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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.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 18, 2023 - Full Show

The state’s littlest learners might be getting more funding. Helping charitable donations reach overlooked organizations. And arts reporter Angel Idowu is getting inked!

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 18, 2023 - Full Show

More paid leave is coming to Illinois workers. Why the state leads the country in student debt relief applications. And a hot take on the seriousness of Latin cuisine.

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March 17, 2023 - Full Show

If you’re commuting from the North Side, a new round of construction might have you changing lanes. Community development plans along the CTA. And Patty Wetli has this week in nature.

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March 16, 2023 - Full Show

A mother’s fight for answers in the unsolved killing of her son. How a four-day workweek might, well, work. And we add some color to your winter with a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s orchid show.

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March 15, 2023 - Full Show

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first City Council meeting since losing her reelection bid. How the next mayor of Chicago should think about public safety. A train merger approved despite opposition. And the art of tattooing.

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March 14, 2023 - Full Show

The ComEd bribery trial gets underway. The state’s high court hears challenges to the no-cash-bail bill that’s been put on hold. And debating NASCAR and other events closing Grant Park for most of the summer.

March 13, 2023 - Full Show

An update to a proposed plan to house migrants at an abandoned Chicago Kmart. What to know about the “ComEd four” federal trial beginning this week. And the fallout from the SVP Bank collapse.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 11, 2023 - Full Show

Questions about representation at this weekend’s Oscars. Meet the priest who could become the first Black saint in the U.S. And making art out of unexpected items.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 11, 2023 - Full Show

Find out why Cook County is named the worst neighbor in the country. What you need to know about an asthma medication shortage. And a Pilsen food pantry finds a new home. 

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March 10, 2023 - Full Show

Racial inequities in police traffic stops. A new all-affordable residence near Goose Island. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. And fossils millions of years old are rediscovered.

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March 9, 2023 - Full Show

Remembering fallen officer Andrés Vásquez Lasso. Dissecting the COVID-19 lab leak theory now seen as possible by some federal agencies. And Englewood residents fight for a CTA Green Line stop on Racine.

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March 8, 2023 - Full Show

A police officer with Proud Boy ties returns to the job. The likelihood of a deadly train derailment in Illinois. Highlights from tonight’s mayoral debate. And making art from unexpected items.

March 7, 2023 - Full Show

State lawmakers weigh new rideshare restrictions. Local doctors on their mission to Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquakes. And the latest on the battle between a Rockford airport and natural area.

March 6, 2023 - Full Show

A labor dispute at the United Center. The top environmental issues for the next Chicago mayor. A Waukegan airport’s push to expand gets pushback. And finding the most beautiful places in Chicago with Geoffrey Baer.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 4, 2023 - Full Show

New research shows that childbirth is still much deadlier for Black women — even those with the highest incomes. A new podcast retells a Bridgeport hate crime. And the Green Book for Black motorists during the Jim Crow era.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 4, 2023 - Full Show

Meet the 14th Ward’s new alderperson elect. An update on the Little Village Discount Mall. The end of emergency food stamp allotments. And a tasty taco tradition. 

March 3, 2023 - Full Show

The big changes coming to city bike lanes. What’s causing the spike in expressway shootings? On the eve of Chicago’s birthday, we explore how the city got its shape. And finding artistic inspiration on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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March 2, 2023 - Full Show

The latest on the Chicago police officer shot and killed in the line of duty. Three of the city’s newest elected officials: police district council members. And Will County residents fighting a major distribution hub.

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March 1, 2023 - Full Show

The day after election night: We’re one-on-one with Brandon Johnson and meeting four of the freshman City Council winners. David Brown resigns as police superintendent. And where the race between Johnson and Paul Vallas goes from here.

Feb. 28, 2023 - Full Show

Election Day is here. We break down the key races as results flow in. And we’re live with reaction to the results from candidates for mayor. 

An array of Chicago mayoral and City Council signs are posted outside of Broadway Armory Park, a 48th Ward polling location on Feb. 28, 2023. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Control of Chicago City Council Up for Grabs as Aldermanic Runoffs Loom

Twelve members of the Chicago City Council are not seeking reelection, which will mean nearly a quarter of the city will get new local political leadership in 2023.