Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists take a closer look at the picks for Lieutenant Governor by Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his guests continue their review of the week’s news with a look at GOP candidate for Illinois governor: Bruce Rauner. He’s raised more than a million dollars in each of the last three quarters. And yet he hasn’t made himself available to the press, at least in the Chicago area. The business community appears to be behind him. Might Mayor Rahm Emanuel even support him over Gov. Pat Quinn? Watch the web extra video.
Best-selling author Tom Clancy died at age 66. Back in 2002, Elizabeth Brackett interviewed Clancy on an episode of Chicago Tonight. Watch the web extra video from our archives.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation about Chicago gun crimes by asking whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to change his personal way of handling the issue. And, are there are other strategies that haven’t been tried to curb the violence? Watch the web extra video.
In this week’s web extra segment, Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists dive deeper into the Jon Burge police torture case. How did Burge’s actions increase mistrust of the police? And what about the “no-snitch” culture both on the street and on the police force? Charles Thomas says that while there aren’t necessarily more bad cops than bad journalists, the “no-snitch” culture has to change. Watch the web extra video.
Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss the impact of TV host Stephen Colbert comparing Syrian violence to Chicago's. Also, they talk about the challenges and questions facing Illinois congressional members as they vote whether to authorize military action in Syria. Watch the web extra video.
Former Chicago Police Superintendent LeRoy Martin died at age 84. Watch a 1988 interview with Martin from WTTW's archives.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces trying to win back voters amid the Chicago Public Schools' budget crisis, massive school closings, and rampant gang violence. Watch the web extra video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists take on changes in journalism in this web extra conversation. Was the sale of The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos a vanity purchase? And what changes are ahead at the Sun-Times and Crain’s? Watch the web extra video.
View a timeline of Chicago Tonight's coverage of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson from 2009-2013.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into CPS cutting back to 10 standardized tests this year, down from 25. Also, they analyze the good, the bad, and the ugly of Lollapalooza. Watch the web extra conversation.
The Tall Ships Festival begins today at Navy Pier. Jay Shefsky spent 24 hours on the tall ship Lynx this week as it sailed to Chicago. On Thursday's show, Jay gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Lynx. Today, we have Jay's web extra “video postcard” of dawn aboard a historic two-masted schooner. Watch the video.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists debate the ramifications of the Chicago Public Schools’ budget deficit, and whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have credibility with the voters. Watch the web extra conversation.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists break down how Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are responding to the CPS budget crisis. Watch the web extra conversation.