June 10, 2021 - Full Show
Reopening! Paris Schutz is live — from the river — on how businesses and folks are getting ready. The city’s top doc on what’s next. And a Frida Kahlo exhibit in Chicago for the first time in decades.
‘Timeless’ Exhibit Examines Life and Work of Frida Kahlo
Some of Frida Kahlo’s original works are returning to the Chicago area for the first time since the late ‘70s.
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Downtown Reopens
The city and state’s full reopening is a double-edged sword for many in the hospitality and entertainment industry. They wonder: the crowds may be coming back, but will the labor force return?
‘It Is a Great Day’: As COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Plunge, Illinois, Chicago to Reopen
All businesses will be allowed to operate at full capacity and gatherings of all sizes will be permitted, according to the new rules.
June 9, 2021 - Full Show
Spotlight Politics on a city ward remap fight. Unfinished business in Springfield. Friday’s full reopening. A new lease on life for recovering drug addicts. And are we truly alone in the universe?
‘There is Stuff’: Enduring Mysteries Trail US Report on UFOs
The U.S. government has been taking a hard look at unidentified flying objects. A report summarizing what the U.S. knows about “unidentified aerial phenomena” — better known as UFOs — is expected to be made public this month.
Cook County Program Helps Recovering Drug Addicts Find a New Lease on Life — Affordable Housing
A new Cook County program is helping those recovering from addiction find refuge in their own homes.
Illinois Republicans Ask Judge to Toss New Legislative Maps
The state’s top Republicans asked a federal judge Wednesday to appoint an eight-member commission made up of four Democrats and four Republicans to craft the maps with census data.
June 8, 2021 - Full Show
A remap fight begins in Chicago’s wards. Promise and controversy over a newly approved Alzheimer’s drug. The history-making new head of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and more.
The Art of Hair Braiding and Pushing Back Against Cultural Biases
Meet artist and hair braider Mo G and learn how she’s using braids to push against cultural biases that consider the look unprofessional.
New Head of Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Lincoln’s Legacy and Inclusive Education
Christina Shutt will be the fifth executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the first person of color to hold the title.
Commission Gets to Work on Redrawing City’s Ward Map, But Uncertainty Looms
The 13-member Chicago Ward Advisory Redistricting Commission is charged with drawing a ward map “that is truly reflective of the diversity of Chicago,” organizers said.
FDA Approves Much-Debated Alzheimer’s Drug Panned by Experts
The Food and Drug Administration said it granted approval to the drug from Biogen based on results that seemed “reasonably likely” to benefit Alzheimer’s patients. It’s the only drug that U.S. regulators have said can likely treat the underlying disease, rather than manage symptoms like anxiety and insomnia.
How COVID-19 Has Changed the Dating Landscape
Dating apps now allow users to share vaccination status. The outlook for new relationships as Illinois prepares to reopen.
Asian Carp to Undergo Name Change
At the end of June, Illinoisans will no longer hear the words “Asian carp.” After several years and hundreds upon hundreds of millions spent trying to keep them from the Great Lakes, how can that possibly be? We explain.