Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.
Nelson Mandela died at age 95. Watch web extra videos about the anti-apartheid icon from WTTW's archives.
On a special edition of Chicago Tonight with a live studio audience, we take a close look at the CTA’s problem-plagued rollout of its new Ventra payment system.
Carol Marin and her panel of guests look at Tuesday's historic pension vote in Springfield. View interactive graphics to see how Senate and House members voted on the bill, and read a Q&A with Republican Sen. Matt Murphy.
Pension reform passed the Illinois House and Senate today. Read official statements from politicians and policy institutes.
The Illinois Senate passes pension reform by 30-24-3. View an interactive vote graphic to see how each member voted.
Known for holding their rank and file members’ feet to the fire, Illinois legislative leaders were on the hot seat early Tuesday morning. House Speaker Mike Madigan, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R), and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) testified about the merits of their pension reform compromise before a panel of lawmakers in a prelude to today's big vote. Read an article.
In his newest WTTW special, Geoffrey Baer takes a real time machine to places all over Chicago and looks through it to see things that are now long gone. Geoffrey joins us Tuesday just minutes before the debut of the program to give us a sneak peek. Watch a video preview.
Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield this week to vote on pension reform. Carol Marin and her guests discuss the deal, and what it would mean for employees. Read the full Conference Committee Report on Senate Bill 1 and details of the proposal.
Gov. Pat Quinn officially signed what he calls “historic legislation,” and “his number one priority,” into law today. Read an article.
Besides the main arteries of museums and galleries, the Chicago area has endless capillaries of creativity.
Chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, joins us to check in on fixes to HealthCare.gov and the potential political fallout from the glitches in the 2014 midterms.
The Illinois House passes pension reform by 62-53-1. View an interactive vote graphic to see how each member voted.
The pension reform bill passes both the Illinois House and Senate. Carol Marin and Paris Schutz join us live from Springfield with the details. View interactive graphics to see how Senate and House members voted on the bill.
As one in four births in Illinois is a Latino child, advocates at the Latino Policy Forum say the Latino community needs further investment, particularly in early education. We take a look at a home visiting program designed to help mothers learn how to better prepare their children for the first days of school, so that Latino children don’t start off academically behind their peers. Read an article and watch a web extra video.
Mariano's Fresh Market is paying $36 million in cash to Safeway Inc. to take over 11 local Dominick's grocery stores. View a map of the locations.