Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Supporting small businesses this holiday season. What to expect at the Lady of Guadalupe celebration in Des Plaines. A spotlight on jingle jams and a centuries-old tradition. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Businesses Hope for Happy Holiday Shopping Season

(WTTW News) Between supply chain problems, inflation and the shadow of a pandemic, the outlook for small retail and food businesses continues to be uncertain this holiday season. Read more >

Black Voices

Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Black Voices

Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans

(WTTW News) Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that would track Chicagoans they believe to be members of gangs. But it’s not without controversy and pushback.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago Police are working on their next gang database — how the community is reacting. South Side commuters left without a place to park. And water woes in south suburban Robbins. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Businesses Hope for Happy Holiday Shopping Season

(WTTW News) Between supply chain problems, inflation and the shadow of a pandemic, the outlook for small retail and food businesses continues to be uncertain this holiday season. Read more >

Latino Voices

Local Tech Startup Opens Fund for Latino-Owned Businesses: ‘Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is’

(WTTW News) This week, CASHDROP founder Ruben Flores-Martinez announced he is putting $1 million of his own equity into what he calls the Latino Renaissance Fund, which will be distributed to 1,000 Latino-owned businesses. Read more >

Latino Voices

Put a Little Jingle into Your Holiday Jams with Sandra Treviño

Enchúfate’s Sandra Treviño. (WTTW News) If you’ve heard “El Burrito Sabanero” one too many times, a local music journalist has some suggestions for adding a little more jingle to your holiday jams. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 19, 2022 - Full Show

The future of America’s immigration policy. The power of Latinos in Chicago politics. And Cook County’s guaranteed income pilot enters its next phase. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 19, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) Black Twitter isn’t going down without a fight — what that space has meant to the Black community. A look at who profits off the Cook County tax sale. And Woodlawn neighbors caught in traffic as the Obama Center goes up. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Musician and Artist Joining Together to Inspire Next Generation

(WTTW News) Musician Nico Segal and contemporary artist Nikko Washington are engaging young artists in a creative partnership with nonprofit Play Together. The collaboration is encouraging students to create either artwork or music based on prompts.  Read more >

Black Voices

Cook County Guaranteed Income Pilot Prepares Participants for First Payments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks to participants of the Cook County Promise guaranteed income pilot on Nov. 16, 2022. (WTTW News) At an enrollment event this week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle welcomed some of the more than 3,000 participants in the Cook County Promise guaranteed income pilot. The participants, who were selected by lottery, are set to receive their first monthly payment of $500 on Dec. 15. Read more >

Black Voices

Celebrating the Culture, Conversation and Comedy of Black Twitter As Social Media Company Faces Uncertainty

(WTTW News) From the moment Elon Musk took the reins at social media platform Twitter, chaos has seemed to envelop the site. But even on Nov. 17, when the farewell tweets were flying and users feared the site would implode, Black Twitter was still Black Twittering. Read more >

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

Additional support is provided by The Field Foundation of Illinois, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace 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; Nicholas Antoine; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Julian Grace Foundation; and Judy and John McCarter.

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, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Supporting small businesses this holiday season. What to expect at the Lady of Guadalupe celebration in Des Plaines. A spotlight on jingle jams and a centuries-old tradition. Read more >

Black Voices

Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans

(WTTW News) Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that would track Chicagoans they believe to be members of gangs. But it’s not without controversy and pushback.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Christmas Concert Looks to Transport Audience to 17th Century Mexico

(WTTW News) The Newberry Consort is celebrating the holiday season with an annual concert exploring 17th century Mexican Christmas music. Read more >

Black Voices

Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans

(WTTW News) Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that would track Chicagoans they believe to be members of gangs. But it’s not without controversy and pushback.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Local Tech Startup Opens Fund for Latino-Owned Businesses: ‘Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is’

(WTTW News) This week, CASHDROP founder Ruben Flores-Martinez announced he is putting $1 million of his own equity into what he calls the Latino Renaissance Fund, which will be distributed to 1,000 Latino-owned businesses. Read more >

Black Voices

Cook County Guaranteed Income Pilot Prepares Participants for First Payments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks to participants of the Cook County Promise guaranteed income pilot on Nov. 16, 2022. (WTTW News) At an enrollment event this week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle welcomed some of the more than 3,000 participants in the Cook County Promise guaranteed income pilot. The participants, who were selected by lottery, are set to receive their first monthly payment of $500 on Dec. 15. 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.