Latino Voices

Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Latino Voices

Sueños Music Festival Returns to Grant Park Over Memorial Day Weekend for 2 Days of Latin Music and Culture

(Credit: Sueños Music Festival) And for the third consecutive year at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field, the Sueños Music Festival is set to celebrate reggaeton and Latin music artists during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 16, 2024 - Full Show

What’s behind the city’s joblessness rates among Black and Latino youth. Meet the powerful women of an ancient Mexican civilization. And Sueños Music Festival returns. Read more >

Black Voices

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 15, 2024 - Full Show

Takeaways from Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first year in office. Three Chicago journalists win Pulitzer Prizes. And after 25 years in prison, one man says he’s still fighting to prove his innocence. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Journalists Say Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporting on City’s Communities is a ‘Paradigm Shift’

An image from the Invisible Institute's website on missing Chicago women. (Provided) “We are looking at issues that have been covered for a long time, but we’re looking at them at the root. We’re seeing people as complex people that control their own stories, and that’s really important,” City Bureau senior reporter Sarah Conway said. Read more >

Latino Voices

Wonder Women of the Ancient World Visit Chicago in ‘Goddesses, Warriors and Governors’ Exhibit

“Ancient Huasteca Women: Goddesses, Warriors and Governors” runs through July 21 at the National Museum of Mexican Art. (Marc Vitali / WTTW News) Femme fatales and goddesses play for keeps at a new exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art. These deities and grande dames — etched in rock or molded from clay — are in Pilsen through July. Read more >

Latino Voices

First-Generation Students Reflect on Experiences as Rising Number of Latinos Pursuing Post-Graduate Degrees

Lupe Jimenez is pictured with her family at her graduation from University of Illinois. (Credit: Lupe Jimenez) While the number of Latinos enrolling in post-graduate degree programs has increased 81% since 2010, that group still only makes up 8% of all post-grad students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 9, 2024 - Full Show

How a funding mishap could impact local after-school programs. And more Latinos are pursuing advanced degrees — we meet a few who are celebrating their graduation this month. Read more >

Latino Voices

How a Nonprofit is Helping People Purchase Homes, Cultivate Community in North Chicago

Steven Wells and Tanais Valdillez recently purchased their first home, a “Matthew Home” in North Chicago, with the help of ReNew Communities. (WTTW News) ReNew Communities is on a mission to build 300 homes in North Chicago. The suburb has long struggled with low homeownership rates; the nonprofit says 33% of residents in the city own a home. Read more >

Black Voices

Fair’s Fight: Former Marine Still Proclaims Innocence, Despite Legal Setbacks and 25 Years in Prison

Darrell Fair, an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center who maintains his innocence after 25 years in prison, speaks with “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News) In the last 20 years, Illinois has released a spate of inmates who were wrongfully convicted, some after it was determined they were tortured into giving confessions. In fact, the state was faced with so many claims of torture that it created the Torture Relief and Inquiry Commission in 2009. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 8, 2024 - Full Show

One on one with the new leader of the state’s embattled Department of Children and Family Services. And uncovering the little-known history of Black ballerinas. Read more >

Black Voices

New DCFS Director Shares Vision for Troubled Agency: ‘It Requires Collaboration’

Heidi Mueller, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, appears on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” on May 8, 2024. (WTTW News) Heidi Mueller was appointed director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in February. She is the 13th director in 14 years. Read more >

Black Voices

The Swans of Harlem: How a Group of Pioneering Black Ballet Dancers Are Telling Their Story and Reclaiming Their Place in History

“The Swans of Harlem: Five Black Ballerinas, Fifty Years of Sisterhood, and Their Reclamation of a Groundbreaking History” (Credit: Penguin Random House) Together they made history under the direction of Arthur Mitchell, co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the first Black principal ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet.  Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Julian Grace Foundation.

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace Foundation, and Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr..

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Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Sueños Music Festival Returns to Grant Park Over Memorial Day Weekend for 2 Days of Latin Music and Culture

(Credit: Sueños Music Festival) And for the third consecutive year at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field, the Sueños Music Festival is set to celebrate reggaeton and Latin music artists during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 15, 2024 - Full Show

Takeaways from Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first year in office. Three Chicago journalists win Pulitzer Prizes. And after 25 years in prison, one man says he’s still fighting to prove his innocence. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 16, 2024 - Full Show

What’s behind the city’s joblessness rates among Black and Latino youth. Meet the powerful women of an ancient Mexican civilization. And Sueños Music Festival returns. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Journalists Say Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporting on City’s Communities is a ‘Paradigm Shift’

An image from the Invisible Institute's website on missing Chicago women. (Provided) “We are looking at issues that have been covered for a long time, but we’re looking at them at the root. We’re seeing people as complex people that control their own stories, and that’s really important,” City Bureau senior reporter Sarah Conway said. Read more >

Latino Voices

Wonder Women of the Ancient World Visit Chicago in ‘Goddesses, Warriors and Governors’ Exhibit

“Ancient Huasteca Women: Goddesses, Warriors and Governors” runs through July 21 at the National Museum of Mexican Art. (Marc Vitali / WTTW News) Femme fatales and goddesses play for keeps at a new exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art. These deities and grande dames — etched in rock or molded from clay — are in Pilsen through July. Read more >

Black Voices

Fair’s Fight: Former Marine Still Proclaims Innocence, Despite Legal Setbacks and 25 Years in Prison

Darrell Fair, an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center who maintains his innocence after 25 years in prison, speaks with “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News) In the last 20 years, Illinois has released a spate of inmates who were wrongfully convicted, some after it was determined they were tortured into giving confessions. In fact, the state was faced with so many claims of torture that it created the Torture Relief and Inquiry Commission in 2009. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Julian Grace Foundation.

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace Foundation, and Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr..