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Dec 2, 2021

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Andersonville

Located in the Edgewater community on Chicago’s northside, Andersonville has one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish heritage and is home to a large LGBTQ plus community. We learn more about the history as well as what the area is doing to adopt eco-friendly initiatives.

Dec 2, 2021

COVID Mortgage Assistance Won’t Be Available Until Spring

Illinois has dispersed $750 million to help those who fell behind on rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Far less – so far $100 million – has gone to homeowners having trouble keeping up with their bills. And it may be months before homeowners receive funding.

Dec 2, 2021

December 2, 2021 - Full Show

The latest on the city council’s ward remap process and what it means for voters. One-on-one with Chicago’s top doc as COVID cases increase. And live in Andersonville for In Your Neighborhood.

Dec 2, 2021

After Ending Losing Streak, Bears Face Stern Test Against Arizona Cardinals

The drama out of Halas Hall over the rumored departure of head coach Matt Nagy has died down this week — with the Bears coming off a victory over the winless Detroit Lions. But this Sunday a much tougher opponent awaits in the shape of Super Bowl contender the Arizona Cardinals. James “Big Cat” Williams’ gives us his three keys to the game.

Dec 2, 2021

‘Momnibus’ Bill to Support Moms Who Served in the Military

The Protecting Moms Who Served Act, introduced by Rep. Lauren Underwood and championed by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to invest in quality maternal care for mothers across the country.

Dec 2, 2021

Illinois Records More than 11,000 Cases for First Time Since 2020

The number of new COVID-19 infections has been steadily increasing for weeks and on Thursday surpassed 11,000 for the first time in a 24-hour period since December 2020 – when vaccines weren’t available, according to state health officials.

Dec 2, 2021

‘Let the People of Chicago Decide’: Latino Caucus Moves to Force a Referendum on Ward Maps

By filing the map crafted by the Chicago Latino Caucus with the city clerk’s office, the alderpeople ensured that the June 28 primary election ballot could ask voters to decide what the ward map should look like for the first time in 30 years.

Dec 1, 2021

December 1, 2021 - Full Show

City remap deadline comes and goes. Plus, the Supreme Court hears a major abortion case, how Chicagoans are marking World AIDS day, and Geoffrey Baer’s new special goes above and beyond Chicago.

Dec 1, 2021

‘Beyond Chicago from the Air’ Premieres on WTTW

Geoffrey Baer’s latest special, “Beyond Chicago from the Air,” explores Illinois’ landscape and landmarks from the air — using drone footage to take viewers across the state.

Dec 1, 2021

Mississippi Abortion Activists Protest as Justices Weigh Ban

The Supreme Court has never allowed states to ban abortion before viability, the point at roughly 24 weeks when a fetus can survive outside the womb. But the court’s conservative majority may overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years under the court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Dec 1, 2021

A Look at Progress and Challenges in Handling the AIDS Epidemic

It has been 40 years since the first cases of what’s now recognized as HIV/AIDS were reported. Today, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago estimates that 45,000 people are living in Illinois with HIV or AIDS, 28,000 of whom reside in Chicago.

Nov 30, 2021

‘The People’s Map’: Organizations Create Ward Maps Made by Communities

The deadline for a city ward map is Wednesday. CHANGE Illinois believes that map should be independently made by community members who reflect the city’s population and not by alderpeople. 

Nov 30, 2021

City Council Poised to Miss Deadline to Approve New Ward Map Amid Racially Polarized Debate

Negotiations over a new ward map that will shape Chicago politics for the next decade remained deadlocked Tuesday, with no sign of a possible compromise less than a day before the deadline set by state law.

Nov 30, 2021

Greg Harris, Key Proponent of Illinois’s 2013 Same-Sex Marriage Law, Won’t Seek Reelection

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, the highest-ranking openly gay lawmaker in Illinois history, said after 15 years, he’s ready to move on. His current term ends in 2023.

Nov 30, 2021

Unforgettable Moments in Chicago Productions of Sondheim Musicals

In the wake of Stephen Sondheim’s death, a look back at his impact on Chicago theater.