City officials weigh solutions to Chicago’s lead-paint problem. A key witness pulls back the curtain on alleged bribery in the “ComEd Four” trial. What the mayoral candidates plan to do about transit issues.
Another week of mayoral campaigning down — another to go. We’ll analyze the race, plus the claims of bringing former cops back to the force. And air taxis could shorten your trip to O’Hare.
Inside Madigan’s inner operations. Early voting opens in the mayor’s race. And so many cars on the Kennedy.
Neighbors in Itasca concerned about the impact of a railroad company merger. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Ukraine. And fossil-hunting in the Arctic.
A WTTW investigation finds the city is paying a mountain of overtime costs. A former CPD official fired by David Brown speaks out. Spotlight Politics on the feuding mayoral candidates. And the state’s 100-year-old artist laureate.
Will Trump be indicted this week? We assess all of the ongoing criminal cases. Vallas and Johnson duke it out in their latest debate. And a proposal to protect undocumented workers from retaliation.
Lead paint was outlawed 45 years ago. Why is it still the city’s No. 1 lead poisoning danger? Dr. Arwady on the three-year anniversary of COVID. And a city franchise agreement with ComEd is practically DOA.
The tension rises between Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson in the race for Chicago mayor. Madigan recordings revealed in week one of the “ComEd Four” trial. Northwestern moves on in the NCAA tournament. And the Bears start their revamp.
If you’re commuting from the North Side, a new round of construction might have you changing lanes. Community development plans along the CTA. And Patty Wetli has this week in nature.
A mother’s fight for answers in the unsolved killing of her son. How a four-day workweek might, well, work. And we add some color to your winter with a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s orchid show.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first City Council meeting since losing her reelection bid. How the next mayor of Chicago should think about public safety. A train merger approved despite opposition. And the art of tattooing.
The ComEd bribery trial gets underway. The state’s high court hears challenges to the no-cash-bail bill that’s been put on hold. And debating NASCAR and other events closing Grant Park for most of the summer.
An update to a proposed plan to house migrants at an abandoned Chicago Kmart. What to know about the “ComEd four” federal trial beginning this week. And the fallout from the SVP Bank collapse.
Racial inequities in police traffic stops. A new all-affordable residence near Goose Island. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. And fossils millions of years old are rediscovered.
Barbs fly between the would-be mayors. Chicago police mourn one of their own. And the NASCAR race leaves a bad taste in summer festival plans.
Remembering fallen officer Andrés Vásquez Lasso. Dissecting the COVID-19 lab leak theory now seen as possible by some federal agencies. And Englewood residents fight for a CTA Green Line stop on Racine.