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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Carlos Javier Ortiz’s “A Thousand Midnights” is part of the “In Acts” exhibition at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery, where a panel discussion on human rights takes place Tuesday. (Courtesy of Weinberg/Newton Gallery)

A discussion about human rights on the South Side of Chicago – including public health and criminal justice – takes place Tuesday evening at a River North gallery.

An Albany Park bar toasts the late painter each week at a colorful event. We went to check out the “happy little trees” at Nighthawk.

(Raise Your Hand Action / Twitter)

Parents and community activists protested outside the Chicago office of Senate President John Cullerton on Tuesday to demand action on a bill that would grant the city an elected Board of Education.

Simone’s Bar in Pilsen. (Connie Ma / Flickr)

Could the city’s open data portal be your new go-to website for restaurant planning?

(Pictures of Money / Flickr)

Nationally syndicated columnist Ilyce Glink offers advice on everything from managing student debt to retirement funds.

After a mild winter, spring is springing in Chicago and it’s time to get back into the garden. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan is joining us for a new season of growing in the Chicago Tonight garden. 

(Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium’s dolphin calf Kukdlaa celebrated his first birthday with positive results from a physical checkup. And with cake, of course.

Daniel Biss speaks to Cook County Democratic committeemen on March 27, 2017. (Chicago Tonight)

The state senator jumped into the crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination for governor a month ago. He joins us in discussion.

(Chicago Tonight)

Students, teachers and community members gathered outside a Little Village elementary school Tuesday to call for the reinstatement of an outspoken Chicago Public Schools teacher who faces termination.

(Don Harder / Flickr)

Chicago Tonight has learned that the city is looking at contingency plans to prevent an early closing of schools.

Watch the April 18, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."