Dec 6, 2023

Norman Lear, Producer of TV’s ‘All in the Family’ and Influential Liberal Advocate, Has Died at 101

A liberal activist with an eye for mainstream entertainment, Norman Lear fashioned bold and controversial comedies that were embraced by viewers who had to watch the evening news to find out what was going on in the world. His shows helped define prime time comedy in the 1970s.

Dec 5, 2023

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Johnson reacts to the state pulling funding for a migrant camp in Brighton Park. Old-school video game arcade culture is getting an extra life. And building modular homes in Roseland.

Dec 5, 2023

Roseland Initiative Works to Promote Homeownership, Revitalize Communities Using Modular Homes

In modular home construction, large segments of a house are built elsewhere and then assembled at a site in just a day.

Dec 5, 2023

At Brookfield’s Galloping Ghost Arcade, Video Game Culture Gets a Power-Up

From the beckoning screens to the bleeping chiptunes, the sounds and sights of a video game arcade are unlike anything else. Those who crave that in-person experience need look no further than Brookfield’s Galloping Ghost Arcade.

Dec 5, 2023

Pritzker Pulls State Funding From Migrant Base Camp in Brighton Park, Citing Environmental Concerns

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday rejected using state funds to continue building a migrant base camp in Brighton Park, citing environmental concerns. 

Dec 5, 2023

Animal Shelters Under Pressure: Euthanasia Up 25% as Chicago’s City Shelter Experiences Surge in Strays, Difficulty Finding Enough Adopters

“Any animal that walks through our door can be a candidate for euthanasia due to the population and everything that we go through here,” said acting executive director of the city of Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control Susan Cappello.

Dec 4, 2023

Geoffrey Baer Celebrates More of the City in ‘The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2’

Since no one program could contain every beautiful place in town, its high time for the sequel. “The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2” debuted Monday on WTTW.

Dec 4, 2023

Alds. Lopez and Sigcho-Lopez Debate Attempt to Add Sanctuary City Referendum to March Primary Ballot

A handful of Chicago City Council members want voters to weigh in during the March primary election on whether Chicago should stay a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. 

Dec 4, 2023

‘The Wiz’ Eases On Down the Road to Chicago Ahead of Broadway Run

The reimaging of the classic story, now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theater in the production’s pre-Broadway run, has a devoted set of fans stretching back decades.

Dec 4, 2023

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Disagreement over whether or not Chicago should remain a sanctuary city. Geoffrey Baer shares the stories behind some of Chicago’s most beautiful places. And “The Wiz” hits town. 

Dec 2, 2023

What Are Some of Chicago’s Hidden Secrets? A New Book Lists 500 of Them

In her new book, Lauren Viera compiles a list of places to eat, buy food, drink, shop and sleep with a short description of why each location is a “hidden secret.”

Dec 1, 2023

Week in Review: Secret Recordings in Burke Trial; Construction Advances on Migrant Camp

Jurors hear secret recordings in former Ald. Ed Burke’s corruption trial. And construction is underway for a new controversial migrant base camp.

Nov 30, 2023

Johnson Drops Plan to House Migrants at Amundsen Park Field House After Backlash

“The imminent addition of significant new shelter space,” means the Amundsen Park field house is no longer needed as a migrant shelter, Mayor Brandon Johnson said.

Nov 30, 2023

Watch Henry Kissinger’s Appearances on ‘Chicago Tonight’ Where He Discusses US Foreign Policy Through the Decades

Over the years, Henry Kissinger joined John Callaway and Phil Ponce on “Chicago Tonight” three times where he discussed foreign policy news of the time.

Nov 28, 2023

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Construction on a migrant camp moves forward despite environmental concerns. How property tax bills are calculated. And secret recordings used in Ed Burke’s corruption trial.