DePaul Researchers Help Narrow Data Gap in COVID-19 Testing
When the pandemic hit, city officials found there was a significant information gap when trying to collect race and ethnicity data. What researchers at DePaul University is doing to help narrow that gap.
Stocks End Another Wobbly Day Lower as Virus Cases Rise
Wall Street’s losses mounted for the second straight day Tuesday as momentum slows on worries about rising virus counts and Washington’s inability to deliver more aid to the economy.
October 27, 2020 - Full Show
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Firsthand Gun Violence: Helping Communities in Times of Need
As Chicago experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases, data shows the city’s 2020 homicide rate outpacing 2019. We speak with Jamal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, as part of our series.
What is the Future of Abortion Rights in Illinois?
Newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett recently dodged questions about how she’d weigh cases dealing with abortion. Advocates on both sides view her leanings as a primary reason she was picked for the nation’s high court.
Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice in Partisan Vote
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election.
Chicago’s Manual Cinema Animates Spooky Trailer for ‘Candyman’
A trailer for the film uses only handmade animation – not scenes from the movie – to set up the story of a supernatural killer in a Chicago housing project and his horrifying backstory. We meet the artists behind the work.
Candidate Forum: Former Judge O’Brien Aims to Unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Foxx
It’s one of the most contentious races on the Cook County ballot. Former Cook County judge and prosecutor Patrick O’Brien talks about his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Kim Foxx.
Crain’s Headlines: Illinois Gains Skilled Workers
Illinois moves up in a technology and innovation ranking as skilled workers move into the state. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer takes us behind the headlines of that story and more.
October 26, 2020 - Full Show
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‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Ashburn
Located 14 miles from the Loop, the middle-class Ashburn community has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest this summer.
Face to Face: Trump, Biden to Meet For Final Debate
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.
Bears Start Season with Best Record Since 2012
Debating the merits of the Bears 5-1 record is all the rage, but we should know if it’s for real over the next several weeks, as they face some tough teams.
Chicago to Return to ‘Scoop-And-Toss’ Borrowing, Chief Financial Officer Acknowledges
“There are points in time when scoop and toss is appropriate” and that is now the case since Chicago is facing a $1.2 billion budget gap, Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett said.
North Lake Shore Drive’s in Line for an Overhaul, and Planners Want Your Input
Lake Shore Drive is iconic, but with that status comes aging infrastructure. Transportation officials have come up with potential ways to overhaul the Drive and they’re looking for feedback.