

Live from Wrigleyville on opening day. Plus, inside the new PBS documentary on Oak Park-born Ernest Hemingway. Chicago Amazon employees take labor action, why a grief pandemic may be on the horizon, and how to prevent sewer overflow.

March 31, 2021 - Full Show

Dr. Allison Arwady on rising COVID-19 cases. A new report on CPD's compliance with a federal consent decree.  A study on the effect of banning assault weapons. What exactly is the filibuster? And more. Watch the March 31, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

March 30, 2021 - Full Show

Congress members on President Biden’s immigration package. A study of COVID-19 long haulers. Debating universal basic income. Efforts to water down Illinois’ tough biometrics law. Chicago’s box boom.

Crain’s Headlines: Loretto Staff Instructed to Vaccinate People on Lawmaker’s Lists

The Loretto Hospital on Chicago’s West Side. (WTTW News)

Influential State Rep. Camille Lilly, a Loretto Hospital executive, is roped into the fallout over COVID-19 vaccines administered by the West Side safety net hospital. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.

March 29, 2021 - Full Show

Vaccination eligibility expands in Chicago. President Biden is expected to unveil his infrastructure plan — what’s in it for Illinois? New buyers for the Tribune emerge. We explore powerline fishing.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 28, 2021 - Full Show

Evanston makes history by passing a reparations ordinance for Black residents. A “professional troublemaker” joins us for this week’s Black Voices Book Club. Remembering broadcaster Bill Campbell.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 27, 2021 - Full Show

 Michael Puente of WBEZ, guest hosts "Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices." (WTTW News)

Can industry and healthy neighborhoods coexist? Puerto Ricans weigh independence and statehood. And an organization helps the visually impaired maintain their independence.

March 25, 2021 - Full Show

President Biden holds the first formal press conference. We visit Albany Park for our community reporting series. Exploring inequities in women’s sports. Another year of virtual Passover and Easter.

March 24, 2021 - Full Show

Pritzker gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot. New information on the fallout at Loretto Hospital. Will Chicago workers go back to the office? Parking meters on the lakefront. The dangers of lead water lines.

March 23, 2021 - Full Show

The latest on the Loretto Hospital controversy. Aldermen weigh in on proposed new rules for industrial developments. Evanston makes history with reparations. And bringing pedestrians back to downtown.

Crain’s Headlines: Natural Gas Costs Set to Reach 2014 Polar Vortex Levels

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The cost for natural gas is set to reach levels not seen since the polar vortex in 2014. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on that story and more.

March 22, 2021 - Full Show

Vaccine eligibility expands in Illinois, but not without confusion. What’s behind the rise in anti-Asian violence. The City Council debates police oversight. A fight over converting historic homes.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 21, 2021 - Full Show

Brandis Friedman hosts “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices.” (WTTW News)

Looking back on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Black community. Remembering Breonna Taylor. The role of mental health care in fighting violence. Plus: 20 years of Congo Square Theatre.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 20, 2021 - Full Show

Alex Hernandez hosts Latino Voices, March 20, 2021 (WTTW News)

A look back on the impact of the pandemic on the Latino community after a year of COVID-19. What you need to know about the Real ID program. And a throwback with Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs. Alex Hernandez hosts.

March 18, 2021 - Full Show

Watch the March 18, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”