During a testy news conference, the City Council's Black Caucus called for Mayor Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Paris Schutz joins us with the story tonight.
The Food Network host will perform a culinary variety show at the Cadillac Theater May 7.
A proposal from the Department of Labor would hold retirement advisers to what's called a "fiduciary" standard. The goal is to protect investors from advisers with a conflict of interest, but financial companies say the change will be costly and could keep many people from getting retirement advice at all. We'll take a closer look at the proposal.
Hubbard Street Dance stages a tribute to the international choreographerOct 2, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
The internationally recognized choreographer discusses his history with the Joffrey Ballet, the de-gendering of ballet, and who – if not him – acts as the true successor to the father of American Ballet.
From a new online sex ed course to an extremely rare celestial event, here are the five stories "Chicago Tonight" readers were most interested in over the past seven days.
For nearly half of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, Illinois has been without a budget. Rauner argues the budget impasse constitutes a state of emergency, which is his rationale for using an obscure rule-making procedure to cut spending and set up stricter eligibility requirements for social services. Amanda Vinicky joins us to discuss the governor’s plans.
From Alice the corpse plant to liquid water on Mars to the Chicago Bears: Test your news knowledge with this week's set of questions.
Martha Stewart, David Petraeus, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and many more notable speakers will be in town this month for Chicago Ideas Week. Tonight we’ll talk with the founder of the annual cultural event about what to expect this year.
Each year the MacArthur Foundation awards unrestricted fellowships to 20-30 talented U.S. citizens and residents working across various disciplines. Of the 24 fellows named to the Class of 2015, three are from Chicago. We meet photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier and Juan Salgado, president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino.
Gould's late field goal seals first winOct 5, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Quarterback Jay Cutler returned to his starting role after missing last week due to a strained hamstring and led the Bears to their first win of the season – 22-20 over the Oakland Raiders. Three clutch field goals by Robbie Gould sealed the victory, with the final 49-yard kick coming with just :02 left in the game. It was the 12th game-winning field goal of Gould's career.
Director Ridley Scott's "The Martian" is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. And while the famed director says he tried to adhere to a realistic scientific portrayal, Hollywood storytelling often requires some poetic as well as scientific license. We'll get reviews from two Adler Planetarium astronomers as well as a DePaul University psychology professor who's been studying the effects of long-term space missions.
Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss top stories of the week, including the issue of gun violence and a new push for tighter gun laws.
The festival kicks off Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film CenterOct 1, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Catch a restored version of Lugosi's "White Zombie," a 35 mm film considered to be the original Hollywood zombie flick.
Cutting-edge architecture built by a robot, spiders and even you! That's just a small part of what you can experience when the Chicago Architecture Biennial opens Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites around the city. Geoffrey Baer has been watching 75 top architects put the finishing touches on it all, and he's here to give us a preview.
With the over-65 population in the U.S. expected to grow significantly in the coming decades, financial exploitation of senior citizens will increase dramatically, according to a new book. We talk with the author of the book and a supervisor of the financial crimes and public corruption unit at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office about elder abuse warning signs and tips for keeping seniors safe.
Teller, the usually silent half of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks his mind about the new production of "The Tempest" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in which he weaves stage illusions into the story of an exiled duke who uses the supernatural world to protect his daughter.