January 24, 2022 - Full Show
Chicago police step up their investigation into an 8-year-old’s killing. Plus, what the state is doing about COVID-19 sick days. A major Asian carp barrier moves forward with federal help, and what’s behind a state shortage of dental workers.
Evanston Artist’s New Exhibition Showcases 75 Years of Self-Portraits
For the first time, self-portraits of Evanston artist Leo Segedin are on display in a solo exhibition.
Boost in Funding Moves Invasive Carp Barrier Forward: ‘This Money Can’t Come Soon Enough’
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $225.8 million to the Brandon Road Lock and Dam invasive carp barrier. The funds will complete the planning and engineering phase of the project.
Illinois Dentists Report Worker Shortages Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
As dentists across Illinois experience staffing shortages and an increased demand for dental appointments, they are asking state officials to consider teledentistry and other services to help fill the demand.
Crain’s Headlines: McDonald’s Faces Legal Battles
McDonald’s faces a lawsuit that claims systemic racism in the company’s practices. Ann Dwyer has details on that story and more.
Some Illinois Workers Are Forced to Take Unpaid Leave as COVID-19 Drags On
In the first half of January, an estimated 8.8 million U.S. workers were reported to have stayed home either because they were sick with COVID-19 or were caring for someone who was sick. The news comes as some workers are running out of employer-provided sick days, or don’t have enough earned sick days to begin with.
Stocks Climb Back After Steep Slide on Fed, Ukraine Jitters
The stock market extended its three-week decline and put the benchmark S&P 500 on track for a so-called correction — a drop of 10% or more from its most recent high.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker Announces Compromise on Paid Leave For Vaccinated School Employees
Under a new statewide compromise, public school and higher ed employees across Illinois won’t have to expend their sick time if they are forced to miss work due to COVID-19 — as long as they’re fully vaccinated.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Harvey
In recent years, Harvey has faced financial issues and political infighting, and it’s grappling with poverty, unemployment and crime. But officials and community leaders here say they're working to turn it around. And residents say even with the challenges the suburb faces, they feel proud of where they come from.
January 20, 2022 - Full Show
Two milestones: President Biden's first year in office, and the second anniversary of COVID-19's arrival in Chicago. Harvey is our In Your Neighborhood stop tonight. And the International Puppet Fest.
Aiming to Make CDC Nimble, Agency Director Has Rankled Many
One year into Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s tenure as director, her bid to make the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more agile is being challenged by political pressures, vocal scientists and the changing virus itself.
Doomsday Clock Stands Still at 100 Seconds to Midnight, and That's Not a Good Sign
“Steady is not good news,” said members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. “We are stuck in a perilous moment.”
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Returns
The Chicago International Puppet Festival returns for 10 days, and Thursday is opening night. Blair Thomas, the behind-the-scenes puppet master, pulled a lot of strings to keep this festival on the calendar.
Tracking Biden’s 1st-Year Progress Delivering on Promises
President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress to address. That’s particularly true of his promises to reform the nation’s immigration system.
Voting Bill Collapses, Democrats Unable to Change Filibuster
Despite a day of piercing debate and speeches that often carried echoes of an earlier era when the Senate filibuster was deployed by opponents of civil rights legislation, Democrats could not persuade holdout senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia to change the Senate procedures on this one bill and allow a simple majority to advance it.