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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 24, 2021 - Full Show

Univisión’s Alex Hernández guest hosts the 39th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

The state’s ban on evictions is set to end — what renters need to know. A rundown of safety protocols for Chicago Public Schools. A local musician infuses modern jazz with South American rhythms.

July 22, 2021 - Full Show

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The country’s top law enforcement officer visits Chicago. A live report from Bronzeville. How a program to keep drug users out of jail is expanding. And translating brainwaves into text.

July 21, 2021 - Full Show

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A historic agreement on civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department — our Spotlight Politics team weighs in. The new chief who investigates police misconduct. Colleges prepare to reopen.

July 20, 2021 - Full Show

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One-on-one with Gov. Pritzker as he plans his reelection bid. Congress members on whether an infrastructure deal is near. New research on the impact of COVID-19. And Chicago art in unlikely places.

Crain’s Headlines: Portillo’s Plans to Go Public

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The famed Chicago hot dog chain is adding an IPO to the menu. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter A.D. Quig has details on that story and more.

July 19, 2021 - Full Show

The mayor announces a deal to create a civilian police oversight board. Gov. Pritzker makes his reelection bid official. Portillo’s plans to go public. The environmental impact of electric vehicles. 

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 18, 2021 - Full Show

Keeping teens engaged during the summer. Remembering the life of civil rights icon John Lewis. Helping former drug abusers find a new lease on life. And the end of the state’s eviction ban.

July 15, 2021 - Full Show

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The state’s efforts to expand the marijuana industry. Child tax credit payments arriving. A little-known Frank Lloyd Wright apartment building. And Ravenswood is tonight’s In Your Neighborhood stop.

July 14, 2021 - Full Show

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker heads to D.C. to talk infrastructure at the White House. The nationwide battle over voting rights. The debate over police in schools. And the return of theater critic Hedy Weiss.

July 13, 2021 - Full Show

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks voting rights, gun violence and more. How Chicago Public Schools is spending its money next year. Are taxis making a return? And redrawing Chicago’s ward map.

Crain’s Headlines: City Shuts Down Condo Parking Garage

Long in need of repairs, the eight-story garage on Chestnut Street is being shut down for repairs. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on that story and more.

July 12, 2021 - Full Show

Chicago’s top cop meets with Biden on violence. How climate change could present problems for Chicago’s water infrastructure. Teaching Asian American history in Illinois. And billionaires in space.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 11, 2021 - Full Show

The challenges Black women face in academia. The striking life expectancy gap between Black and white Chicagoans. The new Ida B. Wells Monument. Leveling the playing field for Black-owned businesses.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 10, 2021 - Full Show

Concerns over a homeless encampment clean out in Avondale. Why Latinos are 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. And jiggly gelatin art you have to see to believe. 

July 8, 2021 - Full Show

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Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans talks courts and crime. Local reaction to the unrest in Haiti. How a local woodworker brings his custom pieces to life. And we’re live from the South Loop. 

July 7, 2021 - Full Show

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President Biden touts his American Families Plan in McHenry County. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on the crime surge. Should the Tokyo Olympics go forward? And fairy houses in Chicago parks.

July 6, 2021 - Full Show

The latest on a violent 4th of July Weekend in Chicago. The Florida condo collapse: could it happen here? Inside the Bears possible move to Arlington Heights. Meet the new president of Illinois Tech.

July 5, 2021 - Full Show

A look at how Americans differ in defining their national identity. A distinctly Latino post of the American Legion. And the pandemic’s impact on plastic pollution and efforts to reduce consumption.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 4, 2021 - Full Show

On this Fourth of July, what Independence Day means in the Black community. The city’s new monument to activist Ida B. Wells. Meet the new head of the Lincoln Museum. And ladies who sing the blues.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 3, 2021 - Full Show

Univisión's Alex Hernández guest hosts the 36th episode of "Latino Voices." (WTTW News)

How some Latino Chicagoans view their own patriotism. Chicago’s vaccine disparity and the delta variant. And “¡Viva la Libertad!” at the Newberry Library.

July 1, 2021 - Full Show

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The CPD strategy for a safe holiday weekend. The Trump Organization faces criminal charges. A new effort to make D.C. the 51st state. And we’re live “In Your Neighborhood” North Lawndale.

June 30, 2021 - Full Show

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The process to draw a new ward map begins. What’s in store for post-pandemic theater? The new editorial page editor for the Tribune. A new law allows college athletes to be paid for endorsements.

June 29, 2021 - Full Show

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Mayor Lightfoot talks crime, City Council and more. Local Congress members on infrastructure and a Jan. 6 commission. And a look at the life and career of Phil Ponce as he retires from regular duty.

Crain’s Headlines: Ventas Reaches $2.3B Deal for Additional Senior Housing

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Investment groups wager on future demand for senior housing. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on that story and more.

June 28, 2021 - Full Show

Details about Illinois’ new criminal justice law. Catching up with alderpeople after two City Council meetings. What you need to know about the delta variant. How poverty affects women differently.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 27, 2021 - Full Show

Helping people who’ve been involved with the criminal legal system get a fresh start. A new book from the late novelist Richard Wright. And The Last Word on mental health in the Black community.