Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Photos Documenting History of Logan Square Featured at Blue Line Station

Now through June 27, the Logan Square Blue Line station platform is a subterranean gallery featuring a selection of photographs from “The Logan Square Book — Gentrification and Preservation in a Chicago Neighborhood.” (WTTW News) Inside the Logan Square Blue Line CTA station, a subterranean gallery features a selection of photographs from a new book about gentrification and preservation in the neighborhood, which was, for decades, a predominantly Latino community. Read more >

Latino Voices

La Ultima Palabra: CAUSE Chicago

Chicagoans Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us la ultima palabra on how they say anyone – even teenagers – can create the change they want to see in their communities. (WTTW News) Chicago high school students Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us the last word on creating meaningful change in local communities. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Cemetery Tour Traces 155 Years of History Since the First Juneteenth

Oak Woods Cemetery (WTTW News) From the Civil War to the civil rights movement and everything in between, the lives of these prominent Black Chicagoans are educating others. We visit Oak Woods Cemetery for a lesson. Read more >

Black Voices

Space to GRO: New Organization Supports Black Women at U of C

The University of Chicago campus. (WTTW News) In 1921, Georgiana Rose Simpson became America’s first black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. How her trailblazing achievement is being honored at her alma mater through the new group GRO. Read more >

Latino Voices

5 Songs for Your Summer Playlist

Music journalist Sandra Treviño shares five new songs perfect for a road trip or beach day to get your summer playlist started. (WTTW News) Music journalist Sandra Treviño shares five new songs perfect for a road trip or beach day to get your summer playlist started. Read more >

Latino Voices

Latino Veterans Charter American Legion Post 939 to Build Community

The Tattler Post in Lincoln Square is the temporary home of Jason Vazquez Post 939.  (WTTW News) The American Legion counts all who served active duty in any branch of the U.S. armed forces as members. But for young Latino veterans like Marcos Torres and Daniel Del Rivero, it didn’t seem like a place for them. Read more >

Latino Voices

Summer Water Safety Tips for Pools and Beaches

Lifeguards are not at every beach. Not there at all hours nor all times of year. So look into your beach’s lifeguard coverage ahead of time. (WTTW News) Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer in Chicago and for many that means it’s time to visit the city’s lakefront beaches. But fun in the water can also lead to tragedy. Read more >

Latino Voices

Local Doctors Question Move to Drop Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated People

People wearing masks line up for a food drive in Brighton Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side on April 23, 2020. (WTTW News) Some local doctors say scrapping mask mandates is premature, and increases the risk of COVID-19 for essential workers, many of whom are Latino. Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: Chrystal Whitfield

Chrystal Whitfield gives us The Last Word. (WTTW News) The creator of an Englewood community garden talks about the healing power of growing food as part of our ongoing series. Read more >

Black Voices

Social Justice Organizations Reflect on 2020 as Floyd Anniversary Nears

Protesters march along Dearborn Street while holding a sign honoring George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News) One year ago, the world watched a horrific, pivotal video of George Floyd gasping for air under the knee of former police Officer Derek Chauvin. We reflect on the lessons of the past year as local and national organizations continue their push for social justice and equity. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 16, 2021 - Full Show

We comb through efforts to end discrimination against Black hairstyles. The Black engineering firm steering CTA’s modernization. And we share the mic with WBEZ host Sasha-Ann Simons. Read more >

Black Voices

Illinois Senate Bill Addresses Black Hair Discrimination in Schools Across State

(WTTW News file photo) Black hair has been politicized, penalized and legislated throughout history. As a bill addressing hair discrimination heads to the Illinois House, we break down the politics of Black hair. 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

Photos Documenting History of Logan Square Featured at Blue Line Station

Now through June 27, the Logan Square Blue Line station platform is a subterranean gallery featuring a selection of photographs from “The Logan Square Book — Gentrification and Preservation in a Chicago Neighborhood.” (WTTW News) Inside the Logan Square Blue Line CTA station, a subterranean gallery features a selection of photographs from a new book about gentrification and preservation in the neighborhood, which was, for decades, a predominantly Latino community. Read more >

Black Voices

Cemetery Tour Traces 155 Years of History Since the First Juneteenth

Oak Woods Cemetery (WTTW News) From the Civil War to the civil rights movement and everything in between, the lives of these prominent Black Chicagoans are educating others. We visit Oak Woods Cemetery for a lesson. Read more >

Latino Voices

La Ultima Palabra: CAUSE Chicago

Chicagoans Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us la ultima palabra on how they say anyone – even teenagers – can create the change they want to see in their communities. (WTTW News) Chicago high school students Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us the last word on creating meaningful change in local communities. Read more >

Black Voices

Space to GRO: New Organization Supports Black Women at U of C

The University of Chicago campus. (WTTW News) In 1921, Georgiana Rose Simpson became America’s first black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. How her trailblazing achievement is being honored at her alma mater through the new group GRO. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 19, 2021 - Full Show

A fight to save historic city housing. Capturing a changing Logan Square. The life and work of renowned artist Frida Kahlo. And two high schoolers on making a difference in their communities.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 20, 2021 - Full Show

We celebrate Juneteenth by tracing history through a cemetery of prominent Chicagoans, remembering one of the first Black women to receive her Ph.D. and sitting down with an award-winning chef. 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.