Aug 5, 2022

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Avalon Park

The Southeast Side community is home to about 9,500 people, according to U.S. census data. Local hotspots include a nostalgic roller rink and a series of murals by local artists.

Aug 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022 - Full Show

We’re live from Avalon Park. Monkeypox is now a national health emergency. Kids get hands-on environmental training in the Cook County Forest Preserve. And why certain communities get hit harder with viruses like COVID-19.

Aug 4, 2022

Husband and Wife Evolve Waukegan Grocery Store into Community Hub

A husband and wife in Waukegan have transformed their grocery store to include a coffee shop, boutique and a gathering place for fellow entrepreneurs. 

Aug 4, 2022

Building Bridges, Not Barriers: Interfaith Summit in Chicago a Call to Action

Next week, Chicago will host the Interfaith Leadership Summit. For 23 years, the event has brought together students and educators from across the country to promote religious pluralism.

Aug 4, 2022

Northwestern Professor Says Response to Viruses Creates a ‘Viral Underclass’

Viruses don’t discriminate, society does. That’s the argument made by Northwestern University journalism professor Steven Thrasher in his new book.

Aug 4, 2022

The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards Is Training at Cook County Forest Preserves

While federal legislation to create a modern-day Civilian Conservation Corps inches its way through Congress, the Cook County Forest Preserve is moving full steam ahead with programs that deploy crews of youth and adults to tackle restoration and maintenance projects across the district’s acreage.

Aug 3, 2022

Senate Approves Bill to Aid Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits, a Move Advocates Say Was Long Overdue

The Honoring Our PACT Act will make it so veterans who served in certain areas over a period from the ‘90s on, and who have conditions like certain cancers, will get the presumption it’s related to their service and burn pit exposure.

Aug 3, 2022

Report: Chicago Police Officers Arresting Many More Black Drivers Than Reported

Chicago police officers are arresting thousands more Black drivers after traffic stops than they report, according to a recent analysis of police data from Block Club Chicago and Injustice Watch.

Aug 3, 2022

Spotlight Politics: Darren Bailey Facing Backlash Over Abortion and Holocaust Comparison

The Republican nominee for Illinois governor, Darren Bailey, is feeling the backlash from both sides of the aisle for comparing abortion to the Holocaust. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

Aug 3, 2022

Chicago’s Newest Music Venue Breathes New Life into Iconic Salt Shed

The city’s newest concert venue, appropriately called the Salt Shed, which just celebrated its opening day Tuesday. The concert hall is on the site of the renovated Morton Salt shed. 

Aug 3, 2022

CTA President Dorval Carter Details Efforts to Combat Crime, Workforce Shortage

In an appearance on “Chicago Tonight,” CTA President Dorval Carter said the agency is working closely with the Chicago Police Department to deploy additional resources to address crime concerns. Recruitment efforts are also underway to help with a worker shortage. 

Aug 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022 - Full Show

The alleged Highland Park shooter pleads not guilty. The president of the CTA is here to address issues of safety and service across the system. Why police are stopping more Black drivers during traffic stops, and more.

Aug 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022 - Full Show

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is facing a deluge of criticism. How some tenants are responding to rapidly rising rents. The governor declares monkeypox a state health emergency. And a local artist re-envisions famous disasters.

Aug 2, 2022

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Faces Mounting Criticism Over Prosecutor Resignations

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office is seeing a degree of turnover that’s raising alarms among the criminal justice community. One recent high-profile departure has only added to the outcry. 

Aug 2, 2022

US House Speaker Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Defying Beijing

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China.