A special crossover with Chicago Tonight: Black Voices. A group of journalists breaks down the mayor’s budget proposal. Plus, working in the extreme heat. And the Puerto Rican Festival returns.
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A Black Voices/Latino Voices crossover with Chicago journalists on the mayor’s budget proposal. How the state’s new energy bill strives for racial equity. And remembering Melvin Van Peebles.
The mayor introduces a big spending plan and voices her frustration with CPS COVID-19 protocols. A rift between the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Park District emerges as a potential deal for Arlington Park looms. And the Sox clinch the division.
We dig into the city budget with analysts. Our Spotlight Politics team on that and redrawing the city ward maps. Why pediatric hospital visits are up. And the Chicago Sky are headed to the playoffs.
Geico customers in Illinois will be paying more for car insurance. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on that story and more.
Solving what may be dozens of cases of missing or killed Black women in Chicago. The epic life of Muhammad Ali with two men who knew him well — in different ways. And helping young people bloom.
The new abortion law in Mexico. Is Illinois’ child welfare agency serving Spanish-speaking children? And celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, starting with Mexican Independence Day.
One-on-one with Illinois’ House Speaker. Live from Little Village for Mexican Independence Day. Filmmaker Ken Burns on Muhammad Ali. The Bears’ home opener. And a first-of-its-kind Mexican music fest.
A new contract for Chicago police officers, plus more from City Council. Arguments over mask mandates and remote learning options for public schools. Meet the new leader of the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Chicago’s second-largest bank by deposits is closing multiple branches by the end of the year. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.
More on the mayor’s proposal to sue gangs. City Council members on pot shops, police contracts and more. The business vaccine mandate debate. Racial equity week for Cook County. And monarch butterflies fly through town.
Maternal health outcomes for Black women as a Texas law bans nearly all abortions in that state. Plus, a deeply personal book about three girls growing up in Bronzeville. And microgrants for students.
Federal pandemic unemployment benefits end, what it means for Chicago’s labor force. Plus, a new law aimed at helping local immigrants. And La Villita’s iconic arch is up for landmark status.
What’s next for energy legislation in Springfield. A long-awaited police contract on the horizon — our Spotlight Politics team has more. Mental health days for students. And remembering Adlai Stevenson.
New research on COVID-19 antibodies. The city’s new leader on food equity. A behind-the-scenes look at the Pullman National Monument. And we get immersed in the paintings of Van Gogh.
The debate over police in schools as students return to the classroom. The remake of the ‘90s horror classic, “Candyman.” And a Bronzeville incubator helping young businesses think inside the box.
Some pandemic unemployment benefits are ending. State lawmakers on the latest round of map drawing. Des Plaines is this week’s In Your Neighborhood stop. Escaping conversion therapy. And more.
Redistributing political power through the state’s remapping process. More cases of COVID-19 in children. Making Gage Park youth into oral historians. And the scoop on new rules for new restaurants.
It’s the last summer weekend to squeeze in a family vacation, but the delta variant of COVID-19 is discouraging Labor Day weekend travel. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headline of that story and more.