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May 31, 2022 - Full Show

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A violent Memorial Day weekend and how police are responding. What the high COVID-19 threat level means, and how scientists are tracking the virus. And a high honor for a local theater company.

May 30, 2022 - Full Show

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Supporting veterans and their mental health. Plus, tremendous losses for a South Side parish. Efforts to keep Chicago young people safe this summer. And ancient artwork in a new setting.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 28, 2022 - Full Show

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On the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, calls for police reform. The story of a Chicago teacher’s push for black history in classrooms. And jumping double Dutch.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 28, 2022 - Full Show

Univisión’s Alex Hernández guest hosts the May 28 episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

How to talk to kids in the wake of violent events. Turning Pain into Purpose. The Park District’s new CEO. And public art for a public ­library in Little Village.

May 26, 2022 - Full Show

Talking to mothers of kids killed by gun violence.  Addressing children’s mental health after the shooting in Texas. Live from Lincoln Park. A funeral for Monty. And what’s on stage with Hedy Weiss.

May 25, 2022 - Full Show

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A look at Illinois gun laws in the wake of the tragic mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. Plus, City Hall bets big on a Bally’s casino.  And new research into long-haul COVID-19. 

May 24, 2022 - Full Show

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Congress members react to a shooting at a Texas elementary school. The Chicago Teachers Union’s new president. Traffic deaths reach record levels. And part two of our series: Turning Pain Into Purpose.

May 23, 2022 - Full Show

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The mayor’s curfew ordinance put off for now, but a big step forward in the casino bid from Bally’s. Plus, retail sales bounce back, what to know about monkeypox, and mothers of kids lost to gun violence turn pain into purpose.

Crain’s Headlines: Chicago Retail Sales Boom Back

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Chicago-area retail stores hit record-high sales, but that's not without impacting online buying as Amazon looks to sublet warehouse space. Meanwhile, legal limbo over nearly 200 pot shop licenses could soon come to an end.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 21, 2022 - Full Show

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A Black Voices, Latino Voices crossover conversation on Chicago’s new controversial ward map and the teen curfew debate. Plus, a local artist turning discarded materials into art.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 21, 2022 - Full Show

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A Latino Voices, Black Voices crossover conversation on Chicago’s new ward map. A pilot program aimed at defending undocumented immigrants facing deportation. And a local rugby program back in action.

May 19, 2022 - Full Show

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We’re live from Humboldt Park. Plus, the Chicago Park District’s new CEO on cleaning up a culture of sexual abuse; behind a new push to protect 30% of Illinois land for preservation and a library gets an artist-in-residence.

May 18, 2022 - Full Show

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The mayor’s new curfew proposal for teens. A fight for power in the Chicago Teachers Union. A new study on the unaffordability of child care. And how a name change could affect your vaccine card.

May 17, 2022 - Full Show

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Illinois lawmakers on abortion, crime and more. Three deaths at a Rogers Park assisted living facility. Congress hears testimony about UFOs. And putting the brakes on the Carvana tower in Skokie.

May 16, 2022 - Full Show

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The city’s response to violence at Millennium Park and alderpeople discuss Chicago’s newly-approved ward map. Plus, the rise in racist hate crimes and white supremacy, and business headlines from Crain’s.

Crain’s Headlines: McDonald’s ‘De-Arching’ in Russia

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McDonald’s is “de-arching” in Russia and leaving the country after more than 30 years; as the baby formula crisis deepens, a local congressman is putting pressure on Abbott Labs; and Boeing leadership faces criticism from an Ireland-based airline.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 14, 2022 - Full Show

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Connecting more people to quality internet, the latest push in bridging the digital divide. Plus, the first Black woman named to the state’s Supreme Court. And the Last Word from Chicago French Press.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 14, 2022 - Full Show

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Efforts to keep kids safe as the school season wraps up. Plus, getting more Latinos in the nursing industry. And what you need to know about Chicago Park District activities this summer.

May 12, 2022 - Full Show

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A new candidate joins the mayoral race. Families hope an Abbott production plant can help end the baby formula shortage. The latest on a temporary casino in River North. And early affordable housing.

May 11, 2022 - Full Show

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President Biden hits town. Plus, an exclusive report on House Speaker Chris Welch’s influence on his wife’s judicial campaign. And Northwestern launches a first-of-its-kind study on lung disease.

May 10, 2022 - Full Show

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Council members sound off on the ward remap and casino deals. Former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Russia-Ukraine. The Greater Chicago food depository ramps up calls for donations. And more.

May 9, 2022 - Full Show

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A committee of alderpeople are briefed on Chicago’s casino plan. Plus, the city’s top doc on COVID risk. A gubernatorial candidate won’t say if he voted for President Donald Trump. And teens work to transforming the Austin community.

Crain’s Headlines: Famous ‘Mc’ Mark in McDonald’s Center of Trademark Dispute

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The “Mc” mark in McDonald’s takes center stage in a trademark dispute with a CBD merchant; Allstate CEO Tom Wilson says insurance premiums have to rise; and beer enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer for the beloved Lagunitas taproom to reopen.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 7, 2022 - Full Show

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A grim Mother’s Day for moms of missing or murdered daughters, as they search for answers. The head of the Chicago Community Trust is heading to Spelman. And Black Americans in the Victorian era.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 7, 2022 - Full Show

CBS2 Chicago’s Marissa Parra hosts the May 7 episode of “Latino Voices” (WTTW News)

A bombshell Supreme Court leak signals an overturn of Roe v. Wade. What it could mean for Illinois. Plus, meet two City College valedictorians. And a preview of an upcoming lunar eclipse.

May 5, 2022 - Full Show

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The cards are on the table with the Mayor’s pick for the city’s only casino. How the state handled a COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home. Plus the state’s DCFS director