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Aug. 17, 2022 - Full Show

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We’re live at the Illinois State Fair and it’s Democrat Day. Plus, opening statements in the R. Kelly trial. Why insulin is so expensive. And earning a bachelor’s degree in a maximum security prison.

Aug. 16, 2022 - Full Show

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President Biden signs his signature piece of legislation. The state’s top doctor on COVID and more. An Afghanistan war interpreter’s fight for citizenship. And the Morton Arboretum turns 100.

Aug. 15, 2022 - Full Show

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A glimmer of hope for the Mag Mile, lessons learned on the one-year anniversary of the Afghanistan withdrawal, the troubling resurgence of Polio, a hostile workplace lawsuit roils Amazon and a Little Village mall in limbo.

Crain’s Headlines: Cartier Plans to Close Michigan Avenue Store, Swarovski Leases Space Next Door

The Cartier store on Michigan Avenue is pictured on Aug. 15, 2022. (WTTW News)

The Magnificent Mile is getting hit with another couple of retail losses but, there’s a glimmer of hope for the city’s premiere shopping strip. A proposal has been made for Chicago’s first development of multiple homes made of shipping containers and a new ice cream bar hopes to provide adults with a cold treat.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

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New research on civic engagement, and how the work in Black communities isn’t always counted. The head of Chicago’s FBI office retires. Bud Billiken expands. And remembering Albert Woodfox.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

WBEZ Chicago’s Michael Puente guest hosts the Aug. 13 episode of "Latino Voices." (WTTW News)

The lone Latino lawmaker in Indiana and his thoughts on political representation. Plus, pharmacy deserts on the city’s west side. And Discount Mall vendors searching for answers. 

Aug. 11, 2022 - Full Show

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The U.S. Attorney General addresses the Trump search warrant. Live from Milwaukee ahead of the RNC. One-on-one with the latest candidate for Chicago Mayor. And a prairie school architectural master.

Aug. 10, 2022 - Full Show

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The city’s current mayor touts a smaller budget deficit — as another candidate to unseat her joins the race. Spotlight Politics on that and more. The impact of cataclysmic rainfall. And stalled plans for a giant marina at Navy Pier.

Spotlight Politics: As Chicago Elections Loom, City Budget Process Begins

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a property tax bump as the budget process gets underway. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

Aug. 9, 2022 - Full Show

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The latest on the raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago compound. A local Taiwanese official on the island’s conflict with China, contention brewing in the airline industry, and why pharmacy deserts exist across the city.

Aug. 8, 2022 - Full Show

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Could Indiana’s business loss be Illinois’ gain? Plus, the outgoing local head of the FBI, a local congressman just back from a controversial visit to Taiwan and unpacking the major climate bill passed by the Senate.

Crain’s Headlines: Illinois Poised to Gain Indiana’s Business Losses Due to Abortion Law

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Illinois is poised to gain some of Indiana’s losses due to the Hoosier state’s new abortion law. Boeing prepares to resume delivery of its 787 Dreamliner jets.  And Groupon makes some major cuts to its workforce.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 6, 2022- Full Show

Attempts to level the playing field as the state rolls out more cannabis licenses. Plus, guns in the hands of Chicago teens in this week’s “Black Voices” book club. And training the next generation of environmental health advocates.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 6, 2022- Full Show

Immigrant advocates on the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Plus, what’s behind dropping college enrollment for Latinos. A soaring mural in Pilsen. And advice for an upcoming celestial show.

Aug. 4, 2022 - Full Show

We’re live from Avalon Park. Monkeypox is now a national health emergency. Kids get hands-on environmental training in the Cook County Forest Preserve. And why certain communities get hit harder with viruses like COVID-19.

Aug. 3, 2022 - Full Show

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The alleged Highland Park shooter pleads not guilty. The president of the CTA is here to address issues of safety and service across the system. Why police are stopping more Black drivers during traffic stops, and more.

Aug. 2, 2022 - Full Show

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is facing a deluge of criticism. How some tenants are responding to rapidly rising rents. The governor declares monkeypox a state health emergency. And a local artist re-envisions famous disasters.

Aug. 1, 2022 - Full Show

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The future of Lollapalooza after the music festival rocked Grant Park this weekend. More controversy for a northwest suburban bakery that wanted to host a drag show. And Art on the Mart celebrates Bud Billiken.

Crain’s Headlines: State Farm Hits Illinois Drivers With Price Hike

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State Farm hits Illinois auto customers with yet another price hike. Suburban apartments are seeing some major investment gains. And a look at what’s on the road ahead for electric truck maker Rivian.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 30, 2022- Full Show

A grassroots movement fighting homelessness in Chicago. A public art initiative aims to inspire climate action. And kids exploring opportunities in the performing arts. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 30, 2022- Full Show

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How pharmacies can go beyond just prescriptions. Plus, Minnie Miñoso is now a Hall of Famer, hear from one of his kids about the ceremony. And meet a woman using her bike to claim space. 

The Week in Review: Pritzker-Backed Hernandez Ousts Kelly as State Party Chair

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Mayor Lightfoot lures the Bears with a Soldier Field dome proposal. Google to take over the Thompson Center. Illinois Democrats feud with one another. And Lollapalooza is here this weekend and beyond.

July 28, 2022 - Full Show

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The mayor says city won’t cooperate in out-of-state abortion probes. What’s causing the myriad of issues on the CTA? Inside the latest economic numbers. And we’re live at Lollapalooza and in Waukegan.

July 27, 2022 - Full Show

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The deal to make the Thompson Center Google’s new home. A rift in the Illinois Democratic party threatens the pitch to host the DNC. Will the Russians pull out of the International Space Station?  

July 26, 2022 - Full Show

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Why many alderpeople are calling it quits. Inside the proposal for a domed Soldier Field. Indiana lawmakers take up abortion. And previewing a big concert from the Soul Children of Chicago.

As Election Season Looms in Chicago, List of Alderpeople Not Running for Re-election Grows

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A growing list of alderpeople have announced they will not be running for re-election in 2023, or have already resigned from the City Council. We hear from four of them.