Kaleidoscope of Color

“Seeing Trees in a Different Light”

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An illuminating spectacle brightens wintry nights at the Morton Arboretum.

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No Indictment for Ferguson Officer

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November 25, 2014 - No Indictment for Ferguson Officer

In light of the grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo. Police officer Darren Wilson for any crimes related to the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, we examine the relationship between police and community residents in Chicago.

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Final Harvest of the Year

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November 25, 2014 - Final Harvest of the Year

The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan returns to the WTTW garden for the final harvest of the year just in time for Thanksgiving.

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Viewer Feedback: 11/25

Pension Reform

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November 25, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 11/25

We have your thoughts on Illinois' first attempts at pension reform in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Mayoral Candidates File Petitions to Challenge Emanuel

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November 24, 2014 - Mayoral Candidates File Petitions

The mayoral candidate field is finally set. Who's in? Who's out? We break it down.

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"Big Cat" Williams on Bears' 21-13 Win Over Bucs

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November 24, 2014 - "Big Cat" Williams on Bears' 21-13 Win

The Bears rebound from a lackluster first half to beat Lovie Smith's Buccaneers. James "Big Cat" Williams recaps the defense's four takeaways, and Jay Cutler's interception-free performance.

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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November 24, 2014 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Theater critic Hedy Weiss joins Chicago Tonight to review a roundup of shows to see before the holidays.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/21

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November 21, 2014 - The Week in Review: 11/21

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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President Touts Immigration Reform in Chicago

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November 25, 2014 - President Touts Immigration Reform

President Obama is in town to promote his executive order on immigration. We take a deeper look at how it impacts Chicago.

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KCBX Denies Petcoke Dust Problem Despite Air Quality Violations

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November 25, 2014 - KCBX Denies Petcoke Dust Problem

KCBX reduces its petcoke piles by half and says new air monitors show that petcoke dust does not leave its facility. But the EPA cites the company for two violations of national air quality standards.

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La Dolce Vita

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November 25, 2014 - La Dolce Vita

Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich has educated audiences across the U.S. about traditional Italian dishes and ways of living. Her cooking show Lidia's Kitchen explores different styles of cooking throughout Italian regions while also making it accessible for viewers. Bastianich stops by the studio to talk about her success in the food and restaurant world, as well as where her love for cooking and quality ingredients originated from.

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Author of 'The Case for Reparations' Talks Race in America

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November 24, 2014 - Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Race in America

As Ferguson, Mo. awaited a grand jury's decision, a predominant writer on race in America shared his views. 

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Illinois’ Pension Reform Found Unconstitutional

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November 24, 2014 - IL Pension Reform Found Unconstitutional

A Sangamon County judge tossed lawmakers' much touted pension reform law saying it's unconstitutional. Now it heads to the Illinois Supreme Court. What does this mean for pensioners and for Illinois, which has the worst bond rating in the nation and faces a $105 billion unfunded public employee pension liability? 

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McPier Board Set to Vote On DePaul Arena

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November 24, 2014 - McPier Board Set to Vote On DePaul Arena

The price tag for the new DePaul University arena slated to be built on the near south side appears to be growing dramatically -- as much as 75 percent more than the original estimate. The board overseeing the project is set to vote on the contract Tuesday morning. We hear from Crain's Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker.

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Pension Reform Law Struck Down

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Illinois has lost the first round in its attempt to uphold recently enacted changes to the state’s pension law. Sangamon County Court Judge John Belz has found that the pension reform law is unconstitutional and “void in its entirety.” 

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/21

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November 21, 2014-Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/21

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue the conversation online, with more about the legacy of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the post-election interactions between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn, and future job options for Pat Quinn.

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