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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 26, 2023 - Full Show

Helping veterans address mental health challenges. The professor who literally wrote the book on the country’s trillion-dollar fraud industry. And bringing basketball back to city parks.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 26, 2023 - Full Show

Helping U.S. military veterans who’ve been deported. Pushback against a plan to expand I-55. And inside the big tent at Circus Vazquez.

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May 25, 2023 - Full Show

The mayor and police unveil the city’s weekend safety plans. The latest from Springfield as the budget deadline approaches. And how Chicagoans are celebrating AAPI Heritage Month.

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May 24, 2023 - Full Show

Mayor Johnson’s first City Council meeting — how’d it go? Hours ticking away in Springfield with budget talks heating up. Visiting with the former head of CPS. And where you can make your own rug.

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May 23, 2023 - Full Show

Illinois attorney general reveals sex abuse ran deeper in Catholic Church than originally thought. One on one with Sen. Dick Durbin. And live from the latest location that might house migrants.

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2023 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

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May 22, 2023 - Full Show

Assessing the fallout 10 years to the day CPS voted to close 50 schools. The future of artificial intelligence. When might state lawmakers finally have a budget? And a trash man who’s a community treasure.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 19, 2023 - Full Show

Community groups outline their hopes for Mayor Brandon Johnson. Why Latinos are leaving the Catholic Church. And meet a local trash man named driver of the year.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 19, 2023 - Full Show

Employment efforts for Black youth. The cost of wrongful convictions. Fighting for water justice. And an art exhibit showcasing gay Black men in Chicago during the 1980s. 

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May 18, 2023 - Full Show

More questions about a former gubernatorial candidate who’s also mayor of Aurora. Will state lawmakers meet the budget deadline? And efforts to restore a 100-year-old hotel in Pullman.

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May 17, 2023 - Full Show

Family and friends remember slain Chicago police Officer Aréanah Preston. Spotlight Politics weighs in as the mayor’s allies roll out a $12 billion financial proposal. And an emerging artist committed to community.

The setting sun illuminates the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File)

Supreme Court Declines to Put Illinois Weapons Ban on Hold While Court Challenge Continues

The court denied an emergency request from groups challenging the law, which bans so-called assault weapons. The law’s opponents had asked the high court to put the law on hold while a court challenge continues. 

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May 16, 2023 - Full Show

What did Mayor Brandon Johnson do on his first full day in office? Illinois leads the nation in exonerations. The latest on a bevy of issues in Springfield. And the debate over mental health clinics.

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May 15, 2023 - Full Show

Chicago’s 57th mayor takes the oath of office. A look at Brandon Johnson’s priorities in Spotlight Politics. And a live report from Springfield as the legislative session nears an end.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 12, 2023 - Full Show

What young Chicagoans hope to see from their new mayor. Resources for people returning from incarceration. And learning sign language at a local library.

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May 11, 2023 - Full Show

South Shore residents rally against plans for a migrant shelter. Controversy over a potential school closure. And a Cook County program clearing medical debt.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 12, 2023 - Full Show

What the end of Title 42 means for asylum seekers. Calls for a do-over on Chicago’s elected school board map. And a group of performers celebrate Selena.

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May 10, 2023 - Full Show

Charges are filed in the killing of a Chicago police officer. The latest on the search for the city’s new top cop. And a look back at Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s time in office.

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May 9, 2023 - Full Show

The mayor declares a state of emergency over the migrant crisis. The former interim CPD superintendent on the search for a new top cop. And a beloved hot dog institution celebrates its 75-year anniversary.

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May 8, 2023 - Full Show

Familiar faces join us to remember Newt Minow, a public television pioneer. How a coalition of Asian-Americans are advocating for their community. And Lori Lightfoot kicks off her last week as mayor with a farewell speech.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 5, 2023 - Full Show

Chicago’s new process for picking a police superintendent is underway. Providing hope to new moms. And how an artist with thousands of red tulips is addressing systemic racism.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 5, 2023 - Full Show

South Shore residents sound off on a city plan to shelter migrants. How the Kennedy construction is impacting unhoused people. And a mariachi Mother’s Day performance. 

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May 4, 2023 - Full Show

What South Shore residents think about a plan to move migrants to a local high school. One on one with newly elected U.S. Rep. Jonathan Jackson. And the challenges facing the city’s Edgewater community.

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May 3, 2023 - Full Show

A juror speaks out about the verdict in the ComEd bribery trial. A new interim police superintendent. Debating the practice of human composting. And celebrating Mexico this week.

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May 2, 2023 - Full Show

Live reaction to the “ComEd Four” verdict. Plans to turn an old South Shore school into a shelter for migrants. A look at the neighborhood around Pontiac Prison. And saying goodbye to Lincoln Park Zoo’s oldest inhabitant.

May 1, 2023 - Full Show

The community is responding to more migrants arriving in Chicago from Texas. A crucial deadline for Medicaid recipients. The threat of a rising Mississippi River. And the challenges inside Pontiac Prison.