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Crain’s Headlines: Walgreens-Backed Business Involved in Major Merger

A major health care merger involving Deerfield-based Walgreens. Two Illinois nuclear plants that were once at risk of closing will now run for decades to come. And a new report finds that Illinois is among the top states where life sciences companies attract investment.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 29, 2022 - Full Show

HIV rates in Chicago reach historic lows — but disparities persist. What do Rihanna, Jesse Jackson and RuPaul have in common? They’re all in the next season of the Making podcast. Plus, a new park in Roseland.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 29, 2022 - Full Show

An outbreak of violence in Brighton Park. Calls for shelter locations to house migrants from Texas. And learn about the flower that adorns ofrendas for Dia de Muertos.

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Oct. 27, 2022 - Full Show

In a special hour-long forum in partnership with WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times, candidates for U.S. senator Tammy Duckworth and Kathy Salvi on gun violence, abortion, the economy and more.

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Oct. 26, 2022 - Full Show

The candidates for Illinois secretary of state square off. The fate of a private towing ordinance. The controversy over transgender athletes in school sports. And a photography club that has their lens way in the past.

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Oct. 25, 2022 - Full Show

Meet the candidates running for Illinois attorney general in the first of our candidate forums. Plus, a rise in Jewish hate crimes. And the impact of the pandemic on students with disabilities.

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Oct. 24, 2022 - Full Show

Crunching the numbers in the CTA’s latest budget proposal. The impact of a major grocery store merger. A hiccup in plans for student loan debt relief. And WTTW News Explains where your ballot goes after it’s cast. 

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Crain’s Headlines: Chicago Biotech Company Raises Major Funding

Chicago biotech company Tempus raises hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from some big-name players. And another apartment building is proposed for what has become Chicago’s hottest neighborhood for multi-family units.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 22, 2022 - Full Show

Health professionals push flu and COVID vaccines — what you need to know. Calls for more Latino political representation. And exploring mental health through dance.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 22, 2022 - Full Show

The impact of the federal student loan debt relief program on Black borrowers. Support for families impacted by the building explosion in Austin. And how you can catch the film “Punch 9 for Harold Washington.”

Oct. 20, 2022 - Full Show

Proposed changes to the SAFE-T Act gather momentum. The future of the financial district. New guidance for detecting anxiety in kids. With winter comes road salt — and some ecological problems.

Oct. 19, 2022 - Full Show

Federal student loan forgiveness applications are open. Our Spotlight politics team breaks down last night’s gubernatorial debate. Comedian and actor Jeff Garlin joins us. And the author of the book “Black Skinhead.”

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Oct. 18, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago’s top doc on upping the vaccine booster rate. Why Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sitting on federal COVID relief money. A look at why Cook County Forest Preserves is asking voters for a small tax hike. And Hedy Weiss reviews new productions.

Dr. Allison Arwady appears on "Chicago Tonight" on Oct. 18, 2022. (WTTW News)

COVID Booster Rates Remain Low in Chicago, Says Chicago's Top Doc

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said COVID hospitalizations remain a point of some concern in the city.

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Oct. 17, 2022 - Full Show

One-on-one with Sen. Dick Durbin ahead of crucial midterms. Where to vote early in Chicago. Could gig workers become full-time employees? Two downtown high rises hit the market. And a new local art exhibit.

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Crain’s Headlines: 2 Chicago High-Rises Hit the Market

Two Chicago high-rises hit the market, leaving more than 700 downtown apartments up for sale. And a loan tied to a distressed hotel in River North sells at a steep discount.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 15, 2022 - Full Show

How to apply for Cook County’s guaranteed income pilot. Disparities in breast cancer outcomes. And “The Last Word” on elevating community voices to address social inequities.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 15, 2022 - Full Show

Challenges facing women post-incarceration. Talking with kids about sexual abuse. Highlighting Latino art. And a sweet treat as Hispanic Heritage month comes to a close.

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Oct. 13, 2022 - Full Show

The latest hearing from the January 6 Committee. Starbucks shuts down one of its unionized locations. We’re live in Austin for our In Your Neighborhood series. And meet a newly-minted genius. 

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Oct. 12, 2022 - Full Show

An investigation into deaths and mismanagement at a South Side hospital. Plus, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Chicago’s burgeoning tech scene and Día de los Muertos returns to a prominent Pilsen museum.

Oct. 11, 2022 - Full Show

A look at the candidates for Illinois Supreme Court. A national housing museum finally breaks ground in Chicago. Plus, the latest in Ukraine, federal spending on children and the Chicago Lowrider Festival.

Oct. 10, 2022 - Full Show

The high stakes races for Illinois Supreme Court seats. An interview with the mayor of Highland Park three months after the Fourth of July shooting. One-on-one with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. And private booting companies push to expand.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 8, 2022 - Full Show

Following up on our series, Permanent Punishment, a look at the legal routes to clearing a criminal record. Young Steppenwolf artists remember the tragedy that touched off the Chicago race riots of 1919. And nailing art.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 8, 2022 - Full Show

Applications are now open for a guaranteed income program in Cook County. The Low-rider Festival drives back to town. And trying on quinceañera dresses.

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Oct. 6, 2022 - Full Show

Live from Hyde Park. Plus, gubernatorial candidates go head-to-head. The final part of our Permanent Punishment series exploring how criminal records are expunged. And a new report finds HIV/AIDS plummeting in Chicago during the pandemic.

Oct. 5, 2022 - Full Show

How the city budget proposal affects your wallet. Part three of our Permanent Punishment series looking at formerly incarcerated people finding employment. And how the federal electoral count act could protect future elections.