Local Health Officials Advise Lollapalooza Attendees to Stay Safe

Coasts performs at Lollapalloza in 2015. (CestLaVibe.com / Flickr)

With an estimated 300,000 attendees of the marquee music fest expected this weekend, Illinois medical officials are preparing for an influx of patients.

Photography Exhibition Looks at Effects of Petroleum Coke in Chicago

Petcoke piles with sprinklers at KCBX site on Calumet River, 2014. (Terry Evans / Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Photography)

For years, petroleum coke – the black, powdery byproduct of tar sands oil refineries – plagued the Southeast Chicago area along the Calumet River. Community and environmental activists protested and eventually influenced legislation regulating how the dusty byproduct is stored locally.

Photos: Democratic National Convention 2016, Day 1

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers the final speech of the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Although plenty of Bernie Sanders supporters made their voices heard, Hillary Clinton's former presidential opponent stressed for unity, declaring Clinton "must become the next president of the United States."

US Rep. Luis Gutierrez Addresses DNC, Party Unity


While the Democratic National Convention began with fissures in the party, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez says “people are coming together.”

Sanders Supporters Vocal on Day 1 of DNC

A Bernie Sanders supporter protests outside Philadelphia City Hall on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

The Illinois delegation is divided among Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters, and the latter are divided on whether or not to get behind the party's presumptive nominee. 

Illinois Democrats Urge Dick Durbin to Run for Governor

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda and finding a Democratic challenger to take him on in 2018 were the focus of the opening breakfast of the Illinois delegation on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Bernie Sanders Supporters March Through Heat on Eve of DNC

Kimmie Knapp, Penny Neiman and Kristie Sollins travelled from southern Indiana to Philadelphia to support Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

A heat wave that struck Philadelphia on Sunday didn’t keep Bernie Sanders supporters from marching the city’s streets on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

DNC: Powerful, Disjointed Illinois Democrats Arrive in Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Hall (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Dozens of high-level Illinois Democratic officials are arriving Sunday in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. It's a stark contrast to the delegation at the Republican National Convention, where hardly an elected official was to be found. Though the Illinois delegates may be united by party title, they represent a cross section of differing philosophies that in some cases are bitterly at odds with each other.

Are You Getting Enough Protection from Your Sunscreen?

A recent study by Northwestern Medicine revealed 40 percent of the top sunscreen products on Amazon did not meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommended guidelines. (Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr)

Headed to the beach? You might want to take a closer look at your sunscreen before you it layer it on—it might not be providing as much protection as you need.

The Week in Review: GOP Convention Highlights Fractured Party


The two top editors from the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times share their thoughts on the Republican National Convention. A modest tax rebate is coming to Chicago property owners. And the Cubs get back to their winning ways. Join Eddie Arruza and guests for these stories and more.

Original Chicago Cocktail: Old Shoe


It’s never been easy or popular in America to be an egghead. Just ask Adlai Stevenson, who once remarked, “the way of the egghead is hard.” For a drink befitting Stevenson’s balance and brainpower, we create the Old Shoe from equal parts Old Tom gin, vermouth and applejack.

Former IL Trump Campaign Manager on GOP Nominee


While some may find Donald Trump’s style brash, Kent Gray says people like him because “he’s an authentic truth teller.”

Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 4

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence greet the crowd at the front of the stage. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for president on Thursday, the final night of the Republican National Convention. 

Caring For Your Pets During Excessive Heat

(Fancibaer / Wikimedia Commons)

As extreme heat makes its way to Chicago, learn how to keep your pets safe. 

Weekend Best Bets: Garden Walk, Craft Beer in Lincoln Park

From flowers to brews, this weekend's Sheffield Garden Walk and Craft Beer Fest is are about the bouquets. (Courtesy Special Events Management)

Stroll through gardens, sample craft beer, watch movies under the stars, tour "green" homes and more this weekend.

Law Firm Releases Report on Civil Suits Against Chicago Police Officers


A new report clears a division of the city's law department of intentional misconduct, but makes more than 50 recommendations to improve the practices of the division, which defends Chicago police officers against allegations of misconduct and civil rights violations.