Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García on His Mayoral Run

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October 27, 2014 - Jesús “Chuy” García on His Mayoral Run

Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García exclusively tells Carol Marin that he will run for mayor of Chicago in the 2015 election. García joins us in-studio to talk about his political future. 

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Waukegan Strike Drags On

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October 27, 2014 - Waukegan Strike Drags On

Waukegan teachers are entering their fourth week on strike -- today is day 18. Brandis Friedman talks with parents, teachers, and both sides of the negotiating table.

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How Technology is Changing Work and the Workplace

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October 27, 2014 - How Technology is Changing Work

Technological advances are changing not just our work, but our workplace as well. While creating whole new industries and products on the one hand, it also ushers in the decline of other, traditional industries. A panel of experts gives us a glimpse of what the workplace of the future may look like.

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Could Prominent Latino Get in Race For Mayor?

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Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is mulling whether or not to take on Rahm Emanuel and run for mayor, according to sources within the Democratic party, and within Chicago’s Latino and progressive communities.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 10/24

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October 24, 2014 - The Week in Review: 10/24

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

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Early Voting Snafus: Fact or Fiction?

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Monday marked the beginning of early voting in Illinois and emotions are running high in this close election. While some machine malfunctions are not uncommon in state races, the Illinois GOP is calling foul over ballot counting procedures in Rock Island and voting machine calibrations in the northern suburbs.

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Chicago’s Newly Appointed Treasurer

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October 23, 2014 - Chicago's Newly Appointed Treasurer

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Kurt Summers as the City of Chicago's Treasurer pending City Council approval.

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John Vinci

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October 23, 2014 - John Vinci

Architect John Vinci is honored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Mayor Responds to Reports of Possible Challenger

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October 27, 2014 - Mayor Responds to Possible Challenger

Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to the news of Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García  -- a prominent Latino progressive -- running against him in the 2015 election.

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Railroad Tankers

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October 27, 2014 - Railroad Tankers

Illinois communities call for tougher regulations on the increasing numbers of railroad tanker cars filled with volatile crude oil rolling through their communities. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Patriots

Bears Lose 51-23 to Patriots

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Patriots

"Big Cat" Williams joins Ann Kreiter to recap the Bears' performance at Gillette Stadium.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 10/24

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October 24, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 10/24

Joel Weisman and his guests continue their conversation, by talking about the new archbishop’s decision to not live in the cardinal’s mansion. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 10/24-10/26

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A Spooky Zoo Spectacular, Navy Pier costume contest, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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11th Congressional District Forum

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October 23, 2014 - 11th Congressional District Forum

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger are vying to represent the 11th Congressional District. They go head-to-head on Chicago Tonight’s forum.

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The Sacred Power of Vodou

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October 23, 2014 - The Sacred Power of Vodou

A new exhibition at The Field Museum looks beyond the Hollywood myths about vodou and gets to the heart of a spiritual and social force that remains an important part of daily life in Haiti.

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Wallace Kirkland

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October 23, 2014 - Wallace Kirkland

We revisit the story of photographer Wallace Kirkland, who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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