Oct 6, 2020

2 Justices Slam Court’s 2015 Decision in Gay Marriage Case

The Supreme Court, already poised to take a significant turn to the right, opened its new term Monday with a jolt from two conservative justices who raised new criticism of the court’s embrace of same-sex marriage.

Oct 5, 2020

Trump’s Rhetoric Fuels Fear of Election Night Violence

In an op-ed, DePaul University history professor Tom Mockaitis says the president’s failure last week to recognize and condemn violent, far-right groups like the Proud Boys could encourage clashes on Nov. 3.

Oct 5, 2020

How Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis Could Impact the Election

Nearly a dozen of President Trump’s allies and team members have tested positive for the coronavirus just four weeks ahead of the election. We discuss the potential political fallout of the president’s diagnosis.

Oct 5, 2020

New Biography Examines Jimmy Carter’s ‘Epic’ Life, ‘Surprisingly Consequential’ Presidency

Jimmy Carter, who served just a single term in the White House, is widely seen as a model ex-president but largely unsuccessful president. Now, the 96-year-old is the subject of a full-length, independent biography.

Oct 5, 2020

Fighting for Fall Sports: Where the Legal Battle Stands

The possibility for high school students to play all fall sports is again at a standstill. We discuss the situation with a student, a lawyer and a doctor.

Oct 5, 2020

Crain’s Headlines: Company Scores Big With Downtown Sublease

Here’s a rarity in the downtown office market amid the pandemic: a company secures a sublease for its office space. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer joins us with that story and more.

Oct 5, 2020

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Oct 5, 2020

CTU: Schools Must Improve Ventilation, Safety Before In-Person Learning Resumes

“While we’re very, very conscious that people want to get their kids back in schools, we want to be back in school too,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey said Monday. “It’s also critical that people be safe. You can’t learn if you’re dead.”

Oct 1, 2020

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: West Garfield Park

The community faces food insecurity, poverty and violence in addition to the coronavirus pandemic and fallout from this summer’s civil unrest. Meanwhile, residents have mobilized to support one another.

Oct 1, 2020

Sox Fan Illustrates Team’s Unusual Season

All season long, a fan in the south suburbs has scored all 63 games – and then illustrated the scorecards with original artwork.

Oct 1, 2020

Bears Bench Trubisky, Foles to Start Against Colts

Former Bears offensive lineman James "Big Cat" Williams previews the matchup against the Colts.

Oct 1, 2020

Trump Pleads Ignorance to White Nationalist Hate Group, Drawing Backlash

“I don’t know who the Proud Boys are,” Trump said on Wednesday. We discuss white supremacy and hate groups in America with the Anti-Defamation League and a local reporter. 

Oct 1, 2020

Ask Geoffrey: The Gate of Horn

Geoffrey Baer has the story of a Chicago nightclub that helped launch the careers of artists like Peter, Paul and Mary, Shel Silverstein, and many more.

Oct 1, 2020

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Sep 30, 2020

Spotlight Politics: A Chaotic Presidential Debate

The first Trump-Biden debate. A fiery hearing on corruption in Springfield. Chicago’s loosening COVID-19 restrictions. Our politics team tackles those stories and more in this week’s roundtable.