The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday released the video depicting the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot the African-American teen 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez charges Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Alvarez acknowledges Wednesday’s release of the controversial dashcam video factored into her decision. We have the latest.
With news that Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is to be charged with first-degree murder in the killing of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald, we talk with activists and faith leaders about that decision and what reaction they expect from their community at large.
A famous photo taken in 1940s Bronzeville features the faces of five young African-American men, but their identities have remained a mystery for generations. Local history expert Geoffrey Baer is here with the story behind one of Bronzeville's most enduring images in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.
The city is bracing for the release of a potentially damning video that is purported to show a white police officer shooting African-American teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times and killing him.
"Chicago Tonight" will have a live report from Butler Field in Grant Park, where the Chicago Teachers Union promises a big display of support for their cause.
They closed some 44 years ago, but Chicago's Union Stockyards profoundly shaped the development of the city and the modern world. Dominic Pacyga, a local historian and former stockyard worker, tells the story in his new book "Slaughterhouse.” Pacyga joins us tonight.
Ready or not, the most wonderful time of the year is here. “Chicago Tonight’s” celebratory guide to the sights, sounds and tastes of the season will have you reveling in the spirit.
Brandis Friedman reports live with reaction to the video, as well as reaction from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke faces first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and is being held without bail until a judge views the police dashcam video on Monday. Van Dyke’s attorney, Daniel Herbert, joins us on “Chicago Tonight.”
Since the 1970s, humorist P.J. O’Rourke has been writing about politics, covering wars and satirizing American life. His new book, “Thrown Under the Omnibus,” collects a variety of works from his prolific career. O'Rourke joins us to discuss his new book.
Work from Koons, along with a slew of other contemporary artists, will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art's show “Surrealism: The Conjured Life."
The city of Chicago will release video this week showing a police officer shooting a teenager. We take a closer at look at the sometimes lengthy process of investigating police shootings.
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Running back Jeremy Langford gives the Bears hope. But that feel-good moment was quickly extinguished Sunday at Soldier Field. James "Big Cat" Williams is here with his take on the Bears loss to the Broncos.
We share what you had to say about some of our recent stories when we read viewer feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Thanksgiving’s so close you can almost taste it. In anticipation of the marathon day of eating, “Chicago Tonight” asked local chefs and foodies for their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Dig in!