New Book Celebrates Classic Images of Chicago

(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.”

Heavy Rain Drenches Northern Illinois, Raises Concerns of Flooding


Heavy rainfall drenched northern Illinois Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And more is on the way. The Des Plaines and Fox Rivers have seen water levels rise and remain areas of concern.

Where Do School Funding and Reforms Stand in Springfield?


Illinois State Sens. Heather Steans and Karen McConnaughay report on the status of school funding and which reforms were passed this session.

Speeding Toward the Future of Driverless Cars

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You won’t find driverless cars whizzing through the streets of Chicago today. But behind the scenes, companies are testing and implementing technology for cars to navigate sans human input.

CPS Making ‘Major Changes’ to Special Ed Funding


Teachers and principals spent the past year criticizing the way Chicago Public Schools’ handles special education funding. The district now says it’s planning major changes in the new fiscal year.

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.

‘We Teach, We Don’t Preach’: Public School Teachers Find Space for Religion in the Classroom

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Dozens of Chicago-area public school teachers are getting a taste of several world religions this week as part of a course designed to increase their religious literacy.

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

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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?

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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.