CPS CEO Jackson: Remote Learning Not Working for Some Students
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson talks about the school district’s recently announced plan for some students to return to the classroom.
Candidate Forum: Republican Ives Aims to Unseat Casten in 6th District
Republican Jeanne Ives talks about her bid to unseat freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten.
October 20, 2020 - Full Show
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Illinois Supreme Court Battle Intensifies Ahead of Nov. 3 Election
Critics of Thomas Kilbride are making the most of their once-in-a-decade chance to toss a sitting Illinois Supreme Court justice.
COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’: Symptoms Persist for Some Patients
Months after they were initially diagnosed with COVID-19, some patients known are still experiencing a wide range of symptoms, from extreme fatigue to brain fog and hair loss. What medical experts and patients have to say about the condition.
After School’s Music Program Cut, Teacher Offers Free Lessons
Controversy Over the Chicago Police Department’s Use-of-Force Policy
The Chicago Police Department plans to adopt only five changes to its use-of-force policies out of 155 recommended by a community working group. Members of that group are now criticizing the entire process.
Parents React to CPS Plan to Reopen Schools to Some Students Next Month
Chicago Public School parents are having mixed reactions to the district’s new plan to bring some students back into the classroom before the end of the calendar year, just as COVID-19 cases in the city begin to increase again.
Candidate Forum: Campaign Veteran Oberweis Looks to Unseat Democrat Underwood in 14th District
Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis discusses his effort to unseat incumbent Rep. Lauren Underwood, a Democrat, in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
AP Explains: What’s Behind Trump’s Town Hall Answer on QAnon
QAnon followers celebrated President Trump’s response to a question during a televised town hall last week. Asked if he would completely disavow QAnon and reject its followers’ baseless beliefs, he dodged.
Crain’s Headlines: Boeing Max 737 is Coming Back
American Airlines says it’s bringing Boeing 737 Max planes back into service. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headlines of that story and more.
October 19, 2020 - Full Show
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‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Wheaton
West suburban Wheaton, home to historic Wheaton College, hasn’t been spared the health and economic hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Illinois Made It Easier to Vote, But Obstacles Remain
The election is just weeks away and early voting is in full swing. How ready are voters and election authorities?
Winning Ugly: Bears Reach 4-1 Record But Fail to Convince
The Bears have a 4-1 record after eking out a 1-point win over the Buccaneers on Thursday, but that record may flatter them. Former Bears offensive lineman James "Big Cat" Williams gives us his take.