Web Extra: Chicago Tonight's First Episode

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In celebration of Chicago Tonight's 30th Anniversary, we revist Harold Washington and John Callaway in the very first episode of Chicago Tonight on April 24, 1984.

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Chicago's Ride-Sharing Controversy

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April 24, 2014 - Chicago's Ride-Sharing Controversy

Former top aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley, attorney Mara Georges joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the city’s ride-sharing controversy and more. View a graphic on ride-sharing companies in Chicago.

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Jon Langford

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April 24, 2014 - Jon Langford

Melding songs and paintings is the latest project from Jon Langford, a native of Wales and veteran Chicago rocker who shows no signs of slowing down.

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Viewer Feedback 4/24

Municipal Pension Reform

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April 24, 2014 - Viewer Feedback 4/24

We share what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer feedback. 

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Celebrating a Century

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April 23, 2014 - Celebrating a Century

Wrigley Field – then Weeghman Park—hosted its first baseball game on April 23, 1914. A century later, Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs. Eddie Arruza joins us with latest on the day’s celebrations. View a timeline.

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Truth about TIFs

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April 23, 2014 - Truth about TIFs

There may be a painless way to solve pensions without raising property taxes that is sitting right before the mayor's eyes. Paris Schutz breaks it down for us. Read a response from Mayor Emanuel's office. 

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Meet A Global Shark Tracker

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April 23, 2014 - Meet A Global Shark Tracker

Chris Fischer of OCEARCH is a man who tracks great white sharks, enabling scientists to learn about the mating, migratory patterns of the oceans’ top predator. View a graphic of some of the sharks Fischer tracks.

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Quinn Releases 2013 Tax Return

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Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn released his 2013 tax return. Read an article.

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Push for Plastic Bag Ban Advances

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April 24, 2014 - Push for Plastic Bag Ban Advances

City Council members move forward on a plan to ban plastic bags at grocery stores. Paris Schutz has the latest. 

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Political Columnist Roger Simon

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April 24, 2014 - Political Columnist Roger Simon

Back in Chicago, South Side native and Politico’s chief political columnist Roger Simon talks shop and discuss his past life as a city beat reporter. 

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Show on the Road

MY CHICAGO Debuts on WTTW

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April 24, 2014 - Show on the Road

WTTW’s newest show takes you around town with well-known residents.  Hosts Odette Yousef and Mark Bazer tell us about the new WTTW series that starts on Friday, April 25.

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Chicago Tonight Turns 30

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April 24, 2014 - Chicago Tonight Turns 30

Chicago’s premiere live, nightly news program turns 30 today. We look back at the inaugural show and 30 years of keeping you connected with the city and its community.  

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Drive Me Out to the Ballgame

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April 23, 2014 - Drive Me Out to the Ballgame

Some Wrigley Field neighbors are pushing back against the operation of the Chicago Cubs’ new remote parking lot. Ald. Ameya Pawar and community members say the free lot will attract rowdy fans, create a zoning issue. View a map of the new remote parking location.

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Shakespeare at 450

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In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, guests from Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Joffrey Ballet join us to talk about the enduring influence of the Bard. Take our quiz, test your Shakespeare knowledge, and watch the trailer to WTTW's documentary, Our City, Our Shakespeare.

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Ask Geoffrey: 4/23

St. Ignatius, "I Will" Statue, & Frog Creek

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April 23, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 4/23

Geoffrey Baer uncovers the origins of St. Ignatius College Prep's building fragments and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

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April 22, 2014 - Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

Chicago homeowners may have a familiar voice among their phone messages tonight: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Paris Schutz has the latest on how pension reform has become political. 

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