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.
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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.
Watch the Feb. 25, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
Watch the Feb. 23, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
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.
Watch the Feb. 22, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
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.
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.
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.
Watch the Feb. 18, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
Watch the Feb. 16, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
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.”
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.
Watch the Feb. 10, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
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.
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.
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.