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Dec. 8, 2022 - Full Show

Christmas in North Lawndale for our In Your Neighborhood series. A sit-down with U.S. Attorney John Lausch. Calls to remove the “Trump” from Trump Tower. And a longtime Chicago journalist turns the page.

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Dec. 7, 2022 - Full Show

The governor quietly signs the new SAFE-T Act. Where things stand on new pot licenses. The brave new world of AI art. And a South Side comedian readies for his headlining debut at the Chicago Theatre.

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Dec. 6, 2022 - Full Show

CTA says it’s trying to close the huge staffing shortfall that’s been causing ghost trains and buses. Examining a legislature theory once called fringe that is now before the Supreme Court. And the possibilities of percussion.

Dec. 5, 2022 - Full Show

A WTTW investigation finds dozens of CTA operators working 80-hour weeks. A new push to ban assault weapons. The University of Chicago wins an NCAA championship. And the local creator of the comedy series “South Side.”

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Supporting small businesses this holiday season. What to expect at the Lady of Guadalupe celebration in Des Plaines. A spotlight on jingle jams and a centuries-old tradition.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago Police are working on their next gang database — how the community is reacting. South Side commuters left without a place to park. And water woes in south suburban Robbins.

Dec. 1, 2022 - Full Show

Changes underway for the state’s new criminal justice bill. Water woes in Robbins, we have a live report. Cook County homeowners paying more in property taxes. And why a pair of twin babies are big little miracles.

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Nov. 30, 2022 - Full Show

Congress takes action to avert a rail strike. Landmark same-sex marriage bill passes. State lawmakers tweak the SAFE-T Act. Jesús “Chuy” García secures a big endorsement. And why young people might face an epidemic of hearing loss.

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Nov. 29, 2022 - Full Show

Sen. Tammy Duckworth joins us to talk about the lame-duck session. The agenda for Springfield’s veto session. Are we on track for a rail worker strike? And Sandra Cisneros on her new collection of poems.

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Nov. 28, 2022 - Full Show

The last day for those running for mayor to make it official. Chicago police launch a new gang member tracking system. How many shopping days are left? And two architecture critics ask: who is this city for?

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Crain’s Headlines: Fast-Growing Company Looks to Shed Some Loop Real Estate

One of Chicago’s fastest-growing companies looks to shed half of its headquarter space in the Loop. A glimmer of hope for suburban renters as rent prices rise. And the Wirtz family takes on a project off the ice.

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Nov. 23, 2022 - Full Show

Why the majority of Chicago polling places are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Rising rates of RSV, COVID and flu are straining pediatric hospitals. And how local Native Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Nov. 22, 2022 - Full Show

What a rail strike on the horizon could mean for you. The latest candidate in the race for mayor tells us why he’s running. And Congress members weigh in on the changes in leadership and much more.

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Nov. 21, 2022 - Full Show

Day one for mayoral candidates to turn in their paperwork — who’s in and who’s out? The Thanksgiving travel forecast. Major problems in big tech. And two massive productions on stage simultaneously at Lyric Opera.

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Crain’s Headlines: Private Equity Firm Buys Chicago Casino Site

A local private equity firm buys the site where Bally’s plans a big Chicago casino complex. A national strike looms as one of the country’s largest railroad unions votes down a tentative contract. And expect a surge in airline travel this Thanksgiving week.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 19, 2022 - Full Show

The future of America’s immigration policy. The power of Latinos in Chicago politics. And Cook County’s guaranteed income pilot enters its next phase.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 19, 2022 - Full Show

Black Twitter isn’t going down without a fight — what that space has meant to the Black community. A look at who profits off the Cook County tax sale. And Woodlawn neighbors caught in traffic as the Obama Center goes up.

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Nov. 17, 2022 - Full Show

Concerns from neighbors in Woodlawn as Obama Center construction resumes. Pat Quinn on whether he’ll run for mayor. A local couple races to stop ALS. And more with punk poet laureate Patti Smith.

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Nov. 16, 2022 - Full Show

Why delinquent Cook County property taxpayers face spiraling debt. Meeting Springfield’s new leaders. Who’s in and who’s out in the mayor’s race. And NASA heads back to the moon 50 years after Apollo 11.

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Nov. 15, 2022 - Full Show

Property taxes are due next month — what exactly goes into your bill? Donald Trump is expected to announce his re-election bid. What’s behind a turkey shortage. And a tree that’s seen it all is coming down.

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Nov. 14, 2022 - Full Show

A federal court ruling puts student loans on hold. Why Chicago homeowners might face a higher property tax burden. The future of the Illinois GOP after a poor showing last week. And a concert pianist on her time in Chicago.

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Crain’s Headlines: McDonald’s Plots World Cup Campaign

Property owners will receive their tax bills soon — and homeowners might be a bit let down. Zoro, an e-commerce platform for business supplies, is joining the list of companies moving from the suburbs to the city. And McDonald's is rolling out what they say is their largest global campaign to date for the World Cup.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 12, 2022 - Full Show

A new study and a new lawsuit on the link between hair straighteners and uterine cancer. Inside a call center helping to transform Chatham. And meet artist, architect and now-genius Amanda Williams.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 12, 2022 - Full Show

Environmental concerns on the South and West sides. Illinois elects its first Latina to Congress. Meet the Chicago Reader’s new editor-in-chief. And the Irish soldiers of Mexico.

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Nov. 10, 2022 - Full Show

Another entrant in the crowded race for mayor. We’re live in McKinley Park as activists fight the sale of the Damen Silos. More money for the forest preserves. And Park & Ride disparities on the South Side.

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Nov. 9, 2022 - Full Show

Illinois Democrats score a clean sweep in the big statewide races — we talk with some of the winners. Control of the U.S. House and Senate still is uncertain. And what’s next for state Republicans after a disappointing night?