Forum: 8th Congressional District Candidates

Candidates Peter ‘Pete’ DiCianni, left, and Raja Krishnamoorthi.

The two candidates looking to replace Democrat Tammy Duckworth make their case for why they should be elected to represent the 8th Congressional District.

Number of Registered Voters in Illinois Exceeds 8 Million


With less than two weeks until Election Day, more Illinoisans are registered to vote since record keeping began in 1970.

CTU Delays Contract Vote

(Chicago Tonight)

The CTU's full membership will hold a secret ballot vote on a tentative labor contract with Chicago Public Schools next Monday and Tuesday.

Trump, Clinton in the Home Stretch


An unusual election season is drawing to a close. We hear about the latest in the presidential campaign from “PBS NewsHour” correspondent Lisa Desjardins.

Investment Fund Aims to Rebuild Neighborhoods


Will Chicago’s new Community Catalyst Fund succeed in bringing private capital and jobs to resource-starved neighborhoods? City Treasurer Kurt Summers, who will run the new fund, tells us about it.

Chicago-Cleveland Game 2 Dominates TV Ratings, Cubs Cashing In

(Courtesy MLB)

We talk through the TV ratings and the business side of the Cubs' success with Crain's Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker.

The High Cost of the World Series in Chicago


For Chicago’s long-suffering fans to get in on the action of the Cubs’ historic championship run, they’ll have to pony up the big bucks. 

Aldermen Gripe About Lost Cubs Tickets


Aldermen are none too happy about the new ethics rules prohibiting them from purchasing face value World Series tickets. More on that and what security measures are being taken for this weekend.

Ask Geoffrey: A Special Navy Pier Edition


Geoffrey Baer answers your questions about Navy Pier and previews his new documentary about the Pier that premieres Thursday night.

From Elite Soldier to Anti-Poaching Crusader

Damien Mander (Courtesy of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation)

Meet a former elite soldier from Australia who is now using his special set of skills to combat poaching in Africa.

Forum: US Senate Candidate


Tammy Duckworth hopes to lead the Democratic Party back to the majority in the U.S. Senate. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with the candidate.

CPS Looking to Get More Students Active With New Sports Program

(Jill Carlson / Flickr)

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a new districtwide program aimed at getting more elementary school students involved in school athletics.

Groups Look to End Monetary Bail in Cook County


Should the practice of assigning bail to defendants go away? Why a growing group of stakeholders and public officials say most defendants should simply be let out for free.

Forum: Illinois Comptroller Candidates


The Democratic and Republican candidates for Illinois Comptroller join us to make the case for why they deserve your vote.

Navigating Community College Takes Support, Time for These Students


Though community college is expected to last only two years, it's a long road for many students. A look at how some students are getting plenty of support along the way.

New Mixed-Use Development Plan to Combine Libraries With Housing

The Chicago Public Library’s revamped Chinatown branch opened last year with a feng shui-influenced interior design and expansive views of the city. A design competition for three new CPL branches kicks off next year. (Steven Kevil / Wikimedia Commons)

A new partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Libraries will put affordable housing and learning centers under the same roof in three city neighborhoods.