Latino Voices

Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 22, 2024 - Full Show

Chicago officials are closing four migrant shelters. State lawmakers weigh in on Pritzker’s budget proposal. And a local group’s effort to diversify figure skating. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Group Gets Kids on the Ice With ‘Figure Skating on Your Block’

Kids learn ice skating techniques at a “Figure Skating on Your Block” class. (Courtesy of Chicago Youth Foundation) The Chicago Youth Foundation offers a new program to introduce figure skating to diverse neighborhoods across the city. Read more >

Black Voices

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 21, 2024 - Full Show

Highlights of the governor’s new budget plan. A crackdown on new dollar stores in Chicago. And rapper Vic Mensa on his effort to help asylum seekers. Read more >

Black Voices

US Department of Education Under Fire as New FAFSA Rollout Beset by Delays

(WTTW News) The first major overhaul of the FAFSA form since the Reagan era was supposed to make the process simpler and quicker. So far, that’s not been the case. Read more >

Latino Voices

Exhibit Explores Impact of Evictions With Help From People With Lived Experience

The “Evicted” exhibit runs through March 10 at the National Public Housing Museum. (WTTW News) The exhibit at the National Public Housing Museum in River North is inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted” by Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 15, 2024 - Full Show

City Council votes on a push to upend the police discipline system. Early voting locations open downtown. And we take you inside a lounge serving up Asian and Latino flavors. Read more >

Latino Voices

Early Voting Begins in Chicago for March 19 Primary. Here’s What You Should Know

(WTTW News) With early voting kicking off at two downtown locations, election officials are calling on voters to make a plan to vote early. Early voting in all 50 wards will begin March 4. The Illinois primary election is March 19. Read more >

Latino Voices

Bridgeport Restaurant Blends Mexican, Asian Cuisine: ‘We Try to Mix It All Up’

Food at Belly Bowl Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Bridgeport. (WTTW News) The owners of Belly Bowl Asian Kitchen and Lounge experiment with different spices and flavors, offering a blend of cultures. Read more >

Black Voices

Ramova Theatre to Celebrate Renovation, Reopening With All-Ages Concert From Chance the Rapper

(WTTW News) For more than 35 years, the once bustling Ramova Theatre at 35th and Halsted streets sat vacant, deteriorating in condition. But in 2017, the building was purchased for exactly $1. The goal is to make the theater Bridgeport’s staple entertainment venue. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 14, 2024 - Full Show

Concerns over the state’s care of kids awaiting placement with DCFS. How this 120-year-old silent film still says so much. And a sneak peek inside a newly renovated Ramova Theatre. Read more >

Black Voices

Public Guardian Raises Concerns About DCFS Care for Kids Awaiting Placement: ‘It’s Devastating’

Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert appears on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” on Feb. 14, 2024. (WTTW News) The person who advocates in court for children who’ve been abused or neglected said the state’s Department of Children and Family Services is not only failing to meet the needs of kids in its care — but that the situation is getting worse. Read more >

Black Voices

Deadline Approaches for Controversial ShotSpotter Renewal

A ShotSpotter microphone is pictured on Feb. 7, 2024. (WTTW News) Supporters say the ShotSpotter system is a useful tool that helps Chicago police officers get to crime scenes faster. But critics say the technology is unreliable and contributes to over policing in communities of color. 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

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 22, 2024 - Full Show

Chicago officials are closing four migrant shelters. State lawmakers weigh in on Pritzker’s budget proposal. And a local group’s effort to diversify figure skating. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 21, 2024 - Full Show

Highlights of the governor’s new budget plan. A crackdown on new dollar stores in Chicago. And rapper Vic Mensa on his effort to help asylum seekers. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Group Gets Kids on the Ice With ‘Figure Skating on Your Block’

Kids learn ice skating techniques at a “Figure Skating on Your Block” class. (Courtesy of Chicago Youth Foundation) The Chicago Youth Foundation offers a new program to introduce figure skating to diverse neighborhoods across the city. Read more >

Black Voices

US Department of Education Under Fire as New FAFSA Rollout Beset by Delays

(WTTW News) The first major overhaul of the FAFSA form since the Reagan era was supposed to make the process simpler and quicker. So far, that’s not been the case. Read more >

Latino Voices

Exhibit Explores Impact of Evictions With Help From People With Lived Experience

The “Evicted” exhibit runs through March 10 at the National Public Housing Museum. (WTTW News) The exhibit at the National Public Housing Museum in River North is inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted” by Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond. Read more >

Black Voices

Ramova Theatre to Celebrate Renovation, Reopening With All-Ages Concert From Chance the Rapper

(WTTW News) For more than 35 years, the once bustling Ramova Theatre at 35th and Halsted streets sat vacant, deteriorating in condition. But in 2017, the building was purchased for exactly $1. The goal is to make the theater Bridgeport’s staple entertainment venue. 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..