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Jun 10, 2021

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.

Jun 10, 2021

‘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.

Jun 10, 2021

‘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?

Jun 10, 2021

‘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.

Jun 9, 2021

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?

Jun 9, 2021

‘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.

Jun 9, 2021

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.

Jun 9, 2021

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.

Jun 8, 2021

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.

Jun 8, 2021

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.

Jun 8, 2021

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.

Jun 8, 2021

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.

Jun 8, 2021

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.

Jun 7, 2021

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.

Jun 7, 2021

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.