Stories by WTTW News

June 30, 2022 - Full Show

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Live from Morgan Park for “ In Your Neighborhood.” How restorative justice works. Meet one of the country's top teachers. The state's attorney general joins us. And to the theater with Hedy Weiss. 

June 29, 2022 - Full Show

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The general election campaign has officially begun, as Darren Bailey prepares to take on J.B. Pritzker. Plus, we talk with some of yesterday’s other winners and analyze the results.

June 28, 2022 - Full Show

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Shocking Jan. 6 testimony. The latest as polls close on the Illinois primaries. Cook County at high risk for COVID-19. And behind an obscure governmental agency with offices on the ballot today. 

June 27, 2022 - Full Show

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What’s next for abortion rights advocates and opponents after Friday’s ruling? Previewing the big political races on primary election eve. And a new PBS documentary goes in depth on the youth mental health crisis.

Crain’s Headlines: McDonald’s Making Changes to Franchise System

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McDonald’s is cooking up big changes for its franchise system. Yelp says it’s going with a fully remote workforce. And a city-backed panel wants to breathe new life into the LaSalle Street corridor.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 25, 2022 - Full Show

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Reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade. Plus, the impact of inflation. A new office aimed at helping people returning home from prison. And an artist-in-residence at a public library.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 25, 2022- Full Show

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Reaction to CPD’s new foot pursuit policy and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Plus, closing out Pride Month with a look at what’s next for the LGBTQ movement. And cooling off with a craft cerveza.  

June 23, 2022 - Full Show

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We visit Northalsted near the end of Pride Month. The 50th anniversary of the landmark Title IX legislation. The latest on ethics reform. And a new journal documents the reality of being transgender.

June 22, 2022 - Full Show

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A showdown in City Council over speed cameras. Previewing the next Jan. 6 Congressional hearing led by an Illinois congressman. A strike's impact on roadwork. And an invasive species gets a rebrand. 

June 21, 2022 - Full Show

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Some of the Republicans running for governor join us for a forum. Infants and toddlers are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Iconic LGBTQ artists. And a no-kill animal shelter hits a major milestone.

June 20, 2022 - Full Show

Our candidate forum series continue with the Democrats running for secretary of state. Plus, why the city’s pools are still closed. Addressing the blood shortage problem. And celebrating Juneteenth.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 18, 2022 - Full Show

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Juneteenth is officially a federal, state and local holiday. The latest in the local push for reparations. And the tradition of quilting in the Black community.

June 16, 2022 - Full Show

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The Republican candidates vying for Secretary of State, in our candidate forum. We’re in Chicago’s smallest community for our In Your Neighborhood series. And we’ll talk about the week’s wild weather.

June 15, 2022 - Full Show

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins a competitor for her job in our candidate forum. Our Spotlight Politics team covers that and more. And, what the Fed’s interest rate hike means.

June 14, 2022 - Full Show

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Another candidate joins the race for mayor. Plus, meet the candidates for Cook County assessor. Reforming Illinois gun laws. And addressing the mental health care worker shortage.

Crain’s Headlines: Rebranded McDonald’s ‘Vkusno & Tochka’ Opens in Russia

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A new fast-food chain restaurant opens in Russia, and it might look and taste familiar. Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headlines.

June 13, 2022 - Full Show

Day two of televised Jan. 6 hearings. We have the latest. Plus, what bike and pedestrian advocates are calling for after multiple deaths on Chicago streets. The Mag Mile gets a big new tenant, and new laws to prevent drowning in Lake Michigan.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 11, 2022 - Full Show

Addressing the affordable housing shortage. Plus, what a new law means for water safety along Lake Michigan. How to get a free tree planted. And a longtime family hardware store.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 11, 2022 - Full Show

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Voter outreach efforts as Election Day approaches for the primary. Plus, raising awareness for missing women. Calls for safer prisons. And from the crowd to the stage, meet blues artist: Melody Angel.

June 9, 2022 - Full Show

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Recapping tonight’s prime-time congressional hearing on Jan. 6. Plus, meet the Democrats running in the hotly contested race for Illinois’ 3rd District, and live from Irving Park.

June 8, 2022 - Full Show

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Mayor Lightfoot launches a re-election tour across Chicago. How well do Illinois’ red flag gun laws work? Why Cook County could see population gain from climate refugees. And a tribute to Miles Davis.

June 7, 2022 - Full Show

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Mayor Lightfoot announces she’ll seek another term. One-on-one with another entrant into the race. Previewing the Jan. 6. Congressional hearings. And combatting mental health issues in youth.

June 6, 2022 - Full Show

Ald. Ed Burke loses big in his attempt to throw out key evidence in his federal criminal trial. Plus, eroded shoreline along Lake Michigan, and Cook County is a top destination for those escaping climate change.

Crain’s Headlines: Legal Brawl Brewing Between Fifth Third Bank and Federal Regulators

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A legal brawl between Fifth Third Bank and federal regulators is underway; Walmart is hiring big time; and a new study says Cook County has earned itself a new title: climate change refuge. 

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 4, 2022 - Full Show

We take aim at the debate over gun reform. Plus, the state revives a commission to combat hate crimes. And a “Shark Tank” deal for a Chicago entrepreneur.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 4, 2022 - Full Show

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Increasing safety and preventing injuries for Chicago’s bicyclists. Can industry and nature coexist at Lake Calumet? A new master plan hopes so. And alebrijes come to life at a local park.