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April 12, 2023 - Full Show

Illinois Democrats do a victory lap on bringing the DNC to Chicago. Testimony from Madigan insiders in the “ComEd Four” trial. A change in course at the Chicago Police Board. And the Chicago Golden Gloves boxing tournament turns 100.

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April 11, 2023 - Full Show

More on what sealed the deal for Chicago to host the 2024 DNC. The appellate court abortion pill ruling’s impact on Illinois. And we’re live from EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier.

April 10, 2023 - Full Show

A look at law enforcement leaders: Chicago’s new FBI chief and the search for a new Chicago Police Department superintendent. How the NASCAR race will impact non-pro drivers’ daily routes.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 8, 2023 - Full Show

New alderpeople are ready to take their spot at City Hall. A local student is using art to redefine her self identity. And workers at a classic Chicago spot are looking to unionize. 

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 8, 2023 - Full Show

The city elects its third Black mayor in history. Double standards in women’s basketball. “A Soldier’s Play” takes the stage. And the last word from a woman who sleeps outside to prove her friendship.

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April 7, 2023 - Full Show

More young voters cast their ballots in the mayoral runoff election. The trial of the so-called “ComEd Four” wraps up another week. And the city’s crosswalks are violating some Chicagoans’ rights.

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April 6, 2023 - Full Show

Why a State Street building is set for demolition. The pros and cons of ranked choice voting. The impact of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. And we’re “in your neighborhood” as three religious holidays converge.

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April 5, 2023 - Full Show

Checking in with some of the big winners from last night and assessing where the city goes from here under Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson. And the latest on a second firefighter killed in the line of duty this week.

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April 4, 2023 - Full Show

Tonight's the night — the latest results in the race between Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas for Chicago mayor. We’re live with both campaigns and full analysis. Plus, Trump’s historic criminal indictment.

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Brandon Johnson Defeats Paul Vallas to Become Next Mayor of Chicago: ‘It Is Time for Chicago to Come Alive’

In his victory speech, Brandon Johnson emphasized the importance of coalition in his campain and pointed toward the need to continue building coalitions across the city moving forward. He appealed to those who did not vote for him and promised to work together. 

April 3, 2023 - Full Show

Everything you need to know on the eve of the mayoral election. What to expect from President Trump’s arraignment in New York. A major change in Evanston’s reparations program. And a century of civic pride. 

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 1, 2023 - Full Show

As Election Day approaches, top issues on the minds of voters. A local congregation helping migrants. The Golden Gloves turns 100. And “Adventures with Abuelita.”

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 1, 2023 - Full Show

Engaging the city’s youngest voters ahead of the mayoral election. Cash payments for Evanston’s reparations program. A local author traces her lineage back to Benjamin Banneker. And Glencoe's once-thriving Black community.

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March 31, 2023 - Full Show

Illinois congressmen react to former President Trump’s indictment and the mishandling of classified documents. Friction is growing within the CTU over campaign spending. And Transgender Day of Visibility celebrations in the city.

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Remembering Meigs Field: It’s Been 20 Years Since the Airport Was Ordered Bulldozed Overnight

An airport destroyed in the middle of the night by the government. It may sound like the plot of an exotic spy thriller, but it happened in Chicago 20 years ago this week.

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March 30, 2023 - Full Show

For the first time in history, a former president of the United States is indicted. Redevelopment in the Back of the Yards. A major shift in City Council. And dangerous weather on the way.

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March 29, 2023 - Full Show

Handicapping the mayor’s race six days away from the election. Priorities of the business community for the next mayor. What the FDA’s over-the-counter approval of Narcan means. And Chicago’s transit system as … art.

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March 28, 2023 - Full Show

City Council members act quickly to cement some of their power before the next mayor comes in. Where the candidates stand on education. And the latest on a suburban bakery harassed for drag shows.

March 27, 2023 - Full Show

City officials weigh solutions to Chicago’s lead-paint problem. A key witness pulls back the curtain on alleged bribery in the “ComEd Four” trial. What the mayoral candidates plan to do about transit issues.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 25, 2023 - Full Show

Two wrongfully convicted brothers fight for justice. Residents push for the reopening of a closed “L” stop. Lyric Opera tackles emotional stories. And in the ring with Golden Gloves winners.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 25, 2023 - Full Show

Little Village residents are on high alert after two women are found dead. The toll of COVID-19 three years later. Alebrijes sculptures on the move. And medical students find their match.

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March 24, 2023 - Full Show

Another week of mayoral campaigning down — another to go. We’ll analyze the race, plus the claims of bringing former cops back to the force. And air taxis could shorten your trip to O’Hare.

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March 23, 2023 - Full Show

Neighbors in Itasca concerned about the impact of a railroad company merger. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Ukraine. And fossil-hunting in the Arctic.

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March 22, 2023 - Full Show

A WTTW investigation finds the city is paying a mountain of overtime costs. A former CPD official fired by David Brown speaks out. Spotlight Politics on the feuding mayoral candidates. And the state’s 100-year-old artist laureate.

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March 21, 2023 - Full Show

Will Trump be indicted this week? We assess all of the ongoing criminal cases. Vallas and Johnson duke it out in their latest debate. And a proposal to protect undocumented workers from retaliation.

March 20, 2023 - Full Show

Lead paint was outlawed 45 years ago. Why is it still the city’s No. 1 lead poisoning danger? Dr. Arwady on the three-year anniversary of COVID. And a city franchise agreement with ComEd is practically DOA.