Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss the coverage of the Richard Vanecko manslaughter case, and how different media outlets covered it in different ways. Watch the web extra video.
Raising the minimum wage was a hot topic this week, garnering attention from both Gov. Pat Quinn and President Barack Obama. Our Week in Review guests discuss the pros and cons of a potential wage hike. Watch the web extra video.
The panelists turn the tables and ask Joel Weisman a few questions about his favorite memories of hosting The Week in Review for the past 36 years. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists debate whether crying babies should dine at high-end restaurants. The hot topic was prompted by the recent tweet by Alinea owner Grant Achatz, who took to social media to share his dilemma. Also, they discuss the recent City Council action to ban e-cigarettes in restaurants. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists consider the plea from new U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon for more funding. Watch the web extra conversation.
The extreme weather caused Chicago Tonight producer Josclynn Brandon to get stuck in Lafayette, Indiana on her way back to Chicago from a wedding in Louisville. Read a blog about her experience, watch a web extra video, and view a slideshow.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss their 2014 predictions for local politics, from who will win the Republican Primary and compete against Pat Quinn in the Illinois governor’s race, to whether tax reform will emerge in Springfield. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Illinois governor’s race. Watch the web extra video.
Legendary Chicago radio personality Larry Lujack died Wednesday at the age of 73. We look back at two of Lujack's appearances from WTTW's archives. Watch the web extra videos.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists take on weather reporting in Chicago. Does local media over-hype the weather? Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Watch the web extra video.
Nelson Mandela died at age 95. Watch web extra videos about the anti-apartheid icon from WTTW's archives.
Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists share some thoughts and reflections on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists look at public officials’ international travel. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in Mexico City recently. Mayor Richard M. Daley traveled quite a bit. Is it worth it to the city? And is the mayor accessible enough to the press? How is he different from his predecessor? Watch the web extra video.
Bruce Springsteen’s right-hand man Steven Van Zandt recently joined us for a wide-ranging discussion about the Boss, The Sopranos, and why he thinks The Rascals is one of the greatest American bands ever. During his visit to our studio, we also recorded a web extra conversation—which we are broadcasting on Chicago Tonight. Read an Artbeat blog about Van Zandt, view a behind-the-scenes slideshow of his visit to our studio, and watch a web extra conversation.
Joel Weisman and his guests take a closer look at the Chicago Cubs trial run of new signage at Wrigley Field, and the rooftop owners strenuous objections. Watch the web extra conversation.