Using the arts to repair homes and combat neighborhood disinvestment. And on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day we take a nuanced look at the revered civil rights leader.
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Jan 15, 2024 | WTTW News
Coretta Scott King discusses her husband's legacy during a 1978 interview on WTTW.
Jan 11, 2024 | WTTW News
Hundreds of migrants are using CTA buses as shelters at the city’s landing zone. Should citizenship be reserved for only those born here? And a community business hub is coming to Little Village.
Jan 10, 2024 | WTTW News
CPS is going a different route to address its bus driver shortage. What a permanent child tax credit could mean for Illinois families. And reaction to the ouster of Harvard University’s first Black woman president.
Jan 9, 2024 | WTTW News
A ban on extremist police officers is set to go into effect in Chicago. The dangers facing American democracy in 2024. And the history of dibs, Chicago’s tradition of saving parking spots.
Jan 4, 2024 | WTTW News
The latest on the financial toll of the migrant crisis that’s gripping Chicago. How the city’s suburbs are trying to curb unannounced migrant drop-offs. And a look at what homebuyers and sellers can expect to see in 2024.
Jan 2, 2024 | WTTW News
Hundreds of new laws are taking effect in Illinois. What are they and how could they impact your life? Two states kick former President Donald Trump off the ballot over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. And our Spotlight Politics on the year ahead.
From a TikTok Historian to an Award-Winning Trash Collector, Meet the Chicago-Area Residents Whose Work Challenged and Inspired in 2023
Jan 1, 2024 | WTTW News
Over the last year, WTTW News introduced you to a variety of Chicago-area residents. Some accomplished extraordinary feats, while others made a difference in their communities through small acts of everyday work.
Dec 30, 2023 | WTTW News
Chicago elected a new mayor, Illinois banned so-called assault weapons and the Boss played at Wrigley Field. Here’s what people were reading in 2023.
Dec 28, 2023 | WTTW News
Pushback to a second waste facility in West Chicago. How educators and alumni are coming together to help migrant students. And what’s behind an unseasonably warm December.
Dec 27, 2023 | WTTW News
How small business fared this holiday season. Exploring the great outdoors. And meet the founders behind a Black-owned brewery.
As Dionne Warwick is Honored by the Kennedy Center, Take a Look Back at Her 1980 ‘Soundstage’ Performance
Dec 27, 2023 | WTTW News
Singer, actress and television host Dionne Warwick can add another accomplishment to her legendary career. Warwick is one of the recipients of a Kennedy Center Honors.
Dec 26, 2023 | WTTW News
One on one with actress and comedian Lisa Ann Walter. A rare Nativity set at the Art Institute. And a local man creates the Cinnamon Bear’s miniature world of Maybeland.
Dec 21, 2023 | WTTW News
Former Ald. Ed Burke found guilty in landmark corruption trial. Discussing what needs to happen amid health concerns at migrant shelters. And efforts to combat crimes against street vendors.
Dec 20, 2023 | WTTW News
We sit down with Mayor Brandon Johnson to talk community safety, migrants and more. And Chicago Public Schools’ plan to move away from school choice.
Dec 18, 2023 | WTTW News
Jury deliberations begin in the landmark corruption trial of former Ald. Ed Burke. A project upgrading Chicago’s aging gas pipelines is on hold. And remembering Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt.
Dec 14, 2023 | WTTW News
City Council rejects an effort to ask voters whether Chicago should stay a sanctuary city. And a new plan for community safety.
Dec 13, 2023 | WTTW News
Efforts to redefine Chicago’s community boundaries. Meet a 17-year-old who just earned her doctorate degree. And we break down the history of Chicago’s alphabetically inclined street names.
Dec 11, 2023 | WTTW News
Noisy, illegal and rarely punished — we dig into the data on early morning garbage pickups. And the debate over whether police should be able to have disciplinary hearings behind closed doors.
Dec 7, 2023 | WTTW News
Tackling a huge drop in public transit funding. Reflecting on the work of Juanita Irizarry as she steps away from Friends of the Parks. And how a new initiative is driving holiday foot traffic to commercial corridors.
Dec 6, 2023 | WTTW News
An effort to streamline federal financial aid. How a three-time MLB All-Star is giving back to local kids. And restorative practices instead of suspensions — a look at the impact on students.