‘Fantastic’ Voyage

Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly Creatures

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From Kenya to Brooklyn – and now Evanston – a red-hot young artist makes mythic collages from the material world.

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Discussing the November Election

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We're just five weeks away from the November election and debates are getting more heated, ads are becoming more personal, and candidate campaign offices are popping up on the city's South Side. Chicago Tonight takes a look at the key races.

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African Elephants in Danger of Extinction

Illegal Ivory Trade Fuels Extermination of Elephants

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At the current rate of extermination, the African elephant could be extinct in the wild in a few short decades. Founder of Save the Elephants Iain Douglas-Hamilton and Chicago Zoological Society president Stuart Strahl join us to discuss what can be done to curb the illegal ivory trade and save these majestic creatures.

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Magritte Brings Surrealism to Art Institute of Chicago

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The great surrealist Rene Magritte has an exhibition at the Art Institute that delves into the early part of his career, when he evolved as an artist and created many of the dream-like paintings that came to identify his signature style. We revisit our story on “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary.”

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Construction Begins at Wrigley

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September 29, 2014 - Construction Begins at Wrigley

The long anticipated $575 million renovation of Wrigley Field begins today, without a lot of fanfare. Why? And what will the ballpark look like next year? 

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Editorial Cartoon Shows Impact of Abuse

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September 29, 2014 - Editorial Cartoon Shows Impact of Abuse

A new editorial cartoon addresses the long lasting impact of abuse. The cartoonist behind the autobiographical essay stops by Chicago Tonight to discuss what he says is his best piece of work.

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White Sox Captain Paul Konerko Retires

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September 29, 2014 - White Sox Captain Paul Konerko Retires

Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko played his final game on Sunday, wrapping up a 16-year career on the South Side.  

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Weekend Events Around Town: 9/26-9/28

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest Chicago, and Randolph Street Market Festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Health Coverage in Illinois

Time Running Out for State to Apply for Federal Funds

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The governor says nearly 700,000 state residents have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But could inaction in Springfield cost the state big in federal health care funds?

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The Anniversary of Video Gambling in Illinois

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September marks two years since the controversial video gambling machines started up in Illinois.

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The Police Drummer Works with CSO

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Stewart Copeland of The Police has written a score for the silent film “Ben-Hur.” He performs it next month with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Air Traffic Recovering

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September 29, 2014 - Air Traffic Recovering

Flight delays and cancellations are expected to continue at Chicago’s two airports following a fire being set at a radar facility in Aurora on Friday.

 

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Packers

Packers Pummel Bears 38-17

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September 29, 2014 - “Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Packers

James "Big Cat" Williams breaks down the Bears' brutal loss to division rival Green Bay.

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Celebrating the First Lady of Children’s Music

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September 29, 2014 - The First Lady of Children's Music

Chicago's Ella Jenkins has been writing and performing music for children since the 1950s. She turned 90 recently, and Jay Shefsky has a portrait of the beloved and influential artist.

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Viewer Feedback: 9/29

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September 29, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 9/29

We share what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 9/26

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September 26, 2014 - Web Extra: Week In Review

Joel Weisman and his guests delve further into the upcoming mayoral election. 

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