Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.
Burning Bluebeard, The Fireball Santa Crawl, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.
Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García is trying to gain traction in the race to unseat Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago. Today, García unveiled a list of initiatives he believes will reduce the city's violence. But does his plan add up?
The Army Corps of Engineers moves ahead on its plan to control Asian carp and other invasive species.
Clowns relate the true story of Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire in a stunning and funny revival of a show called Burning Bluebeard at Theater Wit.
We share what you had to say about Laurie Zoloth's call to cancel the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting, high-rise fire safety ordinances in Chicago, what caused the financial problems of state municipalities considering bankruptcy, and Congressmen Aaron Schock and Mike Quigley’s comments on the 2015 federal spending bill.
Congressman Mike Quigley stops by to talk congressional priorities and the tone that was set by the spending bill passed over the weekend.
A recent exhibit at the Chicago History Museum explains how the Mile became known for being Magnificent.
The great playwright came unprepared for two things: rewrites and the city itself. “I can’t find the tranquility in Chicago to write.”
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a stunning policy shift on Cuba. We discuss the policy changes and local reaction to the news.
Chicago Tribune's award-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin stops by to discuss Maggie Daley Park and future plans for the city.
Photographer and long-time neon sign enthusiast Nick Freeman joins us to talk about his new book, Good Old Neon: Signs You're In Chicago. Freeman has documented hundreds of neon signs around Chicagoland, some of which no longer exist.
Lawmakers, dignitaries and everyday citizens came together to pay tribute to Judy Baar Topinka today. But is there any resolution to who her successor will be?
President of the American Academy of Religion Laurie Zoloth proposes her colleagues take a sabbatical from their annual conference every six years.
Vape? Bae? Lumbersexual? What do you think the Word of the Year for 2014 should be? University of Chicago linguist Jason Riggle tells us what words were on everybody's lips this year and why.