WTTW News Explains: How Are Highway Exits Numbered?
Do you ever find yourself wondering how all the exits got their numbers? It’s relatively simple — but not necessarily intuitive. WTTW News Explains.
Week in Review: Anniversary of Migrant Arrivals; Questions Still Swirl Over White Sox Shooting
Local officials call for federal aid one year after asylum seekers first arrived in Chicago. Renewed calls for ethics reform. And still no answers on the shooting at Sox Park.
Aug. 31, 2023 - Full Show
One year since the first bus of migrants arrived in Chicago. The start of the school year with Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez. And a Cubs outfielder takes an artist to his workplace.
Pritzker, Johnson Press Biden to Allow Migrants to Work While Seeking Asylum
More than 2,000 men, women and children are being forced to sleep on the floors of police stations across the city and at O’Hare Airport, according to city data released by the mayor’s office Wednesday.
With Influx of Migrant Students, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez ‘Confident We Can Serve the Children’
As Chicago Public Schools has seen an influx of migrant students, CEO Pedro Martinez said the district has been able to rely on its longstanding infrastructure to make sure these new students get the education and care they need.
Local Veterans Honored in Photography Exhibit at O’Hare, Midway Airports
Photographer Thomas Sanders has made it his life’s mission to share the stories of veterans across the country. His work is currently on display in “American Heroes: Portraits of Service.”
Aug. 30, 2023 - Full Show
The fight over work permits for migrants. The latest on the shooting during a White Sox game. AI finding its place in schools. And an airport art exhibit honoring veterans.
How Educators Are Grappling With ChatGPT in Classrooms
College students juggling multiple responsibilities might find a shortcut through artificial intelligence apps like ChatGPT — but there’s concern that that shortcut cheats students out of a learning opportunity.
White Sox Shooting: Woman Denies Gunshot Wound Was Self-Inflicted, But Questions Remain
Details about the incident remain scarce, days after a 42-year-old woman was shot in the leg and a 26-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the abdomen, which occurred in the fourth inning of the Sox’s Friday game against the Oakland Athletics.
Aug. 29, 2023 - Full Show
A Chicago firefighter dies in the line of duty. Republicans calling for stronger ethics reform in Springfield. And investigating the medical records of thousands of airline pilots.
FAA Investigating Thousands of Pilots for Failing to Report Health Issues
Nearly 4,800 pilots are being investigated by the Federal Aviation Authority for potentially concealing major health issues that could have them grounded. The FAA has already ordered 60 pilots who “posed a clear danger to aviation safety” to stop flying immediately.
Illinois Republicans Call for Stronger Ethics Reforms Following Conviction of Madigan’s Ex-Chief of Staff
In May, four of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s allies were found guilty on all charges of conspiring to bribe the former speaker to shepherd and pass ComEd’s legislative agenda. Madigan’s former chief of staff, Tim Mapes, was convicted last week of lying to federal prosecutors to protect “the boss.”
As Close Aides Face Prison Time, Madigan Preps for Trial Against Undefeated Prosecutors
Madigan, 81, once so dominant that he was known as the “velvet hammer,” was at the heart of the allegations that led to 32 guilty verdicts in those trials. He now faces an uphill battle to avoid guilty convictions to match his former chief of staff Tim Mapes and longtime political confidant Mike McClain.
CTA Leaders Talk Service Boosts, Looming Challenges as Advocates Call For More Improvements
The CTA says in July of 2023, it delivered an average of 88% of scheduled rail service, compared to 71% in August of last year. And it says it delivered 96% of bus service this July, compared to 81% last August.
Aug. 28, 2023 - Full Show
The latest in our series WTTW News: A Safer City. Where the Chicago Police Department stands on the consent decree. And how communities and police can build relationships.