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June 15, 2021 - Full Show

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State lawmakers take up unfinished business in Springfield. Reopening guidelines at an area race track. What would a lunar colony look like? And the future of electric scooters.

Crain’s Headlines: Furloughs Likely Over at United Airlines

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Good news for employees as air travel rebounds. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.

June 14, 2021 - Full Show

Beautiful weather, but no rain: What the drought conditions mean for the climate. Spotting fakes in the art world. No more furloughs for United Airlines workers. A bombshell report from ProPublica.

The Week in Review: Chicago, Illinois Fully Reopen

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The city and state are fully reopened after a long 15 months. The remap fights heat up. A former alderman may have secretly recorded former House Speaker Michael Madigan. And an elected school board is on the agenda in Springfield.

June 10, 2021 - Full Show

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Reopening! Paris Schutz is live — from the river — on how businesses and folks are getting ready. The city’s top doc on what’s next. And a Frida Kahlo exhibit in Chicago for the first time in decades.

June 9, 2021 - Full Show

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Spotlight Politics on a city ward remap fight. Unfinished business in Springfield. Friday’s full reopening. A new lease on life for recovering drug addicts. And are we truly alone in the universe?

June 8, 2021 - Full Show

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A remap fight begins in Chicago’s wards. Promise and controversy over a newly approved Alzheimer’s drug. The history-making new head of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and more.

June 7, 2021 - Full Show

How to manage anxiety about reopening after more than a year of a pandemic. The push to reopen travel between the U.S. and Britain. Plus, more headlines from Crain’s. Pandemic dating and Asian carp.

June 3, 2021 - Full Show

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One-on-one with Gov. Pritzker as the state plans for reopening. Plus, what’s next for that big energy bill. We’re live in Northalsted for our In Your Neighborhood series, and a new Ask Geoffrey.

June 2, 2021 - Full Show

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Legislative leaders on the bills passed out of Springfield. A new round of rental assistance. The fate of the elected Chicago school board bill. Gary, Indiana, pilots universal basic income, and more.

June 1, 2021 - Full Show

Legislators finally pass a budget, among other laws, in Springfield—we’ll have a rundown. The latest on COVID-19 reopenings. The holiday weekend’s violence toll. And ride-share driving comes up short.

May 31, 2021 - Full Show

The pandemic’s effect on veterans’ health. Remembering one of America’s greatest cartoonists. A guide to summer festivals. And a close encounter with a large insect. 

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 30, 2021 - Full Show

Leaders of local journalist associations on newsroom diversity. The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. And a local puppeteer’s experience with racial profiling.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 29, 2021 - Full Show

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Is it safe to ditch your mask? Local doctors on why it may be premature. Plus, Latino veterans pushing for a new American Legion post. And summer jams for your next road trip.

May 27, 2021 - Full Show

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The legislative session hits the 11th hour in Springfield. A live report from Humboldt Park. The mayor’s new foot pursuit policy. And a new WTTW doc takes us to the glory days of Mister Kelly’s.

May 26, 2021 - Full Show

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More infighting in Springfield over redistricting. A heated day at City Council — we’ll hear from Chicago aldermen and our own Spotlight Politics team. Plus, a slow comeback for the hotel industry.

May 25, 2021 - Full Show

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On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, a special edition of “Chicago Tonight.” We hear from police officers, community members and other stakeholders about the state of policing in Chicago.

Crain’s Headlines: United Airlines Launches Vaccine Lottery

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The Chicago-based airline is encouraging frequent fliers to get vaccinated. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.

May 24, 2021 - Full Show

What’s on the docket for the final week of legislative session in Springfield? The future of the Chicago Tribune. The pandemic’s historic impact on hunger. United jumps into the vaccine reward game.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 23, 2021 - Full Show

As the anniversary of George Floyd’s death nears, we look ahead with three social justice organizations. A visit to 2300 Jackson Street with two members of the Jackson 5. The last word on gardening.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 22, 2021 - Full Show

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The restaurant industry is hungry to reopen, but do they have the staff? The pandemic’s impact on Latino studies programs. And a Pilsen photographer captures a changing community.

May 20, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago aldermen grade the mayor midterm. Live in Logan Square. A new WTTW documentary on trailblazing journalist Ida B. Wells. Preview Art on the Mart. And a calaboose on the loose in Lakeview.

May 19, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago’s top doctor on new mask guidelines. A look inside President Biden’s expanded child tax credit. The Joffrey Ballet preps for its debut at the Lyric Opera. The politics of Black hair.

May 18, 2021 - Full Show

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The state’s eviction moratorium is set to end. What will it mean? Inside the politically charged remap fight. A look at cases before the Supreme Court. And new life for the Jackson 5 home in Gary.

May 17, 2021 - Full Show

The growing threat of cyberattacks. New guidelines spark confusion over wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Why our spring has been cold and dry. And business headlines from Crain’s.

Crain’s Headlines: United Adds Hundreds of Flights to Summer Schedule

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The number of daily flights from the Chicago-based airline is set to take off. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.