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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 28, 2021 - Full Show

A sweeping criminal justice bill becomes law in Illinois. The history of social reformer Ada S. McKinley. Black Voices Book Club checks out “BeBop Fairy Tales.” Plus, a throwback with Sammy Davis Jr.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 27, 2021 - Full Show

How the pandemic has interrupted an income source for day laborers. Reviving the debate over a $15 minimum wage. A hospital chaplain offering spiritual support. The last word on bridging cultures.

February 25, 2021 - Full Show

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February 24, 2021 - Full Show

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February 23, 2021 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: United Grounds Boeing 777 Following Engine Explosion

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Fallout for Chicago-based Boeing after an aircraft engine explodes near Denver. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more business news.

February 22, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 21, 2021 - Full Show

A scathing report on how the Chicago Police Department responded to 2020 protests. Author and professor Eddie Glaude joins us for this week’s Black Voices Book Club. And sisters in the name of gospel.

Warmer Temperatures Ahead in Chicago, But First: More Snow

A car parked on a street in Chicago is buried by snow from recent storms. Sunshine and warmer temperatures on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 melted some snow, but there is still plenty to shovel. (WTTW News)

After numerous winter storms this month left much of the Chicago area blanketed in an entire season’s worth of snowfall and ushered in dangerously cold wind chills, warmer temperatures are expected in the coming days. But first: more snow.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 20, 2021 - Full Show

How Chicagoans are stepping up to help the homeless in their communities. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine to the hardest-hit communities. Remembering the Cuban Comet in this week’s throwback.

February 18, 2021 - Full Show

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February 17, 2021 - Full Show

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February 16, 2021 - Full Show

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February 15, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 14, 2021 - Full Show

Remembering the torture inflicted on dozens of Black men under former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge. Black Voices Book Club explores “White Fright.” A museum honors the “father of modern Chicago blues.”

Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Blast Chicago Area

A man shovels snow after a storm in Chicago in February 2021. More snow is expected in the area on Valentine’s Day, along with subzero wind chills, according to the National Weather Service. (WTTW News)

Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area will be a dangerously chilly affair, with all of northern Illinois under a wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 13, 2021 - Full Show

We talk vaccine equity with a member of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force, visit a small business incubator in Humboldt Park, and learn how to make Mexican drinking chocolate from scratch.

February 11, 2021 - Full Show

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February 10, 2021 - Full Show

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February 9, 2021 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: CDC Director Suggests Preflight COVID-19 Testing

Could passengers on domestic flights soon be tested for COVID-19 before takeoff? Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more business news.

February 8, 2021 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 7, 2021 - Full Show

How Black history is being taught in schools. Life after prison in this week’s Black Voices Book Club pick. A look back at WTTW’s “Our People” with Jim Tilmon, and teaching young men to be gentlemen.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 6, 2021 - Full Show

It’s not just their health that’s at risk: COVID-19 is threatening Latinos struggling to keep their homes. Plus: Distribution centers are growing fast, but so are concerns about their impact.

February 4, 2021 - Full Show

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February 3, 2021 - Full Show

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