Cardinal Francis George died at his residence Friday after a long battle with cancer. Services for Cardinal Francis George will be held this week at Holy Name Cathedral.
Author Peter Slevin has covered both Barack and Michelle Obama for many years. The former Washington Post reporter, who's now on staff at Northwestern University's journalism school, joins us to talk about his new book tracing Michelle Obama's family background, her upbringing and education, and her life with her husband.
Cardinal Francis George has died at age 78 after years of battling cancer. Chicago Tonight looks back on his life and career.
A new Spike Lee film about black-on-black violence that is still in early production has already stirred up controversy just with its title: Chiraq. The mayor says he doesn't like it because it stigmatizes communities and gives the whole city a bad name. We talk with a local filmmaker with an anti-violence message, as well as experts on black-on-black violence to get their take on the controversy.
CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, has quickly evolved into a spring destination. We'll speak with the new program director, who came from the Sundance Festival.
Chicagoans are solving mysteries and playing games on date night and loving it! A panel of Chicago's gamers and puzzlers will talk about how geek has become chic -- and how you can get in on the play.
The bridges spanning the Chicago River have played an intrinsic role in Chicago’s development as an epicenter of industry and transportation. It was here that a new kind of bascule bridge, or drawbridge, was innovated and engineered to perfection. Patrick McBriarty, author of Chicago River Bridges, joins us to discuss how the bridges shaped the city.
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Jack Bishop from the hit PBS television show America's Test Kitchen talks about the newest book, The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. Bishop will give us some recipes to try as well as talk about the 15th season of the hit series.
For three days starting April 30, the NFL Draft will be held in Chicago for the first time since 1964. The National Football League as well as Chicago organizers say the event will be a major extravaganza that will turn parts of downtown Chicago into professional football's second biggest event of the year. But the draft is arriving with some controversies. We hear why organizers believe the draft will be a major showcase for the city while some observers think it will be only be a showcase for the NFL.
Watch a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic; tour the largest waterwaste plant on earth; and celebrate and feast on America's favorite cured meat. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.
Oprah Winfrey is selling hundreds of items from her Chicago condo. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers gives us a guided tour of the lots before the auction takes place on April 25.
Homaro Cantu, the talented chef and owner of Moto restaurant, has died.
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, we revisit a story about a man who built – from scratch -- a full-size working replica of the 1860’s steam locomotive that pulled Lincoln’s funeral train. When Jay Shefsky introduced us to Dave Kloke in July 2014, Dave and a team of volunteers had finished the locomotive and had begun work on replica of the Lincoln Funeral Car. Chicago Tonight takes a look at the nearly complete Funeral Car.
Lyric Opera presents its annual musical, Carousel. Singers will discuss and perform two songs from the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein show.
The documentary The Homestretch premieres Monday at 9:00 pm on WTTW11. It follows three homeless young people in Chicago as they struggle to graduate high school and navigate their future. That's followed by a Chicago Tonight special edition at 10:00 pm, where host Phil Ponce sat down with three of the documentary subjects to talk about where their lives have taken them since the events of the film, and he also spoke with the filmmakers who spearheaded the project.