Firsthand Gun Violence: Accessing Violence Recovery on Chicago’s South Side
Following one of Chicago’s most violent summers in recent history, officials and advocates are stressing the importance of mental health care for victims of violence and their families — but access to those services can be difficult.
Could Ranked-Choice Voting Reduce Partisanship in Politics?
Voters are about to go to the polls to choose one candidate for each race on the ballot. But what if they could pick multiple candidates for each race, ranked in order of their preference?
September 28, 2020 - Full Show
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Bears Undefeated But Questions Remain After 1st Two Games
The Bears are 2-0 but they barely beat the Giants last week after dominating the first half. What do the Bears need to remain undefeated?
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Little Village
Little Village on Chicago’s Southwest Side is known for its rich Mexican culture. But some residents and business owners fear a neighborhood staple could be in danger.
Chicago Portrait: Kweli Kwaza
Each Chicago neighborhood is built of out blocks. Those blocks are the bricks of the community, and the mortar is often the president of blocks. Kweli Kwaza is one of those presidents and heads a network of block clubs on the South Side.
‘Unfathomable’: US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan: ‘We Gotta Do Away with the Death Penalty’
Former Gov. George Ryan expounds on the death penalty in a new book with co-author Maurice Possley titled, “Until I Could Be Sure: How I stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois.”
September 24, 2020 - Full Show
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Spotlight Politics: Chicago Responds to Breonna Taylor Decision
The Breonna Taylor decision. Chicago’s massive budget shortfall. A Supreme Court battle ahead. Our politics team has the latest on those stories and more in this week’s roundtable.
Study: Vitamin D Deficiency May Raise Risk of Getting COVID-19
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine have found an apparent link between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of getting COVID-19. Paleontologist Neil Shubin has details on that story and more.
Durbin Warns of Obamacare’s Fate Ahead of Supreme Court Battle
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – just weeks before the U.S. presidential election – has thrown national politics into a tailspin. Sen. Dick Durbin is bracing for impact.
Lightfoot Calls for Moment of Silence in Chicago to Honor Breonna Taylor
Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged Chicagoans to observe a moment of silence at 7 p.m. Wednesday to honor Breonna Taylor, hours after a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict three police officers for their role in her death.
September 23, 2020 - Full Show
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Pot Entrepreneurs Get Another Shot From the State
Illinois’ already-delayed marijuana expansion is on pause, but many of the entrepreneurs trying to be part of the industry are hoping that good things will come to those who wait.