Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Latino Voices

Working Against Wage Theft with the Office of Labor Standards

(WTTW News) Wage theft can take many forms, from failure to pay for overtime to withholding tips. The city of Chicago estimates over $400 million are stolen from workers each year here. And Latinos and immigrants are especially at risk of wage theft.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Caring for Children’s Mental Health Throughout Pandemic Poses Challenges to Latino Families

(WTTW News) Throughout the pandemic, parents have expressed concern about the toll these uncertain times might be exacting on their children’s mental health. Among Latino families, who have experienced higher infection and death rates as well as more financial insecurity, those concerns are especially acute. Read more >

Black Voices

Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, January 15, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) What’s at stake for Black voters in Illinois as voting rights bills flounder. Afro-optimism is the word for our Black Voices Book Club pick. And remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali. Read more >

Black Voices

Illinois Celebrates First Holiday Dedicated to Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

(Courtesy Florentine Films) Monday marks not only Martin Luther King Day but in Illinois, it will also recognize the first Muhammad Ali Day. To celebrate, the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition will host a virtual event honoring the boxing legend, featuring speakers including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ali’s daughter Maryum Ali. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, January 8, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) The standoff between CPS and the teachers union leaves parents in the lurch. Plus, contracts for domestic workers. And meet a local man turning his pandemic hobby into a business.  Read more >

Latino Voices

East Side Man Starts Small Business Using Tuft Love

Juan Lopez says he can make pretty much any 2-D image into a fuzzy, fluffy floor covering. (WTTW News) In the early days of the pandemic, many Chicagoans used social media to learn new skills and hobbies. One of them is Juan Lopez, a lifelong East Sider who used TikTok videos to teach himself a new skill that he turned into a small business last summer. Read more >

Latino Voices

New Law for 2022 Requires Contracts for Home Workers

The Chicago Domestic Workers Contract Mandate covers jobs like nannies, home care workers, and home cleaners. It requires their employers to give them a written contract with mutually agreed-upon terms. (WTTW News) The Chicago Domestic Workers Contract Mandate covers jobs like nannies, home care workers, and home cleaners. It requires their employers to give them a written contract with mutually agreed-upon terms. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, January 1, 2022 - Full Show

Phil Ponce hosts the 61st episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) A look back at some of our favorite Latino Voices stories of 2021: from the potential impact of the sweeping infrastructure law to a group helping refugee women start a new life, and more. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, January 8, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) Parents react to this week’s shutdown of Chicago Public Schools. The story of civil rights legend Mamie Till Mobley gets told on the small screen. Plus, a downtown office building partners with a Black-owned art gallery. Read more >

Black Voices

Showcase of African and African American Artists Comes to Prudential Plaza

A unique collaboration is bringing Black art to a popular Chicago building. (WTTW News) The exhibit titled “African Diaspora: Chicago” features 20 collage and acrylic mixed media pieces, all related to Chicago.  It opened in May, and a new collection of pieces just went up in November.  The current exhibit will run until May 22. Read more >

Black Voices

New ABC Series Tells Life of Mamie Till-Mobley

After the abduction and lynching of her son in 1955, Till-Mobley became a teacher and civil rights activist. Now her life and influence are the focus of a new limited series. (Courtesy  Chicago Sun-Times Collection, Chicago History Museum) After the abduction and lynching of her son in 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley became a teacher and civil rights activist. Now her life and influence are the focus of a new limited series. Read more >

Black Voices

Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush Announces Retirement

Rep. Bobby Rush appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom. (WTTW News) In a major announcement this week, longtime Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush announced he will not be seeking another term. 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

Working Against Wage Theft with the Office of Labor Standards

(WTTW News) Wage theft can take many forms, from failure to pay for overtime to withholding tips. The city of Chicago estimates over $400 million are stolen from workers each year here. And Latinos and immigrants are especially at risk of wage theft.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, January 15, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) What’s at stake for Black voters in Illinois as voting rights bills flounder. Afro-optimism is the word for our Black Voices Book Club pick. And remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali. Read more >

Latino Voices

Caring for Children’s Mental Health Throughout Pandemic Poses Challenges to Latino Families

(WTTW News) Throughout the pandemic, parents have expressed concern about the toll these uncertain times might be exacting on their children’s mental health. Among Latino families, who have experienced higher infection and death rates as well as more financial insecurity, those concerns are especially acute. Read more >

Black Voices

Illinois Celebrates First Holiday Dedicated to Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

(Courtesy Florentine Films) Monday marks not only Martin Luther King Day but in Illinois, it will also recognize the first Muhammad Ali Day. To celebrate, the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition will host a virtual event honoring the boxing legend, featuring speakers including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ali’s daughter Maryum Ali. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, January 15, 2022 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts the 63rd episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) Concerns over kids’ mental health are on the rise. Plus, protecting workers from wage theft, Mexican printmaking makes a comeback, and who wants a free mosaic mural? Read more >

Black Voices

‘Energy Never Dies’ Reflects on Chicago’s Black History, Culture

(WTTW News) The book “Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago” takes readers through different points in time in Chicago’s Black history and reflects on how those moments influence the creativity and achievements of entrepreneurs and artists today. 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.