Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, September 11, 2021 - Full Show

Alex Hernández of Univision guest hosts the 46th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) Federal pandemic unemployment benefits end, what it means for Chicago’s labor force. Plus, a new law aimed at helping local immigrants. And La Villita’s iconic arch is up for landmark status.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Little Village Arch Granted Preliminary Landmark Status

The iconic arch that welcomes everyone to La Villita has preliminary landmark status. (WTTW News) Should full landmark status be granted, the arch will become the first symbol of Chicago’s Latino community to receive that honor, as well as the first time an architect of Mexican descent has had a structure landmarked here.  Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, September 12, 2021 - Full Show

Maternal health outcomes for Black women as a Texas law bans nearly all abortions in that state. Plus, a deeply personal book about three girls growing up in Bronzeville. And microgrants for students. Read more >

Black Voices

Caring for Black Mothers: Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health Care

(culturarte86 / Pixabay) As a Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in that state goes into effect, we take a look at what reproductive health care means for Black women.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago’s Workforce After More Than a Year Into the Pandemic

Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended on Labor Day, cutting off weekly payments to more than 300,000 people in the state.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Mexican Independence Day Parade Canceled, Fiesta Boricua Encouraging Vaccination

The pandemic has shut down the Mexican Independence Day parade for a second year, but Fiesta Boricua is going ahead with its plans. (WTTW News) The pandemic has shut down the Mexican Independence Day Parade for a second year, but Fiesta Boricua is going ahead with its plans. We talk with the event organizers about their decisions. Read more >

Latino Voices

Catching Up on Chicago Baseball

Cubs announcer Omar Ramos appears on “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (WTTW News) As the 2021 baseball regular season winds down, the Cubs and White Sox are headed in different directions. Chicago’s Spanish-language baseball announcers slide in to talk about the teams’ prospects in the postseason and next year. Read more >

Latino Voices

How Health Care Workers Are Handling COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

(WTTW News) Despite the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, some people are still hesitant to roll up their sleeves. A local medical professional talks about the reasoning behind some of this reluctancy and how it’s being addressed. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, September 5, 2021 - Full Show

The debate over police in schools as students return to the classroom. The remake of the ‘90s horror classic, “Candyman.” And a Bronzeville incubator helping young businesses think inside the box. Read more >

Black Voices

Entrepreneurs Think Outside the Box by Setting Up Shop in Shipping Containers

Boxville at 51st Street and Calumet Avenue in Chicago. (WTTW News) Most shipping containers are packed with consumer goods, but the brightly painted shipping containers in Boxville at the corner of 51st Street and Calumet Avenue are packed full of small businesses with big ambitions. Read more >

Black Voices

Fred Hampton Jr. Seeks Landmark Designation for Hampton House

Hampton House, the childhood home of former Black Panther Party activist Fred Hampton in Maywood. (WTTW News) Slain activist Fred Hampton would have turned 73 years old last month, and though he was killed more than 50 years ago, his memory and legacy still loom large. Now Hampton’s son is seeking a landmark designation for the only surviving building with ties to Hampton’s activism. Read more >

Black Voices

Do Police Officers in CPS High Schools Make Students Safer?

Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School in Chicago. (WTTW News) Whether to keep cops in schools has been a controversial subject for years. With Chicago Public Schools back in session, we hear how some high schools made the choice to remove or maintain the police presence in their hallways. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation and Judy and John McCarter.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank.

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr.; Allstate; The Chicago Community Trust; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Nicholas Antoine; Judy and John McCarter; and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.

Join WTTW News every weekend for analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, and equity and justice across the sectors of our society and in the Black and Latino communities in Chicago. Make the VOICES series your definitive source for real conversation and a platform for different voices and perspectives.

Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, September 11, 2021 - Full Show

Alex Hernández of Univision guest hosts the 46th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) Federal pandemic unemployment benefits end, what it means for Chicago’s labor force. Plus, a new law aimed at helping local immigrants. And La Villita’s iconic arch is up for landmark status.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, September 12, 2021 - Full Show

Maternal health outcomes for Black women as a Texas law bans nearly all abortions in that state. Plus, a deeply personal book about three girls growing up in Bronzeville. And microgrants for students. Read more >

Latino Voices

Little Village Arch Granted Preliminary Landmark Status

The iconic arch that welcomes everyone to La Villita has preliminary landmark status. (WTTW News) Should full landmark status be granted, the arch will become the first symbol of Chicago’s Latino community to receive that honor, as well as the first time an architect of Mexican descent has had a structure landmarked here.  Read more >

Black Voices

Caring for Black Mothers: Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health Care

(culturarte86 / Pixabay) As a Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in that state goes into effect, we take a look at what reproductive health care means for Black women.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago’s Workforce After More Than a Year Into the Pandemic

Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended on Labor Day, cutting off weekly payments to more than 300,000 people in the state.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, September 5, 2021 - Full Show

The debate over police in schools as students return to the classroom. The remake of the ‘90s horror classic, “Candyman.” And a Bronzeville incubator helping young businesses think inside the box. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation and Judy and John McCarter.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank.

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr., The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Nicholas Antoine, Judy and John McCarter, and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.