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Crain’s Headlines: Rebranding for WGN America

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WGN America is changing its name and focus. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more business news.

January 25, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 24, 2021 - Full Show

Looking back at this week’s historic inauguration with local journalists. Remembering civil rights icon Ida B. Wells, with her great-granddaughter. And honoring another pioneer, the late Jim Tilmon. 

On Anniversary of Illinois’ 1st COVID-19 Case, Top Doctor Makes Plea for Action

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at the North Riverside Health Center. (WTTW News)

In the 12 months since Illinois identified its first case of COVID-19, more than 1.1 million infections have been reported in the state and 18,750 people have died after testing positive for the virus.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 23, 2021 - Full Show

What to expect from the Biden administration, including immigration reform. And in a new series called “Neighbors,” we introduce you to a family that’s been feeding its community for decades.

January 21, 2021 - Full Show

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January 20, 2021 - Full Show

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January 19, 2021 - Full Show

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January 18, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 17, 2021 - Full Show

Revisiting North Lawndale decades after Martin Luther King Jr. moved into the area. A history-making week for Black lawmakers in Springfield. A local poet honors Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Limited Indoor Dining Now Allowed in 2 Illinois Regions — But Not Cook, Chicago

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As portions of the state see a loosening of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 — including the return of limited indoor dining and drinking in two regions — state health officials announced 4,162 new and probable cases of the virus on Sunday, and 29 deaths.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 16, 2021 - Full Show

The link between poverty and domestic violence. A scathing report on Trump’s family separation policy. A Mexican printmaking tradition in Chicago. And how COVID-19 can spark creative solutions.

January 14, 2021 - Full Show

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January 13, 2021 - Full Show

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January 12, 2021 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Officials Investigate Boeing Jet Crash in Indonesia

A Boeing 737-500 jet. (WTTW News via CNN)

Developing news out of Indonesia as officials try to understand what caused the Saturday crash of a 737-500 jet from Chicago-based Boeing. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter A.D. Quig has details on that story and more.

January 11, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 10, 2021 - Full Show

Getting COVID-19 vaccines to Black and Brown communities. Some CPS students prepare to head back to the classroom. How different protesters are treated by law enforcement. Plus: The Last Word returns.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 9, 2021 - Full Show

Language barriers creating tech problems for students. The first Chicagoan to be vaccinated against COVID-19. How interest in houseplants has blossomed. A virtual bodega showcases local artists.

January 7, 2021 - Full Show

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Tell Us What You Need as an Essential Worker

Essential workers have kept our economy going, now we want to hear what they need to keep going

Pharmacist Tim Riley is one of more than a million workers who have kept showing up to work in person to keep the economy going. (Sandy Bressner / Shaw Local)

Thousands of workers around Chicago have been labeled “essential” to maintaining our health, educational and economic infrastructures. We want to hear from those essential workers about what they need to keep going.

January 6, 2021 - Full Show

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January 5, 2021 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: High Note for Illinois Pot Sales

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Recreational marijuana has been legal in Illinois for just over a year — and sales were better than expected. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details.

January 4, 2021 - Full Show

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COVID-19 in Illinois: 4,469 New Cases, 81 Additional Deaths

Restaurant and bar restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in empty tables across Illinois and some temporary closures, including at Andersonville pub Hopleaf. (WTTW News)

Noting over the weekend that the holidays may result in lower numbers related to the coronavirus, state health officials announced just under 4,500 new and probable cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.