Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Latino Voices

‘Latino Voices’ Community Conversation: Investment in Youth As Summer Nears

(WTTW News) With summer quickly approaching, WTTW News reporter Joanna Hernandez moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” community conversation about investments being made in young people by local organizations. Read more >

Latino Voices

Suburban Teens Make a Match with Rugby

(WTTW News) At the west suburban Morton high schools, a full-contact team sport born in England has become an unlikely favorite among their largely Latino student body. Read more >

Black Voices

Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 21, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) A Black Voices, Latino Voices crossover conversation on Chicago’s new controversial ward map and the teen curfew debate. Plus, a local artist turning discarded materials into art. Read more >

Black Voices

Community Organizations Question Utility of Expanded Curfew Rule in Curbing Violence

People walk through Millennium Park on May 20, 2022. (WTTW News) In addition to a new rule requiring minors visiting Millennium Park to be accompanied by a “responsible adult” after 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking for an expanded curfew to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Cook County Public Defenders Take on Immigration Cases

(WTTW News) The Defenders for All Act took effect at the beginning of this year. Since then, the Cook County Public Defenders’ immigration unit says it’s taken on over a dozen cases free of charge — the largest county in the nation to do so. Read more >

Latino Voices

Latino Voices Crossover Conversation: New Ward Map Leaves Communities ‘Disappointed’

(WTTW News) Chicago City Council members voted 43 to 7 to approve a new ward map this week. The approval came after a monthslong tug-of-war between the council’s Latino and Black Caucuses over the balance of wards. The approved map has 14 wards with a majority of Latino voters — one short of the 15 wards the Latino Caucus had demanded. Read more >

Latino Voices

Suburban Teens Make a Match with Rugby

(WTTW News) At the west suburban Morton high schools, a full-contact team sport born in England has become an unlikely favorite among their largely Latino student body. Read more >

Latino Voices

La Ultima Palabra on College Faculty Diversity

(WTTW News) Dr. Alejandro Lugo has taught anthropology and Latinx studies at several colleges, including the University of Illinois. As part of our Last Word series, he gives La Ultima Palabra on the change he says needs to happen to better serve all students. Read more >

Black Voices

One Day Gamer’s Universe Convention Offers Free Gaming Fun for Chicago Teens

(Credit: Chicago Public Library) Gamer’s Universe will be held Saturday, May 28, at the Harold Washington Library. The free-of-charge gaming convention offers options for players of all levels.  Read more >

Black Voices

Black Voices Crossover Conversation: Ward Remap Process Leaves Residents Feeling Left Out

(WTTW News) The new Chicago ward map garnered enough City Council votes to dodge a referendum, but some community organizations say it reflects the same old problems. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 14, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) Connecting more people to quality internet, the latest push in bridging the digital divide. Plus, the first Black woman named to the state’s Supreme Court. And the Last Word from Chicago French Press. Read more >

Black Voices

Growing Push to Bridge Digital Divide as University of Chicago Study Highlights Deep Disparities

(WTTW News) The Internet Equity Initiative is analyzing data from the U.S. Census and city of Chicago Data Portal which shows 80% of Chicago households are online, but there are deep disparities between neighborhoods. In some neighborhoods, especially on the South and West sides, nearly 40% of the neighborhood doesn’t have internet. 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

‘Latino Voices’ Community Conversation: Investment in Youth As Summer Nears

(WTTW News) With summer quickly approaching, WTTW News reporter Joanna Hernandez moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” community conversation about investments being made in young people by local organizations. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 21, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) A Black Voices, Latino Voices crossover conversation on Chicago’s new controversial ward map and the teen curfew debate. Plus, a local artist turning discarded materials into art. Read more >

Latino Voices

Cook County Public Defenders Take on Immigration Cases

(WTTW News) The Defenders for All Act took effect at the beginning of this year. Since then, the Cook County Public Defenders’ immigration unit says it’s taken on over a dozen cases free of charge — the largest county in the nation to do so. Read more >

Black Voices

Community Organizations Question Utility of Expanded Curfew Rule in Curbing Violence

People walk through Millennium Park on May 20, 2022. (WTTW News) In addition to a new rule requiring minors visiting Millennium Park to be accompanied by a “responsible adult” after 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking for an expanded curfew to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 21, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) A Latino Voices, Black Voices crossover conversation on Chicago’s new ward map. A pilot program aimed at defending undocumented immigrants facing deportation. And a local rugby program back in action. Read more >

Black Voices

One Day Gamer’s Universe Convention Offers Free Gaming Fun for Chicago Teens

(Credit: Chicago Public Library) Gamer’s Universe will be held Saturday, May 28, at the Harold Washington Library. The free-of-charge gaming convention offers options for players of all levels.  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.