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May 19, 2021

88% of Children Covered by Monthly Payments Starting in July

The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15.

May 19, 2021

It’s Curtain Up and Light the Lights for the Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet

After 15 months of dark theaters and livestreamed performances, two of Chicago’s most famous performing arts companies announce they are returning to the stage for live performances — this time under one roof.

May 19, 2021

ISBE Passes Resolution Calling for In-Person Learning in Illinois Schools This Fall

The Illinois State Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution in support of an upcoming declaration that will make it a requirement that schools reopen their doors in the fall, with only limited options for remote learning.

May 19, 2021

Chicago’s Top Doctor Says If in Doubt, Keep Wearing That Mask

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, talks about the city’s updated mask guidance and what’s now safe for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

May 19, 2021

New Film ‘I Am the Bear’ Explores Racial Profiling Through Puppetry

When a member of Chicago’s theater community was racially profiled, he turned the experience into a short film with the help of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Here’s a look at a one-man, one-puppet show about the consequences of “walking while Black.”

May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021 - Full Show

The state’s eviction moratorium is set to end. What will it mean? Inside the politically charged remap fight. A look at cases before the Supreme Court. And new life for the Jackson 5 home in Gary.

May 18, 2021

Illinois’ Eviction Ban is Lifting, But Housing Problems Persist

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signaled Monday that he’ll lift the statewide ban on evictions in August, prompting widespread concern that the move will lead to a sudden burst of evictions.

May 18, 2021

Child Care, Early Development Industries Hit by Pandemic

As child care centers and schools closed at the height of the pandemic, parents were left balancing work and caretaking responsibilities while also navigating economic uncertainty. But as child care centers reopen, some families appear slow to enroll their children.
May 18, 2021

Conservatives Push Big Issues to Fore at Supreme Court

Abortion. Guns. Religion. A Trump-fortified conservative majority is making its presence felt at the Supreme Court by quickly wading into high-profile social issues that have been a goal of the right for decades.

May 18, 2021

2300 Jackson Street, Home of Jackson 5, Gets Official Highway Signage

The celebration was in full force May 13 at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, as the city marked the home of the Jackson 5 with official highway signage. We visit the historic site and speak to Marlon and Tito Jackson about their childhood home.

May 18, 2021

Children, Police Officers Wounded During Violent Weekend in Chicago

Forty-eight people were shot across Chicago over the weekend, including a 2-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and two police officers, as the city continues to outpace last year’s shooting and homicide totals so far in 2021.

May 18, 2021

Pritzker Announces Plan to Phase Out Eviction Ban by August

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that the state’s ban on evictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be phased out during the next three months before expiring in August.

May 17, 2021

Some Not Ready to Give Up Masks Despite Relaxed Guidelines

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday lifted the state’s mask mandate for fully vaccinated residents. But not everyone is ready to follow the new guidance. We talk about the future of masks with Jocelyn Carter, director of clinical training at DePaul University.

May 17, 2021

Colonial Pipeline Attack Highlights Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Some parts of the country still face gas shortages related to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, and the incident has drawn attention to the growing threat cyberattacks pose in the U.S. and around the world. We discuss the increasing threat and what to do about it.

May 17, 2021

NU President Says He Knew ‘Optics’ of Hiring Polisky Would Be Tough

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has faced intense criticism over his handling of sexual harassment allegations involving cheerleaders, donors and Wildcat fans. He joins us in discussion.