Ask Geoffrey: Remembering Helmut Jahn
German architect Helmut Jahn died Saturday after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle in the western suburbs. Geoffrey Baer takes a look at Jahn’s work and his legacy in a special edition of Ask Geoffrey.
Monty and Rose Are on the Nest, Three Eggs Spotted, Officials Confirm
The beloved pair of piping plovers have established a nest, smack in the middle of habitat only just protected for the birds this spring.
Northwestern Team Develops Wireless Monitors for Pregnant Moms
For pregnant women, fetal monitoring devices are a cumbersome array of wires and tape that require constant adjustment and, quite literally, tether the patient to a hospital bed. A team of researchers at Northwestern University is working to change that.
Vivian Maier in Vivid Color at Chicago History Museum
When she died 12 years ago, photographer Vivian Maier went from anonymous to fairly famous. Now the onetime North Shore nanny is receiving more posthumous praise, this time for a show of her mostly unseen color photographs of local people and places.
Israel Begins Firing Shells Into Gaza as Fighting Escalates
Hamas sent a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel on Thursday as Israel pounded Gaza with more airstrikes and shells and called up 9,000 more reservists who could be used to stage a ground invasion.
May 13, 2021 - Full Show
A deeper look at the conflict in Israel. We visit the Village of Riverdale as part of our community reporting series. Transforming prenatal care with technology. Remembering architect Helmut Jahn.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Village of Riverdale
The Village of Riverdale lags behind the rest of suburban Cook County in vaccinations. As part of our community reporting series, we speak with elected officials, community leaders and physicians about the vaccine rollout, and what they’re doing to make the vaccine more accessible.
Use Crescent Moon To Spot Trio of Planets This Week
Look to the night sky this week for fascinating celestial show: the solar system’s three inner planets — Mercury, Venus and Mars — will all be visible. Use the crescent moon as a guide to find them in the sky.
NASA’s Perseverance Mission Begins Hunt for Ancient Martian Life
NASA’S Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars. We get an update on the space agency’s most ambitious mission to date on the Red Planet from local astronomer and space enthusiast Mark Hammergren.
Chicago’s Top Federal Prosecutor Hospitalized with Stroke-Like Symptoms
U.S. Attorney John Lausch was hospitalized Saturday after suffering from stroke-like symptoms, according to the spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois. Lausch, 51, returned to work on Monday, his spokesperson said.
‘Chicago Takes 10’ Virtual Performance Series Brings Audience the ‘Sound of Chicago’
We learn about the new, free showcase with Greg Ward and Jumaane Taylor, the saxophonist and tap dancer with the Hyde Park Jazz Fest who are performing in the series.
What’s Driving the Chicago Area’s Red-Hot Housing Market?
The number of local home sales has skyrocketed, driving prices in the Chicago metro area to all-time highs. That’s translated into lightning-fast turnover as people put their homes up for sale — as well as a decline in inventory.
May 12, 2021 - Full Show
A real estate boom has homebuyers hustling. A trip to Mars — and a fascinating celestial show to watch from Earth. Our Spotlight Politics team on the mayor’s email hack and infighting in the GOP.
WBEZ ‘Reset’ Host Sasha-Ann Simons on Covering Chicago
A new WBEZ series examines how Chicago’s institutions interact with its residents. Sasha-Ann Simons, the station’s new host of “Reset,” joins us.
As Candidates Flock to Secretary of State Race, Burnett Won’t Run to Replace White
Although five Democrats are already jockeying to replace Secretary of State Jesse White, Ald. Walter Burnett (27th Ward) told WTTW News he will not run to replace his political godfather.