Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for the firing of the Chicago police officer who flipped off protesters. A citywide curfew will remain in place even though most recent protests have been peaceful.
Eddie Johnson will make way for interim Superintendent Charlie Beck at the end of the year. Lawmakers talk up lobbying reforms amid a ComEd investigation. And can the Bears salvage their season?
President Trump once again dangles a commutation for Rod Blagojevich. Mayor Lightfoot spars with judges on gun violence. And optimism surrounds the Bears at their first preseason game.
A federal judge OKs construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. Mayor Lori Lightfoot stares down the police union. A stunning admission in the trial of Brendt Chrisetensen. And: the scooters are coming.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s tax overhaul sails through the Senate. Heavy rains test flood-control fixes. Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot preps for a summer violence spike, and the Cubs prep for division rival St. Louis.
The highly anticipated sentencing of Jason Van Dyke – and a ruling on the fate of three other Chicago cops in a related case stemming from the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.
J.B. Pritzker and Gov. Bruce Rauner rumble in their only TV debate. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins the race for Chicago mayor. Explosive testimony in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial. And the Cubs and Brewers go down to the wire in the NL Central.
Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown joins the race for mayor. A federal appeals court says the federal government may not withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. And the U.S. Supreme Court denies an appeal from Rod Blagojevich.
The Chicago Public Schools watchdog recommends firing CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s not the one “in charge” of Illinois. And losing streaks persist for the Bulls and Hawks.
No budget for a third consecutive year. J.B. Pritzker caught on FBI tapes seeking a political appointment. And will Tiger Woods’ DUI derail his Chicago golf course plans? These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Illinois lawmakers join scores of others in sitting out Donald Trump’s inauguration as protests abound. More fallout from the Laquan McDonald shooting. And the Cubs visit the biggest Sox fan at the White House. These stories and more with Eddie Arruza and guests.
Holy cow! The Cubs kill the curse and win the World Series. Throngs celebrate with a massive parade and rally. Candidates make a final campaign push amid tightening presidential polls. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
The Chicago Police Department faces a scathing review from a reform task force that says many Chicagoans believe officers are "fundamentally racist." Joel Weisman and guests discuss this story and more on this week's show.