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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, January 15, 2022 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts the 63rd episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

Concerns over kids’ mental health are on the rise. Plus, protecting workers from wage theft, Mexican printmaking makes a comeback, and who wants a free mosaic mural?

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, January 15, 2022 - Full Show

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What’s at stake for Black voters in Illinois as voting rights bills flounder. Afro-optimism is the word for our Black Voices Book Club pick. And remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali.

January 13, 2022 - Full Show

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Spotting COVID-19 testing scams. Schools change their rules on COVID-19 quarantining. Live from Skokie. Why opioid deaths among older Americans have soared. And WTTW’s “Wild Travels” are back.

January 12, 2022 - Full Show

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Labor peace for the time being at CPS but will it last? Omicron numbers start to plateau. Art Institute workers unionize. The race for governor starts to heat up. And a goldfish goes for a drive. 

January 11, 2022 - Full Show

The latest on CTU labor action as students are set to return Wednesday. Plus, the fight over voting rights. Illinois House speaker's one-year anniversary. And a local radio news anchor signs off after 51 years.

January 10, 2022 - Full Show

The latest on the standoff over in-person learning at Chicago Public Schools. Will there be school this week? The Bears chart a path forward. What local leaders plan to do about homelessness during the winter months.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, January 8, 2022 - Full Show

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Parents react to this week’s shutdown of Chicago Public Schools. The story of civil rights legend Mamie Till Mobley gets told on the small screen. Plus, a downtown office building partners with a Black-owned art gallery.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, January 8, 2022 - Full Show

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The standoff between CPS and the teachers union leaves parents in the lurch. Plus, contracts for domestic workers. And meet a local man turning his pandemic hobby into a business. 

January 6, 2022 - Full Show

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One-on-one with Mayor Lightfoot as classes are canceled for a second day. Will there be school tomorrow? Local members of congress and observers reflect on one year since the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

January 5, 2022 - Full Show

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The latest on the teachers union’s decision to be out of  the classroom. The CEO of one of the city’s largest hospitals on record COVID-19 hospitalization rates. And behind a local fast-food favorite.

January 4, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago Public Schools parents brace for a potential cancellation of classes Wednesday. The city’s top doc on surging COVID-19 numbers. A long-serving congressman announces his next move.

Crain’s Headlines: Workers at Starbucks in the Loop Move to Unionize

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Starbucks workers at a location in the Loop make moves to unionize. Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more.

January 3, 2022 - Full Show

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Confusion and threats of a CTU work stoppage as CPS kids return to school. COVID-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time high. Day one of Chicago’s indoor vaccine mandate. And what 2022 holds in store for the housing market.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, January 1, 2022 - Full Show

Phil Ponce hosts the 61st episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

A look back at some of our favorite Latino Voices stories of 2021: from the potential impact of the sweeping infrastructure law to a group helping refugee women start a new life, and more.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, January 1, 2022 - Full Show

Brandis Friedman hosts the 61st episode of “Black Voices.” (WTTW News)

A look back at some of our favorite Black Voices stories of 2021— from a look at how tech leaves marginalized people behind, to the Chicago Sky’s history-making WNBA Championship  — and so much in between.

December 30, 2021 - Full Show

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The latest on testing snafus and rising COVID cases. One-on-one with CPS CEO on plans to bring kids safely back to school. New laws on the books for 2022. And the Bears get ready to tackle the Giants.

December 29, 2021 - Full Show

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New laws take effect at the start of the new year. One-on-one with the city's public health commissioner. A report on public transit ridership during the pandemic. Our Spotlight Politics and more.

December 28, 2021 - Full Show

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Confusion surrounds the CPS return to school COVID-19 testing protocols. Restaurants push back against the vaccine mandate. COVID-19 cases explode in jails. And inside the life of photographer Vivian Maier.

December 27, 2021 - Full Show

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Spiking omicron cases and major headaches with air travel. The region approaches a record snow drought. A halt on student debt payments. And remembering the late Lincoln Park Zoo chief Lester Fisher.

December 23, 2021 - Full Show

The holidays can be tough to handle. Advice from mental health professionals. Previewing the Bears Seahawks matchup. And a Mexican Catholic tradition celebrated in Buena Park.

December 22, 2021 - Full Show

The race for COVID-19 tests ahead of the holidays. The latest on Pfizer’s newly approved COVID-19 pill. How businesses are reacting to the mayor’s new vaccine mandate. And what’s behind a shortage of Santas.

December 21, 2021 - Full Show

The latest on Mayor Lightfoot’s sweeping indoor vaccination mandates. A look inside overstretched hospitals. An exclusive one-on-one with the Smollett special prosecutor on his scathing report into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Crain’s Headlines: Amtrak Increases Speed

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Amtrak trains now run at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more.

December 20, 2021 - Full Show

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New details on the Cook County State’s Attorney’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Inside the sale of the Thompson Center. Mayor Lightfoot addresses violence. A $10 billion telescope that could unlock secrets of the universe.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, December 18, 2021 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Michael Puente guest hosts the 60th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

Agricultural labor trafficking is on the rise. Last-minute holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered. And a Mexican Catholic tradition takes to the streets of Buena Park.

December 16, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago’s would-be casino developers show us their cards. Utility giants selling sensitive information to immigration officials. We’re in Grand Boulevard. And a preview of the Bears game.