Stories by Yasmin Rammohan

Lawmakers Push Budget Patch

A House Committee has passed a temporary fix to the state budget shortfall so day care providers and prison guards will be paid. Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky has the details.

Coldest February Ever?

It's cold. Really cold. WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling tells us if we are heading towards record-breaking weather.

Measles Surfaces in Illinois

A confirmed case of measles is reported in suburban Cook County. We have the details on what you need to know about preventing an outbreak.

Chicago Tonight to Host Live Mayoral Candidate Forum

Chicago Tonight will host a live candidate forum on Wednesday, Feb. 4 with contenders for the office of Mayor of Chicago, including the incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, and businessman Willie Wilson. The forum will also be live streamed at

Christmas Tree Recycling

The city's annual Christmas tree recycling program begins Jan. 3. 

Chicago Gas Prices Fall

What's behind the plunging price of gas and how low can it go? An oil industry analyst gives us some insights.

Mayoral Candidates File Petitions to Challenge Emanuel

The mayoral candidate field is finally set. Who's in? Who's out? We break it down.

Sky Full of Cranes

Every year at this time, Sandhill Cranes migrate south. But this year, the skies over Chicago seem to be full of them. Field Museum ornithologist Josh Engel explains why.

Local Election Day News

Chicago voters turned out in monumental numbers for same-day registration and voting today causing long lines at all five sites. The Chicago Elections Board reported that it had moved additional equipment and judges to those locations to help move lines along. Notices have also been posted indicating that all voters in line at 7:00 pm, MUST BE allowed to vote.