New Report Examines Law at Center of ComEd Bribery Scheme
The Illinois law at the heart of the Commonwealth Edison bribery plot was a “profit machine” for the utility, according to a report released Tuesday by the Illinois Public Interest Research Group.
Evan Osnos on New Book ‘Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now’
In 50 days, Joe Biden is set to become the country’s 45th president, but he still faces an ongoing assault on transition norms from President Donald Trump. Author Evan Osnos joins us to discuss the challenges Biden faces.
World AIDS Day Marks Launch of New Online Exhibition ‘I’m Still Surviving’
The stories of women living with HIV in Chicago and across the country take the focus of a new online exhibition organized by the History Moves project.
December 1, 2020 - Full Show
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Study Finds Rise in US Deaths Beyond COVID-19 in 2020
Upwards of 267,000 people have so far died in the U.S. from the novel coronavirus, and experts have fatalistic predictions about more infections throughout the winter. But it’s not just the coronavirus that’s killing people.
Firsthand Gun Violence: Prevention Programs Get Boost in Funding
The city’s 2021 budget includes $36 million for violence prevention programs. That’s nearly $25 million more than in the 2020 budget, but some advocates say the additional funding is still not enough.
Hospitals Are Braced for Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Surge
Medical professionals in Chicago and across the country are braced for a fresh surge of coronavirus cases after millions of Americans ignored advice not to travel or gather over the Thanksgiving holiday. Dr. Emily Landon, an infectious disease specialist at UChicago Medicine, weighs in.
Crain’s Headlines: Cyber Monday Sales Expected to Break Records
The coronavirus pandemic is driving holiday shoppers in the U.S. online — and they’re expected to spend a record $12.7 billion on Cyber Monday. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details.
Orion Samuelson on ‘The Friday Night Show’ (2003)
Chicago radio legend and National Radio Hall of Fame member Orion Samuelson is retiring at the end of 2020. In this 2003 interview with Bob Sirott, Samuelson talks about his career.
November 30, 2020 - Full Show
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Nagy Under Pressure Ahead of Prime-Time Game Against the Packers
Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams previews the Bears matchup Sunday against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
With Coronavirus Vaccines on The Way, Researchers Say It’s Time to Build Trust
A recent survey found that just 51% of U.S. adults say they would get the COVID-19 vaccine — and just 32% of Black adults. We discuss the cause of medical mistrust and how to rebuild it.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Rogers Park
Chicago’s northernmost neighborhood has reported 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The pandemic and rising case counts have heightened food insecurity across Chicago, and Rogers Park has been anything but immune.
Chicago Businesses on Bracing For the Winter, Hopes for the Coming Months
With loan and grant money starting to run dry for some businesses—and what’s likely to be a difficult winter fast approaching—we check in with some familiar faces to ask how they’re coping with the coronavirus.