True Story of Unsolved Murders at Heart of 2 Chicago Plays


Before you commit to Goodman Theatre's "2666," an epic five-hour play which touches on the true story of unsolved murders of hundreds of women along the Mexican border, you can see a play about the murders that's just 75 minutes. And free.

Inside the World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse


An enormous rooftop greenhouse on Chicago's South Side is growing crops year-round and providing the area with much-needed local produce.

Civic Federation: Illinois Needs $9.4 Billion in New Taxes by 2019 to Survive


New taxes – and lots of them. That's what Illinois will need to dig out of its current fiscal mess, according to a new report from the Civic Federation.

Aldermen Sound Off On Inspector General Ordinance


Efforts to pass a stronger plan making the City Council more accountable were sidelined yesterday. Aldermen tells us what happened behind the scenes.

Weekend Events: Black Restaurant Week, Orchid Show, New Year Parade

It’s the Weekend Agenda: Feb. 12-14


Celebrate the Year of the Monkey or surround yourself with colorful flowers (or shiny new cars) this Valentine's Day weekend. We've got something for everyone in our weekend to-do list.

Study: Loneliness Linked to Adverse Health Effects


It's the weekend for love, but Valentine's Day can leave some feeling awfully lonely. A University of Chicago neuroscientist joins “Chicago Tonight” to discuss the science of loneliness and its potential health hazards.   

‘Monster Roster’ Exhibit Spotlights 1950s Chicago Artists


In the 1950s, a loose affiliation of Chicago artists haunted by World War II tried to capture emotional intensity in their creations. Dubbed "The Monster Roster," a collection of their work is on display at the Smart Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Chicago. We take a tour.

Viewer Feedback: 'Finance Committee is Burke's Fort Knox'


Hear what viewers had to say about our web-exclusive story about a tent city in the South Loop and Carol Marin's panel of aldermen discussing expanding the inspector general's powers when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

‘Van Gogh's Bedrooms’ Opens Valentine’s Day at the Art Institute

The museum also created a real-life replica of Van Gogh's bedroom on Airbnb


Starting Sunday, the Art Institute of Chicago will exhibit all three of Van Gogh's "bedroom paintings," the famous series the Dutch artist painted of his own bedroom while living in the provincial town of Arles, France.

City Council Passes Watered-Down Version of Inspector General Ordinance


City Council today proved that it is ready for reform – just not very much reform. It was a tense debate over which reform measure to support: one that would give Inspector General Joe Ferguson broad, sweeping powers to investigate and audit aldermen, or a more hands-off approach favored by powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward). Paris Schutz has the story.

Trump, Sanders Emerge Stronger from New Hampshire Primary

Hillary Clinton Looks to Hit Reset Button

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) and Bernie Sanders (Michael Vadon / Flickr)

With Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders winning convincingly in their respective Republican and Democratic primaries on Wednesday, one thing is clear: Voters on both sides of the political spectrum seemingly want little to do with establishment candidates or politics. Our panel of political experts weighs in on the race and where it's headed.

Obama Urges Bipartisanship in Address to Illinois General Assembly


President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday afternoon—nine years to the day after he announced his run for the White House on the steps of the Old State Capitol. In a return to his old stomping grounds as a state senator, the president invoked many of the same themes from his 2007 speech.

Crain’s Roundup: More Sears Stores Closing, New Stakeholder at Tribune


Sears writes down the value of its trade name and the Sun-Times owner buys a stake in Tribune Publishing. We get the latest on these stories and more business headlines with Crain's Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer.

Ask Geoffrey: The Story Behind an Iconic 1940s Bronzeville Photo


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 encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

Studio Gang-Designed Writers Theatre Set to Open

Glencoe's Writers Theatre (Steve Hall (c) Hedrich Blessing)

The curtain is about to go up on a highly anticipated new theater on the North Shore designed by renowned architect Jeanne Gang. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the space.

Former Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan Speaks Out

Faisal Khan

As aldermen debate who should be allowed to investigate them, former City Council watchdog Faisal Khan talks about his time at City Hall and why he billed the city for a flat-screen TV.