A Way with Words

New Art Show Sets Sail with a Boatload of Wordplay

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A free exhibition explores the artful use of language by contemporary Illinois painters and sculptors.

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Analyzing Airstrikes Against ISIS

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Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria have begun. Our panel discusses the decision by the United States and several Arab nations to target the Islamic militant group in the already war torn country.

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Coexisting with Wildlife

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With wildlife sightings on the rise in Illinois, we discuss how residents can coexist with animals returning to the regions they once inhabited.

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Discussing the New Archbishop Selection

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September 22, 2014 - Discussing the New Archbishop Selection

This weekend Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Bishop Blase Cupich. Our panel discusses the significance of the Vatican's appointment.  

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Turning Trees into Art

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September 22, 2014 - Turning Trees into Art

If you spent time in city parks this summer, you may have noticed trees being transformed. The Chicago Park District teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s story.

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Remembering Sheldon Patinkin

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September 22, 2014 - Remembering Sheldon Patinkin

Chicago native Sheldon Patinkin, who was part of the first generation of Chicago improvisers, died Sunday at the age of 79. 

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Blase Cupich Introduced as New Archbishop

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Saying that he was "well-prepared" for the responsibilities of leading a church of 2.2 million people, Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Blase Cupich.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 9/19

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September 19, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 9/19

Joel Weisman and his guests continue the conversation online by talking about Mary Ann Ahern’s question to Bruce Rauner.

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Mayor Emanuel Calls for Sentencing Reform

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the Illinois Legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses. Brandis Friedman has the details.

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Jets

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James "Big Cat" Williams joins Ann Kreiter to break down the Bears' second win of the season.

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‘David Bowie Is’

Exhibit on Display in Chicago

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The touring exhibition on the history, music, fashion, art, legacy, and identity of David Bowie lands in Chicago at the MCA. 

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Researchers: Greater Precautions Needed to Stop Ebola

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September 22, 2014 - Better Precautions Needed to Stop Ebola

We explore the latest recommendations from two researchers on the Ebola outbreak. 

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Locals Named MacArthur Geniuses

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September 22, 2014 - Locals Named MacArthur Geniuses

The MacArthur Foundation recently announced their 21 Genius grants winners, and five have Chicago connections. We sit down with two of  the winners to learn more about their work and their reactions to the $625,000 award. 

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Viewer Feedback: 9/22

Chicago’s Animal Care

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September 22, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 9/22

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

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Weekend Events Around Town: 9/19-9/21

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The Les Turner ALS Walk for Life, Lakeview Taco Fest, and a Concert for Peace; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 9/19

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September 19, 2014 - The Week in Review: 9/19

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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