Chicago Police Department Toughens Use of Force Standards


Chicago police officers will only be allowed to use deadly force as a last resort, according to new guidelines unveiled Wednesday by Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

Chicago’s Low-Line Project to Offer a New Urban Retreat


Unlike the popular 606 trail on the city’s Northwest Side, a new pedestrian path in Lakeview is keeping a low profile.

Hedy Weiss Reviews: ‘Objects in the Mirror,’ ‘Paradise Blue,’ More

Daniel Kyri performs in Charles Smith’s “Objects in the Mirror.” (Credit: Liz Lauren)

The Chicago Sun-Times theater critic gives us her take on highly recommended shows from the Goodman Theatre, TimeLine, Paramount and Marriott.

Chicago Sun-Times Editor: A Deal With Tronc ‘Made the Most Sense’

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The Chicago Sun-Times is up for sale and its chief rival has agreed to buy it. We hear from the editors of both newspapers.

Former Yankee Great Mariano Rivera Talks Baseball, Life With CPS Students

(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

The future Hall of Fame pitcher stepped back on the mound Tuesday, offering insights and tips to players from four Chicago Public Schools baseball teams.

Condoleezza Rice Weighs in on Trump Administration, Foreign Policy

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The former secretary of state speaks with Chicago Tonight during a one-on-one interview.

Historian’s New Book Explores ‘The American Spirit’


Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough has been called the “elder statesman of American history” and the “rememberer-in-chief.” He joins us to discuss his new book.

A Prefab Frank Lloyd Wright Home Opens to the Public This Weekend


Get a glimpse inside a rare prefab Frank Lloyd Wright house on the Southwest Side.

All Cooped Up: Renting Chickens in Chicago


The backyard chicken trend gets a leg up with the prospect of temporary ownership – and farm-fresh eggs.

UIC App Designed to Track Bipolar Disorder Wins $200K Grant


The BiAffect app, the winner in a contest using Apple’s Research Kit, was developed to predict manic episodes and depressive moods in people with bipolar disorder, based on how they interact with their cellphones.

What Should Chicago Look Like in 2050?

CTA Red Line rendering (Courtesy of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)

Self-driving cars, shuttles that come to your door with the click of a button, walkable communities—these are just a few of the alternative futures residents are being asked to consider this spring and summer.

Healthy Mice Born From 3-D Printed Ovaries

A scientist holds a bioprosthetic mouse ovary made of gelatin with tweezers. Inset: A mouse that was born from the bioprosthetic ovary lays next to its mother mouse. (Credit: Northwestern University)

Infertile mice with 3-D printed ovaries were able to give birth to healthy pups, according to a new study from Northwestern University. 

CPS to Recommend Merger of Ogden and Jenner Elementary Schools

Ogden International School (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Public Schools says it will recommend a merger of two Near North Side elementary schools after an 18-month review process fueled largely by community members.

Allegations of Racism, Sexism and Gun Dealing in City Water Department


More details emerge about alleged gun dealing, racist and sexist behavior by a politically connected subordinate at the city’s Department of Water Management.

Viewer Feedback: ‘Bigoted Comments Are Protected Free Speech’


Hear what viewers had to say about our discussion of whether or not hate crimes are on the rise.

More Than Words: American Writers Museum Opens This Week


A new chapter in Chicago’s cultural offerings begins this week.