New Book Celebrates Chicago Photographers, Classic Images

(Photo: James Blair)

Rich Cahan and Michael Williams spend a lot of time digging through old photos of Chicago, and together have created 14 stunning books. Take a look at their latest, “Chicago: Classic Photographs.”

Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

(Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil)

The French Canadian circus rolled into town this week, and Chicago Tonight got a backstage pass to meet the performers.

Preckwinkle and Dart Spar Over Cook County Layoffs


Why the stalled soda tax has unleashed a war of words between Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

William J. Kelly Running as Republican Alternative to Rauner


The field of Democratic candidates running for governor is especially crowded, but there is only one Republican aiming to challenge Bruce Rauner. And he'll face the governor’s formidable campaign war chest.

Chicago Inspector General Uncovers City Worker Scandals


Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us to discuss his office’s investigative work.

Jim DeRogatis: Parents Claim R. Kelly is Holding Women in a ‘Cult’

Timothy Savage speaks at a press conference on July 17, 2017.

Parents accuse singer R. Kelly of keeping their daughter and other women in a cult. We speak with the journalist who broke the story.

Hedy Weiss Reviews an Eclectic Mix of Summer Shows


The national tour of “An American in Paris” visits Chicago starting next week. Hedy Weiss joins us with a preview of that Tony Award-winning production. 

Looking for a New Hobby? Just Axe


A Portage Park range takes a whack at bringing axe-throwing to Chicago.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: July 20-23

(Courtesy of Special Events Management)

Lush gardens, craft beer, gallery tours and the Bard—reimagined—usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

What Does It Cost to Run for Governor in Illinois?

(Jim Bowen / Flickr)

Although the primary isn’t until March 2018, fundraising puts the governor’s race on pace to be one of the most expensive such races in the country’s history. It may even break that record.

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Grilled on Property Tax System


Is the property tax assessment system in Cook County institutionally racist? Assessor Joseph Berrios addressed that question and others before a packed Cook County Board room on Tuesday. 

Ald. Dowell Voices Support to Merge 2 South Loop Elementary Schools


The 3rd ward alderman says she believes combining the schools will create a more diverse and just-as high performing elementary school, and high-quality neighborhood high school for South Loop residents. 

Techniques for Harvesting Your Garden


Summer is in full swing, and the WTTW garden is in full bloom. Lots of vegetables are ready to pick and to eat.

Meet Edwin Eisendrath, the New Chicago Sun-Times CEO


Learn more about the new CEO and the unlikely group that just purchased the beleaguered Chicago Sun-Times.

Dennis Hastert Relocated to Illinois to Serve Remaining Prison Sentence

(Courtroom sketch by Thomas Gianni)

The disgraced former U.S. House speaker, sentenced last year to 15 months in prison, returns to Chicago to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Celebrating 30 Years of Art at a Chicago Museum Without Borders


Contemporary art with Mexican roots: Celebrating 30 years at Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art.