Raider of the Lost Art

Curator of Suburban Museum Has Sixth Sense for Finding Forgotten Artwork

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A little-known Chicago artist is finally getting the attention he deserves – in Des Plaines.

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Local Chef Wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

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August 18, 2014 - Local Chef Wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

We meet the Loyola University chef and "Hell's Kitchen" winner who will be leaving for Las Vegas to work in Gordon Ramsay's restaurant. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/15-8/17

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The annual Air and Water show, an international neighborhood festival, and an interactive arts festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Exploring Chicago’s Dirt Jumps

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August 14, 2014 - Exploring Chicago's Dirt Jumps

Many of Chicago's favorite places are out in the open -- Millenium Park, Michigan Avenue, and Wrigley Field. But we also like to show you the hidden treasures, even if they're hidden in the woods. Jay Shefksy brings us to The Garden, home of Chicago’s dirt jumps.

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Two Tribune Reporters Receive Nieman Fellowship

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August 13, 2014 - Two Tribune Reporters Receive Nieman

The Nieman Fellowship, offered by Harvard University, is one of the most prestigious journalism fellowships available. Two journalists from The Chicago Tribune join us before heading off to Cambridge. 

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Don Stiernberg

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August 13, 2014 - Don Stiernberg

We revisit our conversation with Chicago’s master of the mandolin. Don Stiernberg joins us to talk about playing a traditional instrument in a modern way – and performs in studio with his trio.

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Remembering Robin Williams

The Life and Career of an Oscar Winner

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August 12, 2014 - Remembering Robin Williams

Chicago native, comedian and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died at the age of 63. We take a look back at his life and career. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/8-8/10

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The annual Chicago Korean Festival, a bubble workshop for children, and a celebration of Japanese culture; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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A ’Mockingbird’ Rediscovered

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August 7, 2014-A 'Mockingbird' Rediscovered

The author of the upcoming book, "The Mockingbird Next Door," details her friendship with Harper Lee, the reclusive author of the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Farina City

Local Actor Makes His Mark, Steps Out of Father’s Long Shadow

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Joe Farina doesn’t strongly resemble his dad -- the late actor Dennis Farina -- but he shares a similar everyman quality. 

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Local Team Plays in Little League World Series

Viewing Party to be Held for Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

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August 14, 2014 - Local Team Plays in Little League

Hundreds gathered on the south side to watch Morgan Park's Jackie Robinson West All-Star team win game one of the Little League World Series. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Meet the Beatles’ Reporter

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August 14, 2014 -  Meet the Beatles' Reporter

An English journalist was a witness to musical history when he joined the Beatles on their first U.S. tour in 1964.

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Ask Geoffrey: 8/13

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August 13, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 8/13

Geoffrey Baer peeks into a Wrigley Field teepee and goes under the dome at Preston Bradley Hall in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.

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Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall

Film Star Dies at 89

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August 13, 2014 - Web Extra: Lauren Bacall

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Lauren Bacall, 89, died in New York City. The legendary actress began a film career in the 1940s and continued to act for nearly 70 years. We revisit a conversation she had with former Chicago Tonight host John Callaway.

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Giant Heads Turn Heads in Millennium Park

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August 12, 2014 - Giant Heads Turn Heads in Millennium Park

Jaume Plensa's sculptures featuring giant heads opened to the public this summer in Chicago's Millennium Park. We revisit our talk with the Catalan Spanish artist and sculptor on his inspiration behind his latest installation.

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Contract Buyers League

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August 7, 2014-Contract Buyers League

We take a look at a little-known piece of Chicago's real estate history: the Contract Buyers League. 

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A Musical Journey Through the Aurora Borealis

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August 7, 2014 - A Musical Journey Through the Aurora Boreal

A new Science & Symphony production is premiering at the Grant Park Music Festival. It's a musical and visual journey through the Northern Lights.

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