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Sept. 7, 2023 - Full Show

Meet the next top cop: a community forum for Larry Snelling, the man selected to be CPD superintendent. A preview of the Bears match-up against the Packers this weekend. And accessible art at Navy Pier.

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Sept. 6, 2023 - Full Show

Chicago Public Schools employees accused of loan fraud. Ambitious ideas for local public transit. And in Spotlight Politics: Mayor Brandon Johnson preps to unveil his budget proposal.

Sept. 5, 2023 - Full Show

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again — what it means. Next steps for the planned Ryan Field development in Evanston. And how exit numbers are assigned on the highway. WTTW News explains.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 1, 2023 - Full Show

Student loan payments are resuming — what’s being done to provide relief. What’s behind the soaring number of opioid overdose deaths. And a sit-down with the new leader of Rainbow PUSH.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 1, 2023 - Full Show

“Seeking Sanctuary: One Year Later.” How community members are supporting migrants. Officials plea for federal help. And rebranding the Chicago flag with special meaning.

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Aug. 31, 2023 - Full Show

One year since the first bus of migrants arrived in Chicago. The start of the school year with Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez. And a Cubs outfielder takes an artist to his workplace.

Aug. 30, 2023 - Full Show

The fight over work permits for migrants. The latest on the shooting during a White Sox game. AI finding its place in schools. And an airport art exhibit honoring veterans.

Aug. 29, 2023 - Full Show

A Chicago firefighter dies in the line of duty. Republicans calling for stronger ethics reform in Springfield. And investigating the medical records of thousands of airline pilots.

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Aug. 28, 2023 - Full Show

The latest in our series WTTW News: A Safer City. Where the Chicago Police Department stands on the consent decree. And how communities and police can build relationships. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 25, 2023 - Full Show

Solutions to prevent future flooding problems. Efforts to protect temp workers. And summer isn’t over yet — we share two art and music festivals this weekend.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 25, 2023 - Full Show

The impact of this week’s extreme heat on Black communities. The definitive life of Martin Luther King Jr. in this week’s Black Voices Book Club. Honoring a longtime congressman. And the Chicago Jazz Fest.

Aug. 24, 2023 - Full Show

Migrants, safety and taxes — we sit down with Mayor Brandon Johnson on his first 100 days in office. The fate of former Madigan chief of staff Tim Mapes. And a repository for Cook County criminal history.

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Aug. 23, 2023 - Full Show

Record-breaking heat across the region. How to stay safe and cool. Police staffing levels were predicted to fall under Mayor Johnson — did they? And Spotlight Politics on Johnson’s first 100 days.

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Aug. 22, 2023 - Full Show

What the city is paying out in repeated police misconduct settlements. A tutoring shortage hits Chicago. And the head of the Chicago Teachers Union on how schools will cope with the coming heat wave.

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Aug. 21, 2023 - Full Show

The latest in our series WTTW News: A Safer City highlights the sharp rise in vehicle thefts — and how to protect your car. Efforts to get kids to school safely. And the impact retail theft has on local businesses.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 18, 2023 - Full Show

It’s back to school for CPS students — we talk about the challenges ahead this school year. A new effort to reduce maternal mortality. And The Last Word on mentoring.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 18, 2023 - Full Show

What the promotion of CPD’s Chief Larry Snelling means for public safety. A cross-cultural musical collaboration in Millennium Park. And rebuilding a taqueria from scratch.

Aug. 17, 2023 - Full Show

The latest in the trial of Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff. What’s behind the rash of postal worker assaults. And a Chicago singer-songwriter by way of Honduras.

Aug. 16, 2023 - Full Show

Federal relief is on the way for thousands of Chicagoans who experienced flooding damage. Reaction to some of the mayor’s latest moves. And surrealist paintings at the Art Institute.

Aug. 15, 2023 - Full Show

Behind the selection of Larry Snelling as Chicago’s next top cop. A deep dive on the latest criminal charges against former President Trump. And the growing threat of hacking hospitals.

Aug. 14, 2023 - Full Show

The latest in our series WTTW News: A Safer City as Mayor Brandon Johnson makes his pick for police superintendent official. The role of public spaces in safety. And equitable transit-oriented development. 

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 11, 2023 - Full Show

Not everyone agrees on new oversight for the Chicago Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy. A history of medical experiments on people of color. And remembering the creator of the “Cha-Cha Slide.”

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 11, 2023 - Full Show

A holistic approach to gang violence. A former church in Pilsen on its way to landmark status. And a festival brings house music to Harrison Park.

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Aug. 10, 2023 - Full Show

The latest on the Loretto Hospital strike. Dozens of state employees under investigation for PPP loan fraud. A preview of the annual Bud Billiken parade. And “MJ: The Musical.”

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Aug. 9, 2023 - Full Show

What’s driving a record number of opioid overdose deaths in Cook County. Allowing non-citizens to become police officers. And a former Madigan aide goes on trial.

Aug. 8, 2023 - Full Show

A Portage Park man charged in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl. Why thousands of Illinoisans are being kicked off Medicaid. And remembering Chicago native and film legend William Friedkin.