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Jan 11, 2022

Biden on Voting Rights Passage: ‘I’m Tired of Being Quiet!’

Pounding his fist for emphasis, President Joe Biden challenged senators on Tuesday to “stand against voter suppression,” urging them to change Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation that Republicans are blocking from debate and votes.

Jan 11, 2022

Local Author’s New Children’s Book Celebrates the Art of a Well-Crafted Limerick

Bindy Bitterman’s new book “Skiddly Diddly Skat” is a celebration of limerick writing.

Jan 11, 2022

Longtime Anchor Pat Cassidy Reflects on Career in Radio News

“I just love breaking news, because I know I’m telling people things they don’t know,” said Pat Cassidy, who after 51 years as a radio news anchor has signed off. 

Jan 10, 2022

January 10, 2022 - Full Show

The latest on the standoff over in-person learning at Chicago Public Schools. Will there be school this week? The Bears chart a path forward. What local leaders plan to do about homelessness during the winter months.

Jan 10, 2022

Illinois’ Top Doc on Omicron Spike, In-Person Learning Debate

Dr. Ngozi Ezike breaks down the latest Illinois COVID-19 numbers and says the debate over the safety of in-person learning is nuanced. 

Jan 10, 2022

Nonprofit Aims to Address Homelessness as Housing Insecurity Grows During COVID-19

The leader of a Chicago nonprofit focused on homelessness says the demand for their services has skyrocketed. "We are getting inundated with calls, emails and walk-ins from people that never imagined they would ever need help like this before.”

Jan 10, 2022

Doctor Offers Tips for Regaining Sense of Smell After COVID-19 Infection

A common indicator of COVID-19 is the loss of taste and smell, which can last for months after infection, according to recent research.

Jan 10, 2022

Much to Fix in the Offseason As Bears Begin Search for New GM and Coach

The Bears’ head coach and general manager are out. James “Big Cat” Williams, former offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, gives us his thoughts on the offseason challenges the team and the incoming new coach and general manager face.

Jan 6, 2022

‘We Were Trapped’: Trauma of Jan. 6 Insurrection Lingers for Lawmakers

Interviewed before this week’s anniversary of the attack, 10 of the House members who were in the gallery talked of being deeply shaken by their experience, recalling viscerally the sights and sounds amid the chaos.

Jan 6, 2022

January 6, 2022 - Full Show

One-on-one with Mayor Lightfoot as classes are canceled for a second day. Will there be school tomorrow? Local members of congress and observers reflect on one year since the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Jan 6, 2022

No CPS Classes Friday as City, Teachers Union Still Without Safety Agreement

While a few school buildings may be open to students, Chicago Public Schools has once again canceled classes as negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union continue. 

Jan 6, 2022

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Clearing

The Clearing community on the Southwest Side of Chicago is home to many city employees and families and the southern portion of Midway Airport. We spent the day talking to people about how the neighborhood is adapting to all the changes throughout the pandemic.

Jan 6, 2022

Bears Face Vikings in What Many Expect to Be Nagy’s Last Game In Charge

The Chicago Bears aim to end a disappointing season on a high note by beating the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in what could be Matt Nagy’s last game as the team’s head coach.

Jan 6, 2022

How Far Right Extremism Has Shifted Since Last Year

The ideas that contributed to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol one year ago are still alive and well, according to experts and recent polling. A year after the violent riot, some reports show that many of these ideas have become more mainstream and the far right has gained supporters.

Jan 5, 2022

COVID-19, Political Standoff Disrupt School

Knowing that most teachers wouldn’t show, even with the warning that they would therefore not be paid, CPS canceled class for Wednesday, and now Thursday too.