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December 24, 2020 - Full Show

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December 22, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Capital One Looks to Leave Suburban Office Space

(WTTW News)

Credit card company Capital One plans to have local employees work in its downtown office or remotely. Crain’s Chicago Business editor Ann Dwyer has details.

December 21, 2020 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 20, 2020 - Full Show

Planning for college during a pandemic. A victory for opponents of the planned closure of Mercy Hospital. Remembering victims of gun violence during the holidays. Plus, a Kwanzaa throwback.

Illinois Surpasses 900,000 COVID-19 Cases

(WTTW News)

As Illinois reaches another grim milestone in the number of COVID-19 cases, December is on pace to become the state’s deadliest month, an analysis of public health data shows. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 19, 2020 - Full Show

What happens when you and your doctor don’t speak the same language. Immigrant teens working illegally in suburban factories. A holiday window display helps artists and businesses during the pandemic.

December 17, 2020 - Full Show

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December 15, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Mag Mile Tax Proposal Fails

Protests on Saturday, May 30, 2020 turned violent as some looters smashed store windows and stole merchandise. (Hugo Balta / WTTW News)

Mag Mile landlords dodge a new tax aimed at revitalizing the shopping strip following this summer’s unrest. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on this story and more.

December 14, 2020 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 13, 2020 - Full Show

Our conversation on unity between Black and Latino communities continues. We check in with the new president of Governors State University. Meet an extraordinary athlete who just wouldn’t give up.

COVID-19 in Illinois: 7,216 New Cases, 115 Additional Deaths

Public health officials are again urging Americans to reconsider their travel plans as winter holidays near. (WTTW News via CNN)

A vaccine is on the way, but it will likely be months before it is widely available. That means masks and social distancing protocols will need to remain in place, the governor said this week.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 12, 2020 - Full Show

The uneasy history between Chicago’s Black and Brown communities. Fighting the stigma of food insecurity. The origins of La Guadalupana. And the Latino takeover at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

December 10, 2020 - Full Show

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December 9, 2020 - Full Show

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December 8, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Chicago Auto Show Put On Hold

(Courtesy of Chicago Auto Show)

The 2021 Chicago Auto Show will not take place in February due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter editor Ann Dwyer has details.

December 7, 2020 - Full Show

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COVID-19 in Illinois: 7,598 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths

(WTTW News)

Sunday marked the first day this month in which Illinois’ daily death toll dipped below 125. There were only 10 days in November when triple-digit numbers were recorded in the number of virus-related deaths.

December 3, 2020 - Full Show

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December 1, 2020 - Full Show

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Orion Samuelson on ‘The Friday Night Show’ (2003)

Orion Samuelson appears on WTTW’s “The Friday Night Show” in 2003. (WTTW News)

Chicago radio legend and National Radio Hall of Fame member Orion Samuelson is retiring at the end of 2020. In this 2003 interview with Bob Sirott, Samuelson talks about his career.

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