Former Bear James "Big Cat" Williams joins us to discuss the Bears draft picks, and give us his take on Chicago hosting the NFL Draft.
Day 2: In Enemy TerritoryMay 2, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Crystin Immel returned to Auditorium Theatre to cover rounds two and three of the NFL Draft on Friday. But things didn't go as smoothly as she planned.
The Friends of the Parks says it won’t rule out a lawsuit against the Barack Obama Presidential Library even as Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign a bill aimed at squashing potential legal hurdles for the library and the George Lucas museum.
Joel Weisman and his panel of local journalists break down the week's top political, business, and sports stories.
Don your best derby hats for charity; go fly a kite with your kid; and laugh with Chicago's own Jeff Garlin. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.
A Look Into State Special FundsApr 30, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
With nearly 800 special funds operating outside the state budget, it might be a daunting task to oversee. Gov. Bruce Rauner is sweeping about $1.3 billion out of these funds to balance the budget. Who benefits from these funds and how are they being impacted? Eddie Arruza sits down with several budget watchdogs.
Chicago is already offering free community college tuition to local students, and nationwide, President Barack Obama is proposing a similar plan. The need for an affordable post-secondary education has become so urgent that these are the ideas educators and administrators are developing. We talk to the experts about why community colleges have received a renewed focus, and what they need to do to be successful.
We share what you had to say about our talk with Charles Preston of the Black Youth 100’s protests in solidarity with Baltimore, the new City Council as coalitions begin to develop, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's blueprint to Chicago's fiscal solvency.
A new City Council will be sworn in next month, and aldermen are quickly organizing into both new and old coalitions to push their political agendas. But how exactly will this new council take shape? And will it become less of a rubber stamp and more independent from the mayor’s office?
Citing the district's $1.1 billion deficit, Interim CEO Jesse Ruiz announced that the district is proposing a $160 million capital budget for fiscal year 2016 -- a significant decline compared to FY2015's approved budget of $509 million.
Day 1: From Back Room to Row One: Getting In and Staying InMay 1, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Crystin Immel is an Assistant Producer and the assignment desk editor for Chicago Tonight. She’s also a big NFL fan. We thought it would be fun to send her to the NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre to see the draft through her eyes.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists weigh in on the media coverage of the Baltimore riots.
The new, supersized NFL Draft gets underway in Chicago this evening. Just what does it mean for the city? Paris Schutz has the latest.
Treasures of Contemporary Art Gifted to Art InstituteApr 30, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
The Art Institute of Chicago last week announced a historic gift -- 42 works of pop and contemporary art have been given to the museum. We'll speak with museum President Douglas Druick about this unprecedented windfall of art.
One in five parkway trees in Chicago is threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. So what can people do to stop the shrinking of the region's tree canopy? The Morton Arboretum's CEO, Gerry Donnelly, joins us to talk about reversing tree loss.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel lays out a plan to rescue the city’s financial and debt crisis. Paris Schutz explains why that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions more in the short term.
Charles Preston is a member of the Black Youth Project 100 in Chicago. BYP has organized this week's protests in solidarity with Baltimore to show their support and also highlight structural problems in their own community.