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July 18, 2022 - Full Show

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Doctors in Wisconsin are teaming up with Illinois abortion care providers. Previewing this week’s final Jan. 6 hearing. A labor dispute brewing for Starbucks employees. And checking in on the city’s tourism industry.

Crain’s Headlines: Ricketts Family Member Takes on Google

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A Ricketts family member takes on Google with a new search engine. New developments in Potbelly’s tortured history with a federal loan program.  And the Loop’s shopping district loses another big-name store in Old Navy.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 16, 2022- Full Show

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A Highland Park city council member shares his story from the July 4 mass shooting. Plus, Latino startups get funding from Google. And recognizing South Chicago with marble and wood.

July 14, 2022 - Full Show

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One-on-one with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth on the Wrigley Field lawsuit and more. Economic recovery in the Pullman neighborhood. And the history of state's rights amid recent Supreme Court decisions.

July 13, 2022 - Full Show

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A live report from the Highland Park vigil honoring the victims of last week's mass shooting. Plus, record high inflation. An increase in domestic violence. And "Native Truths" at the Field Museum. 

July 12, 2022 - Full Show

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Gun safety, the Jan. 6 hearings, and whether Congress will address abortion federally with members of the Illinois delegation. Trouble at DCFS. The latest COVID variant. And a psychedelic soul band.

July 11, 2022 - Full Show

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Illinois officials head to Washington as the president signs gun safety legislation a week after the Highland Park tragedy. Maternal mortality is on the rise. And the artist behind Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” series.

Crain’s Headlines: Palmer House Nears Foreclosure Sale

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Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker goes behind the latest business headlines.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 9, 2022 - Full Show

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A new revelation in the decades-old lynching of Emmett Till, what advocates are calling for. Plus, the nation's first Black attorney general joins us. And the Last Word on Africa and innovation.

July 7, 2022 - Full Show

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As vigils to remember the victims of the Highland Park mass shooting take place, organizers call for changes in gun laws. Former Attorney General Eric Holder on the Jan. 6 hearings. And how to avoid monkeypox.

July 6, 2022 - Full Show

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The accused gunman in the Highland Park shooting appears in court. How the suspect obtained the weapons. What impact the tragedy may have on legislation. And resources to help those affected.

July 5, 2022 - Full Show

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The latest in Highland Park after a mass shooting kills seven and leaves dozens injured. How the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling could affect infertility treatments. And the future of the EPA.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 2, 2022 - Full Show

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On this week’s show: A crossover discussion with Black Voices on abortion rights. A family seeks answers about their son’s killing. And the city’s street art takes the lead in a new film.

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.