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March 19, 2024 - Full Show, 5:30 p.m.

It’s Election Day in Illinois. We break down what voter turnout looks like and its impact on races. Our Spotlight Politics team analyzes the day’s biggest contests.

2024 Primary Election Results

Live Illinois Primary Results: President, Congress and Cook County State’s Attorney

Live and updating results from the 2024 Illinois primary election. 

Paris Schutz (WTTW News)

March 18, 2024 - Full Show

What you should know about the “Bring Chicago Home” referendum ahead of tomorrow’s election. And a look at the major advancements in prosthetic technology.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 14, 2024 - Full Show

Migrants in limbo as a shelter stay limit approaches. A community business hub is coming to Little Village. And get your shades ready for the upcoming solar eclipse.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 13, 2024 - Full Show

The mayor’s new plans to address violence. What being named a cultural district could mean for two historic Black communities. And a new study shows Chicagoans are dying from cardiac arrests at a younger age.

March 12, 2024 - Full Show

Chicago’s whopping overtime bill. Are chronic pain sufferers the latest victims of the opioid crisis? And the race for Cook County state’s attorney heats up.

Brandis Friedman and Paris Schutz. (WTTW News)

March 11, 2024 - Full Show

A WTTW News Safer City special: Why Chicago sees more homicides than other major cities. And the local organizations working to prevent that crime in their communities. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 7, 2024 - Full Show

Should guns be allowed where you vote? A look at a potential new gun ban. And what a move to end the grocery tax could mean for you.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 6, 2024 - Full Show

The Bring Chicago Home referendum is back on the ballot. Pushback as plans for a hybrid elected school board move forward. And the difficulty of getting around town with a disability.

March 5, 2024 - Full Show

Advocates weigh in on the controversial IVF ruling in Alabama. And early voting is underway in Illinois as former president Donald Trump survives a ballot challenge — our Spotlight Politics team on that and more.

March 4, 2024 - Full Show

The Supreme Court restores Donald Trump to the ballot. A push to eliminate the road test for seniors in Illinois. And looking at Chicago’s lofty place in the history of the skyscraper.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 29, 2024 - Full Show

Do auto insurance rates discriminate? Advice for navigating the spread of misinformation. And a local author is taking her book to the big screen.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 28, 2024 - Full Show

A new documentary explores racial disparities in childbirth. How evictions disproportionately impact Black women. And fresh off his third Grammy win, we talk with Chicago poet J. Ivy.

Feb. 27, 2024 - Full Show

The embattled CTA president hits back at critics. Pritzker voices his reservations about state funding for new stadiums. And Chicago taxpayers spent at least $74 million on police misconduct last year.

Brandis Friedman (WTTW News)

Feb. 26, 2024 - Full Show

A ballot measure aimed at addressing homelessness is thrown into question. Possible budget cuts for a federal food assistance program. And debating school resource officers. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 22, 2024 - Full Show

Chicago officials are closing four migrant shelters. State lawmakers weigh in on Pritzker’s budget proposal. And a local group’s effort to diversify figure skating.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 21, 2024 - Full Show

Highlights of the governor’s new budget plan. A crackdown on new dollar stores in Chicago. And rapper Vic Mensa on his effort to help asylum seekers.

Feb. 20, 2024 - Full Show

Two alderpeople weigh in on canceling the ShotSpotter contract. A preview of Pritzker’s budget address and what it means for Chicago. And sitting down with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump.

Paris Schutz (WTTW News)

Feb. 19, 2024 - Full Show

FIRSTHAND: Homeless — a WTTW News special. Voters weigh a plan to hike taxes on sales of million-dollar homes to help fight homelessness. And efforts to help people who shelter on the CTA. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 15, 2024 - Full Show

City Council votes on a push to upend the police discipline system. Early voting locations open downtown. And we take you inside a lounge serving up Asian and Latino flavors.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 14, 2024 - Full Show

Concerns over the state’s care of kids awaiting placement with DCFS. How this 120-year-old silent film still says so much. And a sneak peek inside a newly renovated Ramova Theatre.

Feb. 13, 2024 - Full Show

As questions about age resurface in the presidential race, what you should know about brain health. Johnson moves to end the city’s controversial ShotSpotter contract. And a Chicago-area baker shows us how she makes hundreds of paczki at home.

Paris Schutz (WTTW News)

Feb. 12, 2024 - Full Show

A WTTW News analysis finds the city has spent just 29% of the COVID-19 relief money meant to transform Chicago. The push to eliminate subminimum wage expands to Illinois. And why you can’t buy cars on Sundays. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 8, 2024 - Full Show

The White Sox are out with dazzling plans for a new stadium. Pushback to a mining proposal on the Southeast Side. And what warm February temperatures could mean for Chicago.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 7, 2024 - Full Show

Will Chicago stick with the controversial ShotSpotter gunshot detection system? Exploring the roots of gospel. And a rundown of art and culture activities in the city this Black History Month.

Feb. 6, 2024 - Full Show

A looming decision on the controversial ShotSpotter system. New federal rules lead museums to change their Native American exhibits. And a cybersecurity pro on the Lurie Children’s Hospital hack.