January 7, 2021 - Full Show
Watch the Jan. 7, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
US Rep. Kinzinger Calls For Trump’s Removal By 25th Amendment
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican representing Illinois’ 16th Congressional District, called Thursday morning for President Donald Trump to be removed immediately from office and replaced by Vice President Mike Pence.
Illinois Congress Members Share Their Experiences from the Capitol
For members of Illinois’ congressional delegation, Wednesday was an unprecedented — and for some, scary — experience.
Rep. Kinzinger on Capitol Rioting: ‘A Sick, Disgusting Day in American Democracy’
“It’s a sick, disgusting day in American democracy and we’ll get through it and hopefully be stronger somehow for it,” U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger said of Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters.
Security Experts Surprised by Protesters Ability to Storm US Capitol
“I was not surprised by the violence,” said Tom Mockaitis, a security and terrorism specialist. “I was surprised and appalled by how poorly prepared to defend the United States Capitol the security apparatus was.”
Spotlight Politics: An Unprecedented Day of Violence on Capitol Hill
Riots break out in Washington, D.C. by pro-Trump supporters as Congress prepared to count electoral votes. Our politics team takes on that story and more in this week’s roundtable.
Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol in Bid to Overturn Election
A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election.
January 6, 2021 - Full Show
Watch the Jan. 6, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
Staff at Illinois Veterans Homes Declining COVID-19 Vaccine
Many people in the state are clamoring for the coronavirus vaccine. But some of those who have the chance to get the shot aren’t taking it, including employees at various state government-run veterans homes.
Advocacy Group, Lawmakers Team Up to Support Transgender Chicagoans
A record number of transgender and gender-nonconforming people were killed in 2020. A local advocacy group is now working alongside lawmakers to create a fund that will give trans people who were killed a dignified burial.
Dividing Party, Republicans Poised to Challenge Biden Win
Republicans mounting an unprecedented challenge to Joe Biden’s election win are setting up a congressional showdown on Wednesday that threatens to divide their party and the country for years to come.
Outdoor Dining, Carryout and Uncertainty: What Restaurants Are Facing This Winter
With cold weather here to stay for the foreseeable future, some restaurant and bar owners fear outdoor dining and carryout will not be enough to keep their businesses alive.
After Months of Empty Stages, Chicago Venues See ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’
Late last month, Congress allocated $15 billion to music venues, movie theaters and other cultural institutions under the Save Our Stages Act. What it could mean for Chicago’s independent music and performing arts venues.
January 5, 2021 - Full Show
Watch the Jan. 5, 2021 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”
Less Than Half of CPS Teachers Expected to Return Monday Actually Did
CPS CEO Janice Jackson said 49.7% of teachers returned Monday, one week before in-person learning is set to resume for some 17,000 students. Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates weighs in on “Chicago Tonight.”