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. 

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.

Rudy Giuliani: Chicago a ‘Shooting Gallery’

Rudy Giuliani (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Republican former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday didn't hold back his criticism of Chicago's ballooning murder rate and the handling of it by his counterpart, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Can Trump Speech Heal Republican Divisions?

Delegates cheer during Donald Trump's speech at the RNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

The Republican National Convention has had its share of snafus and circus-like moments in its first three days. Representatives from the Illinois delegation say they hope Thursday is the night that changes all that.

Illinois Delegate Thrown Out of RNC for Racist Post


An Illinois delegate for Donald Trump had her credentials revoked after Illinois Republican officials determined she was behind a racist Facebook post.

Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 3

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepts the Republican vice presidential nomination on the third day of the RNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Day three of the Republican National Convention proved to be the liveliest one yet. Donald Trump made an appearance, Ted Cruz was booed for not endorsing Trump and Mike Pence accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination.

Illinois Delegates Erupt in Anger Over Cruz Speech

Ted Cruz speaks at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20.

First there was warm applause, then restlessness, then all-out anger and rage. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz began his speech Wednesday by congratulating Donald Trump, but he did not mention the GOP presidential nominee's name again.