41 Problematic Monuments Flagged by City Commission Identified
A commission charged with reviewing Chicago’s more than 500 public monuments as part of a “a racial healing and historical reckoning project” released on Wednesday a list of 41 monuments that are problematic for a variety of reasons, officials announced.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Greektown
As restaurants in Greektown work to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions, the neighborhood is hosting its inaugural Greektown Restaurant Week.
How a Chicago Artist is Working to Help Musicians in Need
A Chicago artist is working to make sure no musician is left behind with a community organization dedicated to Black musicians in Chicago.
Evanston Mayor, Former State Lawmaker Daniel Biss on Tackling National Issues at the Local Level
One of Chicago's most populous suburbs is soon to have a leader who’s familiar statewide. Former state legislator and gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss won the election for mayor of Evanston this week with nearly 74% of the vote.
22nd District Gets 3rd State Representative in a Month
For 50 years, Illinois’ 22nd state House district on Chicago’s Southwest Side was represented by one man: former Speaker Michael Madigan. Two months into 2021, the district has had three representatives in the span of a week.
February 25, 2021 - Full Show
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Ask Geoffrey: The Hawthorn Mellody Dairy Farm
What does a 20th century electricity baron have to do with a spitting llama at a suburban petting zoo? Geoffrey Baer is here with the story of the Hawthorn Mellody dairy farm in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.
To Hell and Back: Chicago Musician Recovers from Severe Depression
There are many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down. This is the story of the emotional devastation — and recovery — experienced by beloved local musician Erwin Helfer.
Archdiocese of Chicago to Release Names of Religious Order Priests Accused of Abuse
The Archdiocese of Chicago said Wednesday it plans to publicly list the names of “credibly accused” priests belonging to religious orders after questions over the archdiocese’s transparency.
Graduated Tax Redo? Speaker Suggests Tying Revenue to Pensions
Illinois voters in November rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state to overhaul how it taxes income. Now one of Springfield’s top leaders is suggesting another swing at the effort.
Violent Conflict in Myanmar Reverberates in Chicago’s Refugee Community
Rohingya have fled persecution and genocide and sought refuge on Chicago’s North Side. But now, military conflict back home is causing new fears.
Dr. Arwady: Chicago May See J&J Vaccine ‘As Soon as Next Week’
Chicago could start receiving Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in early March, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Wednesday.
Aldermen Block Lightfoot’s Plan for COVID-19 Relief Funds, Prompting Expletive from Mayor
Aldermen blocked a Wednesday vote on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds, prompting the mayor to utter an expletive caught on a hot mic during the meeting.
February 24, 2021 - Full Show
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Madigan Successor Kodatt Resigns, 3 Days After Appointment
Just days after elevating a loyal ward employee to fill his former seat representing the 22nd District in the Illinois House, Michael Madigan called for Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt to resign due to “alleged questionable conduct.” Kodatt resigned Wednesday morning.