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December 2, 2021 - Full Show

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The latest on the city council’s ward remap process and what it means for voters. One-on-one with Chicago’s top doc as COVID cases increase. And live in Andersonville for In Your Neighborhood.

December 1, 2021 - Full Show

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City remap deadline comes and goes. Plus, the Supreme Court hears a major abortion case, how Chicagoans are marking World AIDS day, and Geoffrey Baer’s new special goes above and beyond Chicago.

November 30, 2021 - Full Show

City Council members sound off one day ahead of the ward remap deadline and still no agreement. One-on-one with retiring lawmaker Greg Harris. The life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim.

November 29, 2021 - Full Show

What we know so far about the newest COVID-19 variant: omicron. The economy as the holiday shopping season arrives. The city preps for winter. And more attention for cases of missing Black women.

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

Angel Idowu hosts the 57th episode of "Black Voices" (WTTW News)

Author Dawn Turner on growing up in Chicago. Discussion and debate over Black hairstyles. Plus, an artist captures the beauty and the stories of the South Side.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 27, 2021 - Full Show

Joanna Hernandez hosts the 57th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

Helping households afford internet access. Meet a woman fighting fire with fire. And conserving monarch butterflies. 

November 25 2021 - Full Show

Phil Ponce hosts a holiday edition of “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

Calls for land-based reparations to Indigenous Americans. The impact of rising costs on food insecurity. The art of birchbark canoe building. A local cartoonist keeps alive a “Mad” magazine tradition.

November 24, 2021 - Full Show

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Local reaction to the verdict in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. COVID cases surge ahead of Thanksgiving. A tuition-free art school. And the Bears prepare for the Lions amid turmoil in the organization.

November 23, 2021 - Full Show

One-on-one with Cook County’s assessor as Chicago commercial properties face potentially higher taxes. The fate of Build Back Better. Naperville’s mayor calls for an end to mask mandates. A local pizza chain under fire. 

November 22, 2021 - Full Show

The latest on the holiday parade tragedy in Waukesha. Analysis of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. A substitute teacher shortage causes canceled classes. And book censorship controversy at a suburban school.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 20, 2021 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts the 56th episode of “Latino Voices” (WTTW News)

Are engineering companies ready for a business boom following the new infrastructure law? Plus, resources for managing epilepsy. And a Hall of Fame push for Minnie Miñoso.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, November 20, 2021 - Full Show

Angel Idowu hosts the 56th episode of "Black Voices" (WTTW News)

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts — a look at the role of race in that case. How food banks are holding up amid supply chain issues. And diverse voices in environmental efforts. 

November 18, 2021 - Full Show

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Live from Kenosha with the latest on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Police officers on the roster of a far-right paramilitary organization. Navigating the pandemic in Washington Park. And a lunar eclipse. 

November 17, 2021 - Full Show

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A live report from Kenosha as a jury deliberates the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse. Changes for the city’s gang database. Potential relief for some student loan borrowers. And Spotlight Politics.

November 16, 2021 - Full Show

City Council remap fight down to the wire. Jurors deliberate in the Kyle Rittenhouse case. Recapping COP26. Chicago climate change promises kept and broken. Exploring an NFT digital art gallery, and more.

Crain’s Headlines: Tractor Business Booms As John Deere Union Contract Negations Near End

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As union contract negotiations wrap at John Deere, the used tractor business sees a boom. Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more.

November 15, 2021 - Full Show

President Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. Mayor Lightfoot talks about its impact on Chicago. What’s behind “The Great Resignation”? Gun violence as a mental health crisis, and more.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, November 13, 2021 - Full Show

Angel Idowu hosts the 55th episode of “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” (WTTW News)

An effort to plant more trees in underserved areas. A new movie shines light on the history of “racial passing.” Two local social media stars tour a South Side neighborhood. And meet Poppin’ Chuck.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 13, 2021 - Full Show

Univision’s Alex Hernández guest hosts the 55th episode of “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” (WTTW News)

The latest in the fight against COVID-19. Help for those who can't afford broadband internet. Exploring immigrant identity in a new show. And La Ultima Palabra on standing up for your community.

November 11, 2021 - Full Show

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We’re at Naval Station Great Lakes for our “In Your Neighborhood” series. Women in radio speak out about its toxic culture. Nurses say they’re feeling forgotten. And a family-friendly “Squid Game.”

November 10, 2021 - Full Show

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Plans to renovate the Eisenhower expressway. The fight for a majority Asian American ward. Chicago homeowners drowning in water debt. And “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Jeff Garlin on his new photo exhibit.

November 9, 2021 - Full Show

Illinois’ congressional delegation on the latest from D.C. Gaps in medical care for Illinois veterans. A national emergency in children’s mental health. A slice of pizza pie with one of the city’s best-known foodies.

Crain’s Headlines: New Ad Campaign Asks McDonald’s To Do More Than Apologize for CEO’s Comments

A McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Following controversial remarks by McDonald’s CEO, a new campaign asks the company to do more than apologize. That story and more with Crain’s Chicago Business reporter A.D. Quig.

November 8, 2021 - Full Show

A look at the disaster that killed eight people at a concert in Texas. Younger kids are vaccine eligible as a COVID-19 pill becomes available in the U.K. What the federal infrastructure bill could mean for Illinois.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, November 6, 2021 - Full Show

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The state invests $250 million in its latest public health crisis: gun violence. James “Big Cat” Williams on the latest in football and what’s next for the Bears. And the Black Harvest Film Festival opens.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 6, 2021 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Michael Puente guest hosts the 54th episode of “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” (WTTW News)

The battle over redrawing ward boundaries. Disruptions in global supply chains. Knowing your health care rights. And cutting out the middleman when getting your morning cup of Joe.