Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists recap this week's headlines.
A film festival, a ball, and Halloween festivities; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.
The latest poll shows the gubernatorial race in a dead heat between the two front-runners. We analyze the numbers and the final five-day push before Election Day on Tuesday.
For the first time, Illinois voters can register and vote on the same day. Chicago Tonight takes a look behind the new law that allows Illinois voters to register to vote on Election Day.
We share your reactions to last night's U.S. Senate Forum in tonight's Viewer Feedback.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis go head-to-head in Chicago Tonight’s Senate Forum.
Rare local visit by one-time actor who worked with Boris Karloff and Walt Disney and served three tours of duty in Vietnam and…
Paul Vallas, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visits Chicago Tonight to discuss the vision he and running mate Gov. Pat Quinn have for Illinois. Republican candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti declined Chicago Tonight’s invitation to participate in a forum.
Approaching his last days as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George announces that low enrollment and limited budgets mean tough choices. The school system is closing seven schools, and consolidating six others.
Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois Governor, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his vision for Illinois and why he sees himself as the only legitimate candidate for change.
Historian Francis Fukuyama visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his new book, Political Order and Political Decay, the second volume of a sweeping study of how human societies develop good governance, and how those same societies can fall into decline.
U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced a number of school consolidations, re-purposing, and closings as part of its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling for a travel ban on visitors from West African countries most affected by Ebola, while Gov. Pat Quinn has instituted mandatory quarantine for anyone thought to be at high risk of catching Ebola. But is the science being lost in this debate? Paris Schutz has the story.
Whether you support Chicago neighborhood schools or the creation of more charters, many residents agree that something needs to be done to bolster Chicago's education system. But how did we get to this point? A new docu-series traces the history of school strife in Chicago and the issues facing our youngest generation to spur conversation and change.