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Jan 12, 2021

Who’s Been Charged in the Deadly Capitol Siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators work to identify members of the pro-Trump mob.

Jan 12, 2021

Last-Minute Jockeying for Illinois House Speaker Ahead of Vote

With longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan pausing his campaign for another term as speaker, Democratic members of the Illinois House are scrambling as the other contenders for the job attempt to secure the necessary votes.

Jan 12, 2021

January 12, 2021 - Full Show

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Jan 11, 2021

House Speeding to Impeach Trump for Capitol ‘Insurrection’

Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly.

Jan 11, 2021

Where Does Social Media Fall in Free Speech Debate?

President Donald Trump is no longer allowed to post on several social media platforms. We discuss the intersection of social media and free speech — and how high-profile bans like this could shape the future of sharing.

Jan 11, 2021

Aldermen Push Back on School Reopening Plan That’s Already Underway

Dozens of aldermen peppered school and health officials with questions Monday about the effort underway to reopen Chicago Public Schools for in-person learning after a 300-day closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jan 11, 2021

CTA Bypass, Coming Soon, A Major Milestone for Red-Purple Line Overhaul

The CTA’s overhaul of the Red and Purple lines is well underway. This month, crews are putting into a place a major piece of that redevelopment effort – and passengers will start to see the benefits of the project later this year.

Jan 11, 2021

Crain’s Headlines: Officials Investigate Boeing Jet Crash in Indonesia

Developing news out of Indonesia as officials try to understand what caused the Saturday crash of a 737-500 jet from Chicago-based Boeing. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter A.D. Quig has details on that story and more.

Jan 11, 2021

Brees, Saints Pull Away Late for 21-9 Playoff Win Over Bears

Drew Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday.

Jan 11, 2021

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Jan 11, 2021

Madigan Suspends Campaign to Remain House Speaker

After a nearly interrupted 36-year reign as speaker of the Illinois House, state Rep. Michael Madigan is suspending his campaign for another term — but that doesn’t mean he’s giving up.

Jan 7, 2021

Bears Face Saints in Wild Card Matchup

Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams previews the Bears matchup Sunday against the Saints.

Jan 7, 2021

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Belmont Cragin

On the day that Illinois reached the unfortunate milestone of surpassing one million cases of the coronavirus, we go to one of the Chicago communities bearing the brunt of the pandemic. 

Jan 7, 2021

Painful Questions After Siege of Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob

The violent siege of the Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters forced painful new questions across government on Thursday — about his fitness to remain in office for two more weeks, the ability of the police to secure the complex and the future of the Republican Party in a post-Trump era. 

Jan 7, 2021

Capitol Police Rejected Offers of Federal Help to Quell Mob

There were signs for weeks that violence could strike on Jan. 6, when Congress convened for a joint session to finish counting the Electoral College votes that would confirm Democrat Joe Biden had won the presidential election.