Oct 29, 2020

Abner Mikva Documentary Delves into Chicago Politician’s Progressive Values, Drive

Chicago politician Abner Mikva had the distinction of serving in all the three branches of U.S. government. A new documentary delves into Mikva’s storied political career and public life.

Oct 29, 2020

State Senators Weigh in On Tightening Coronavirus-Related Restrictions

Illinois Sens. Sara Feigenholtz and Don DeWitte talk about the governor’s decision to halt indoor dining and bar service in regions where coronavirus rates are surging.

Oct 29, 2020

Bears Coach Criticized for Poor Play-Calling, Quarterback Questions Return

An ugly loss for the Bears Monday night. Can fans hope for anything better against the Saints on Sunday?

Oct 29, 2020

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin, just over the Illinois border, became the epicenter of violent unrest this summer after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. A few months later, Kenosha is in the midst of early voting – and it’s a hotly contested county.

Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Current COVID-19 Situation, Vaccine Prospects

Brandis Friedman sits down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to talk about where things stand now with the pandemic and where they’re headed. 

Oct 29, 2020

How Chicago’s Travel Agencies Are Surviving the Pandemic

Airline layoffs, travel bans, quarantine orders – it’s been a calamitous year for the travel and tourism industry. Chicago’s independent travel agencies, scattered in storefronts across the city’s neighborhoods, have been anything but immune.

Oct 29, 2020

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Oct 28, 2020

Voting at Cook County Jail Sees 40% Turnout for General Election

There is little that’s normal about the 2020 election, including the fact that this is the first election cycle in which detainees can cast ballots at Cook County Jail. 

Oct 28, 2020

Indigenous Artist Takes Painting Class Online for Cross-Cultural Exchange

Every year, Indigenous artist Carlos Orozco travels to Chicago from Oaxaca, Mexico, to lead workshops on painting alebrijes. We check out this year’s virtual offering. 

Oct 28, 2020

Chicago Bar, Restaurant Owners Face Uncertain Future as Restrictions Return

Surging COVID-19 infection rates triggered new restrictions that will take effect Friday in Chicago. What that means for the small business owners who can no longer serve diners and drinkers indoors.

Oct 28, 2020

New Documentary Series ‘City So Real’ Profiles Chicago at a Crossroads

For more than a year, documentary filmmaker Steve James and his collaborators fanned out across Chicago at a pivotal moment. James tells us about the resulting five-part series that premieres this week on NatGeo and Hulu.

Oct 28, 2020

Spotlight Politics: Pritzker Surprises Lightfoot with COVID-19 Rollbacks

A pandemic rollback battle plays out between Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as Election Day draws near. Our politics team takes on those stories and more in this week’s roundtable. 

Oct 28, 2020

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

With next week’s election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies’ social media platforms.

Oct 28, 2020

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Oct 27, 2020

Woman Injured in Police Shooting Says Cops Let Boyfriend Die

A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die.