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March 29, 2022 - Full Show

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Politicians make plans for gas price relief. Environmentalists say a casino on the Chicago River is no better than one on the lakefront. The history behind — and underneath — the Binny’s in Lakeview.

March 28, 2022 - Full Show

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A WTTW News investigation shows a company that donated more than $100,000 to funds connected to gubernatorial GOP candidate Richard Irvin received millions in Aurora contracts. The 11th Ward has a new alderperson in Nicole Lee. And as millions of Ukrainians flee Russia’s invasion, some refugees have already found their way to Chicago. 

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 26, 2022 - Full Show

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A mental health initiative led by young men of color. A film about marijuana criminalization produced by a Chicago cannabis company. And A South Side ER is the backdrop for a book on U.S. health care.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 26, 2022 - Full Show

Univisión’s Alex Hernández guest hosts “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

A 2021 measure intended to slow gentrification in Pilsen has been extended. A new book examines why many Latinos still lack health insurance. An exhibit explores the life of a Chicago activist.

March 24, 2022 - Full Show

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Millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief have come to Chicago. We hear from a recipient. How contact tracing efforts may change. And babies born to surrogates in Ukraine, we hear a Chicago couple’s story.

March 23, 2022 - Full Show

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How South Side residents are hoping federal agents can help solve murder cases. Plus, Chicago moves to electronic voting in City Council. And Illinois relaxes rules on sports betting but at what cost?

March 22, 2022 - Full Show

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Details on which bids made the cut for Chicago's casino. Meet a Ukrainian medical student in Chicago who is helping organize aid. And a new documentary on the 1963 Loyola Ramblers 

March 21, 2022 - Full Show

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Details on City Hall’s new electronic voting system. Plus, the Senate begins historic hearings for President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. And electronic monitoring is used to track your location – but what happens when it’s wrong?

March 17, 2022 - Full Show

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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy makes a plea to U.S. Congress members. Plus, how Chicago residents can help Ukrainians.  And Jam Productions celebrates half a century of staging concerts.

March 15, 2022 - Full Show

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No charges against police officers involved in two fatal shootings. The city's ward remap process to head to voters. A class-action suit from blind pedestrians. And changes to Illinois' equal pay law.

March 14, 2022 - Full Show

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It’s the last day for political candidates to turn in their paperwork. Plus, the outgoing head of the state’s public health department, and how inflation and high gas prices are impacting Chicago’s most vulnerable population.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 12, 2022 - Full Show

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A Black/Latino Voices crossover: what it means to be a refugee. The state’s outgoing top doctor joins us. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act heads to the president’s desk. And going green in Englewood.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 12, 2022 - Full Show

CBS Chicago’s Marissa Parra guest hosts “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

A Latino/Black Voices crossover: what’s behind the response to refugees from Ukraine over other countries? Plus, removing lead pipes in child care facilities. And girls take on science.

March 10, 2022 - Full Show

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The impact of sanctions on the Russian economy and here at home. How a South Side safety-net hospital is struggling. Baseball season is back. And West Lawn is this week’s In Your Neighborhood stop.

March 9, 2022 - Full Show

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Madigan pleads not guilty on his indictment. The status of state ethics bills meant to reduce corruption. The hotel industry asks for state aid. And can guaranteed income programs reduce crime?

March 8, 2022 - Full Show

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The impact of the war in Ukraine on your gas tank and your wallet. CTU responds to the district’s change in mask policy. A wave of anti-LGBTQ laws nationwide. And going green in Englewood.

March 7, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago Public Schools announces plans to lift its mask mandate but the teachers union is pushing back. Plus, candidate filing kicks off. And a timely new book on the rise and fall of former House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, March 5, 2022 - Full Show

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Chicago Police are more likely to stop and use force against Black Chicagoans per a new watchdog report. Plus, the latest on efforts to make reparations. And Alvin Ailey dancers return to the Windy City.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 5, 2022 - Full Show

CBS Chicago’s Marissa Parra guest hosts “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News)

As mask mandates are lifted, local doctors on where we go from here. Plus, firsthand accounts from entrepreneurs on how they got started. And La Ultima Palabra on women in trade industries. CBS Chicago’s Marissa Parra guest hosts.

March 3, 2022 - Full Show

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The latest on federal charges for former House Speaker Michael Madigan, plus legal insights. We’re live near O’Hare for our In Your Neighborhood series, as Russia’s war on Ukraine intensifies.

March 2, 2022 - Full Show

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A bombshell indictment: former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan facing federal charges. We’re live at the courthouse with the latest, and our Spotlight Politics team has an analysis.

March 1, 2022 - Full Show

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Previewing President Biden’s State of the Union during an international crisis. Plus, the latest from Ukraine, Chicago’s history storing Nike missiles on the lakefront, celebrating paczki day and more.

February 28, 2022 - Full Show

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Illinois and Chicago go maskless. Plus, the latest on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and heightened nuclear tensions, inside the local effort to unionize Amazon workers, and a local study connects better sleep with weight loss.

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New reports from insurance company State Farm signal just how much the pandemic has upended the auto insurance industry; the Old Post Office welcomes another tenant; and the St. Regis tower sees its highest-priced sale so far.

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, February 26, 2022 - Full Show

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Students protest racial slurs at a suburban high school. How a Chicago journalist uses her own experience to address trauma. Helping students pay for college. And our Black History Month Spotlight.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, February 26, 2022 - Full Show

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Can industry and safe environmental practices coexist in Chicago? Free college tuition for local students. And we bring you a taste of Polish treats with Colombian flavors.