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Uber’s Top Lawyer on ‘Concrete Actions’ to Curb Sexual Misconduct

Ride-hailing giant Uber releases a comprehensive plan to document – and ultimately curb – incidents of sexual misconduct within its ranks. We speak with the company’s chief legal officer Tony West.

Book Explores ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Author Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘Radiant and Radical Life’

Lorraine Hansberry (Courtesy The Goodman Theatre)

In her new book, Imani Perry tells the overlooked story of "A Raisin in the Sun" author and Chicago native Lorraine Hansberry. 

Kwame Raoul Declares Victory Over Erika Harold in Attorney General Race

Candidates for Illinois attorney general Kwame Raoul and Erika Harold participate in a “Chicago Tonight” forum on Oct. 29, 2018.

Democrats sweep statewide races, with state Sen. Kwame Raoul winning the race for Illinois attorney general; and Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Mike Frerichs and Secretary of State Jesse White retaining their seats.

Illinois Attorney General Forum: Kwame Raoul, Erika Harold

Candidates for Illinois attorney general Kwame Raoul and Erika Harold participate in a “Chicago Tonight” forum on Oct. 29, 2018.

In their final meeting before next week’s midterm elections, the Democrat and Republican each pitched themselves as the candidate most capable of putting the priorities of Illinois voters into action.

How Technology is Changing the Face of Retail

This week, retail giant Amazon announced plans to open a fourth Amazon Go location in Chicago next year. Will this high-tech model be the future of retail?

Biographer Traces Ronald Reagan’s ‘American Journey’

Few American presidents occupy as prominent – and complicated – a place in the collective American psyche as Ronald Reagan. Biographer Bob Spitz tells us about his new book.

‘Money Diaries’ Aims to Help Women Take Control of Their Finances

A new book offers a peek at how other people spend their money, and shows how that can you help you control your own finances.

The Week in Review: Pritzker Disputes Discrimination Claims

An October surprise in the governor’s race. Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers his final budget address. Chance the Rapper rolls the dice on the mayoral election. And the Bears prep for the Patriots.

Web Extra, The Week in Review: The Race for Chicago Mayor

Paris Schutz and guests discuss the wide-open race for Chicago mayor and the future of the Cubs’ coaching staff.

Judy Woodruff on President Trump and the State of Journalism

Judy Woodruff appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 16, 2018.

How has covering the White House changed under President Donald Trump? We talk with Judy Woodruff of the “PBS NewsHour.”

Meet Some Small But Mighty Miniature Therapy Horses

Their effectiveness can’t be judged by their size: We visit the Barrington nonprofit Mane in Heaven to discover the therapeutic mission of these miniature horses.

‘On the Future’ Explores Prospects, Perils of Humanity’s Future

Martin Rees appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

A renowned astrophysicist explores the challenges facing Earth – and the prospect of life beyond it – in his new book “On the Future.”

2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election

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WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 6 election. Learn more.

2018 General Election: Illinois Governor

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Learn about the candidates running for Illinois governor and lieutenant governor in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

2018 General Election: US House of Representatives

| Rebecca Palmore

Learn about the candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

2018 General Election: Illinois Attorney General

| Rebecca Palmore

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois attorney general in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

2018 General Election: Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

| Rebecca Palmore

Learn about the candidates running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner (two-year and six-year terms) in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

2018 General Election: Cook County Commissioner

| Rebecca Palmore

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County commissioner in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

2018 General Election: Illinois Secretary of State

| Rebecca Palmore

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois secretary of state in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

2018 General Election: Illinois Comptroller

| Rebecca Palmore

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois comptroller in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Sean M. Morrison: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 17th District

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Sean Morrison

“I bring a small business owner’s pragmatic perspective to the Cook County Board where I have consistently advocated for fiscal responsibility, innovative reform measures and pro‐growth economic policies,” Sean M. Morrison says. Learn more about this candidate.

Abdelnasser Rashid: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 17th District

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Abdelnasser Rashid

“I see this as an opportunity for me to translate my experience – and my passion for fairness and justice – into the work of this important office,” says Abdelnasser Rashid. Learn more about this candidate.

Tim Schneider: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 15th District

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Tim Schneider

“I fight hard for small business owners, because if they are forced to leave, the residents have to pick up their share,” Tim Schneider says. Learn more about this candidate.

Kevin B. Morrison: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 15th District

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Kevin B. Morrison

“You will be my advisers and conscience as I take votes on issues that directly impact you,” says Kevin B. Morrison. Learn more about this candidate.

Scott Britton: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 14th District

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Scott Britton

“I became involved in public service in order to foster progressive values in my community,” Scott Britton says. Learn more about this candidate.