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May 1, 2023 - Full Show

The community is responding to more migrants arriving in Chicago from Texas. A crucial deadline for Medicaid recipients. The threat of a rising Mississippi River. And the challenges inside Pontiac Prison.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 29, 2023 - Full Show

The woman who accused Emmett Till dies at the age of 88. How Chicago’s guaranteed income pilot is working for families. Meet the city’s first poet laureate. And remembering Harry Belafonte.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 29, 2023 - Full Show

Eleven men wrongfully convicted of murder seek justice. Woodlawn residents step up to help their new neighbors. And celebrating Cinco de Mayo with two festivals.

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April 28, 2023 - Full Show

A humanitarian crisis in Chicago after a new surge of migrants. How the CTA is trying fill its ranks with bus and rail operators. And James “Big Cat” Williams gives his take on the Chicago Bears’ draft moves.

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April 27, 2023 - Full Show

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s transition team. A dangerous crossing for kids in Hammond to get to school. And we’re live in Woodlawn for our “In Your Neighborhood” series.

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April 26, 2023 - Full Show

Our Spotlight Politics team on jury deliberations in the ComEd bribery trial and the opening at the state’s attorney office. Former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke joins us. And a plover sighting!

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April 25, 2023 - Full Show

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she’s not running for reelection. The search for the next police chief. Some Medicaid patients could be losing their coverage. And bringing the formerly incarcerated home.

April 24, 2023 - Full Show

After weeks of testimony, the so-called ComEd Four trial is in its final stages. A donor to Mayor Lightfoot faces ethics issues. Changes to child labor laws. And getting new organs to those who need them. 

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 22, 2023 - Full Show

Higher education in crisis after four minority-serving Illinois universities face faculty strikes. The influence of the American Library Association. And housing residents returning from prison.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 22, 2023 - Full Show

What Latino leadership might look like under the next Chicago mayor. A new study on Latino youth and mental health. And the chef at the Purple Pig restaurant dishes on pork. 

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April 21, 2023 - Full Show

A new bill aims to push ahead the Bears’ future stadium plans. We meet the owners of a controversial grocery store. And the state’s child welfare agency faces a dwindling headcount.

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April 20, 2023 - Full Show

A lot of city personnel movement — we hear from alderpeople leaving City Council. Chicago’s interim top cop is stepping down. And innovations downtown for our “In Your Neighborhood” series.

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April 19, 2023 - Full Show

Mayor Lightfoot and indicted 50-year Ald. Ed Burke get standing ovations on their final City Council meetings. Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson visits Springfield. And community members weigh in on a new police superintendent.

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April 18, 2023 - Full Show

City leaders talk solutions to this weekend’s unrest in the Loop. A warehouse that houses Cook County criminal records dating back to the Chicago Fire. And where the “great resignation” has been felt the most in state government.

April 17, 2023 - Full Show

Officials search for answers after unruly teenage behavior downtown. Why several dozen county employees were busted for alleged fraud. And the former CEO of Com Ed testifies in the bribery case tied to Michael Madigan.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 15, 2023 - Full Show

The Black unemployment rate hits a new low. What the diversity of working journalists means for news coverage. And the Chicago Public Library partnering with a local barber.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 15, 2023 - Full Show

State lawmakers push for a permanent child tax credit — what it could mean for Illinois families. What you need to know about Parkinson’s disease. And finding a job in the hospitality industry.

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April 14, 2023 - Full Show

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson takes us around his neck of the woods — the Austin community. And we’re joined by the head of the Chicago’s police board.

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April 13, 2023 - Full Show

A Chicago fireman is laid to rest. A look at mental health care for first responders. The latest testimony in the “ComEd Four” bribery trial. And residents call out Walmart for closing its doors.

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April 12, 2023 - Full Show

Illinois Democrats do a victory lap on bringing the DNC to Chicago. Testimony from Madigan insiders in the “ComEd Four” trial. A change in course at the Chicago Police Board. And the Chicago Golden Gloves boxing tournament turns 100.

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April 11, 2023 - Full Show

More on what sealed the deal for Chicago to host the 2024 DNC. The appellate court abortion pill ruling’s impact on Illinois. And we’re live from EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier.

April 10, 2023 - Full Show

A look at law enforcement leaders: Chicago’s new FBI chief and the search for a new Chicago Police Department superintendent. How the NASCAR race will impact non-pro drivers’ daily routes.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 8, 2023 - Full Show

New alderpeople are ready to take their spot at City Hall. A local student is using art to redefine her self identity. And workers at a classic Chicago spot are looking to unionize. 

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 8, 2023 - Full Show

The city elects its third Black mayor in history. Double standards in women’s basketball. “A Soldier’s Play” takes the stage. And the last word from a woman who sleeps outside to prove her friendship.

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April 7, 2023 - Full Show

More young voters cast their ballots in the mayoral runoff election. The trial of the so-called “ComEd Four” wraps up another week. And the city’s crosswalks are violating some Chicagoans’ rights.

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April 6, 2023 - Full Show

Why a State Street building is set for demolition. The pros and cons of ranked choice voting. The impact of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. And we’re “in your neighborhood” as three religious holidays converge.