Feb 4, 2023

Little Village Discount Mall Vendors Given Another Short-Term Extension as Future Remains Unclear

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th Ward) recently hosted a meeting Tuesday with vendors to reassure them he will be fighting to keep the retail hub open. Novak Construction, the mall’s owner, extended vendors’ leases until the end of March.  

Feb 3, 2023

Feb. 3, 2023 - Full Show

Did the mayor retaliate against a private citizen for voicing an opinion at City Council? Why CPD solves far fewer crimes involving Black men. Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in Marquette Park. And a profile of a Grammy-nominated Chicago producer.

Feb 3, 2023

Chicago Producer Terry Hunter Brings House Music to Global Audience

South Side native Terry Hunter is up for a 2023 Grammy Award for his remix of Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”

Feb 3, 2023

Homicide Clearance Rate Lower in Chicago’s Black Communities: Report

For the past several years, the Chicago Police Department has solved an average of 50% of the city’s homicides per year. But that number, known as a clearance rate, is even lower for Black victims.

Feb 3, 2023

Chicago Police Eject Resident Who Spoke Against ComEd Deal from City Council Meeting

Sean Estelle told WTTW News they believed they were “politically targeted” because their remarks angered Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

Feb 3, 2023

Week in Review: Tensions Arise in Chicago Mayoral Race

Gloves come off in the Chicago mayoral debate as Paul Vallas cleans up cash and endorsements. City Council puts the breaks on Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ComEd deal. Migrants arrive in Woodlawn. And the complicated legacy of Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull.

Feb 2, 2023

Feb. 2, 2023 - Full Show

Community uproar over migrants in Woodlawn. Pastor Corey Brooks is millions of dollars closer to to realizing his dream of a community center. And Woodstock Willie makes his Groundhog Day prediction.

Feb 2, 2023

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: ‘Groundhog Day’ Leaves Lasting Legacy in Woodstock

Pennsylvania may have Punxsutawney Phil, but Illinois has its own weather-forecasting rodent: Woodstock Willie, made famous by the movie “Groundhog Day,” which was filmed in Woodstock and released 30 years ago.

Feb 2, 2023

‘Rooftop Pastor’ Corey Brooks Gets $8M Donation for Woodlawn Community Center

The Rev. Corey Brooks brought attention to his Woodlawn community and his cause when he camped out on a Chicago rooftop for almost a year to raise funds for a new community center.

Feb 2, 2023

Defying Objections, City Opens Temporary Shelter for Immigrants in Shuttered Woodlawn School

The former Wadsworth Elementary School had been set to open as a shelter in early January, but an uproar forced Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to delay her plans for nearly a month as she and other city officials sought to address concerns from residents.

Feb 1, 2023

Feb. 1, 2023 - Full Show

The Chicago mayoral race gets personal in the latest forum between candidates — Spotlight Politics on that and more. A former cop evades dozens of parking tickets. And the first day of Black History Month.

Feb 1, 2023

How Did Black History Month Begin? A Look at its Origins and the Contributions of Black Chicagoans

Members of the Black Heroes Matter Coalition this week crowned a bust of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, who is recognized as the first permanent non-indigenous settler of Chicago.

Feb 1, 2023

Spotlight Politics: Chicago Mayoral Race Heats Up as Election Day Nears

Tensions rose at this week's Chicago mayoral forum. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

Feb 1, 2023

Ex-Chicago Police Officer Allegedly Lied Repeatedly to Dodge Numerous Traffic Citations

Jeffrey Kriv, 56, has been charged with four felony counts of perjury and five felony counts of forgery, according to the Chicago Office of Inspector General.

Jan 31, 2023

Jan. 31, 2023 - Full Show

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on why she's dropping charges against R. Kelly. New life for the Equal Rights Amendment. Why Chicago elections are nonpartisan. And a longtime actor turns film director.