Dec 15, 2020

Five Nurses, Doctors First to Get Vaccine in Chicago at West Side Hospital

A COVID-19 vaccination was administered for the first time Tuesday morning in Austin, a Chicago neighborhood ravaged by the virus. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called it “history in the making.”

Dec 14, 2020

Electoral College Makes It Official: Biden Won, Trump Lost

The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost.

Dec 14, 2020

Push to Rename Lake Shore Drive for DuSable Faces Bumpy Road

Renaming 17 miles of Lake Shore Drive for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, Chicago’s first permanent non-Indigenous settler, would be a massive undertaking without precedent in the city’s history, city officials told aldermen Friday.

Dec 14, 2020

Illinois’ Electors Cast Their Votes for Biden at Socially Distanced Ceremony

Illinois’ 20 members of the Electoral College played their part Monday in getting former Vice President Joe Biden to the White House, despite President Donald Trump’s continued attempts to overturn last month’s election results.

Dec 14, 2020

Coronavirus-Inspired Songs From Paul Cherry at Livestreamed Chicago Show

We catch up with local songwriter Paul Cherry, who recently performed his first show in nearly a year at Lincoln Hall — for a virtual audience. 

Dec 14, 2020

How to Manage Your Mental Health During Stressful Times

Winter is on its way, and with it comes holiday stress, seasonal depression and — this year — concerns about COVID-19. We get advice on staying mentally healthy during the pandemic.

Dec 14, 2020

How Essential Workers Who Rely on Transit Have Handled the Pandemic

Over the last nine months, the ways in which people are getting around Chicago — and their need to do so — have shifted dramatically. But the demand for public transit from essential workers has remained steady.

Dec 14, 2020

Jeannie Morris, Groundbreaking Sports Journalist and Author, Dies at 85

Trailblazing sports reporter Jeannie Morris, the first woman to cover the Super Bowl who is perhaps best known for her book “Brian Piccolo: A Short Season” that was later turned into the film “Brian’s Song,” died Monday.

Dec 14, 2020

Crain’s Headlines: Mag Mile Tax Proposal Fails

Mag Mile landlords dodge a new tax aimed at revitalizing the shopping strip following this summer’s unrest. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on this story and more.

Dec 14, 2020

December 14, 2020 - Full Show

Watch the Dec. 14, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Dec 10, 2020

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Pilsen

Pilsen has long been an enclave for immigrants, and right now, it’s a community with many residents who are struggling because of the coronavirus. 

Dec 10, 2020

Bears Desperate for Win Against 4-8 Texans

Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams previews the Bears matchup Sunday against the Texans.

Dec 10, 2020

Illinois Shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Come From Wisconsin

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines are expected to ship to Illinois and the rest of the country as soon as this weekend, with much of that shipment being stored in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Dec 10, 2020

US Panel Endorses Widespread Use of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Shots could begin within days, depending on how quickly the Food and Drug Administration signs off, as expected, on the expert committee’s recommendation.

Dec 10, 2020

Ask Geoffrey: The Peter Schuttler Wagon Works

Geoffrey Baer has the story of a famous wagon supply company once based in Chicago.