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William Balfour; Image credit: Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Homegrown actress Jennifer Hudson was present for Day 8 of testimony in the trial involving the murder of three family members. WBEZ's Natalie Moore has the latest.

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Law of Interchange by Peggy Macnamara

Meet the Field Museum's artist-in-residence. We get a behind-the-scenes tour of a most unusual studio environment.

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Holy Name Cathedral

A new religion census reveals the results of 236 faiths polled around the country. Which religions are growing, and which are not? We break down the numbers.

"American Experience"

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Olympic hero Jesse Owens is profiled in a new PBS documentary premiering Tuesday night on WTTW11. We talk with two of Jesse Owens' daughters about his remarkable life.

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The editor-in-chief of Time Out Chicago tells us what restaurants, chefs and bars should be on your radar right now.

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The Bulls' hopes were high going into Game 1 of the NBA playoffs. But just how far can the team go without superstar Derrick Rose? ESPN Chicago's Melissa Isaacson joins us.

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Rachel Dratch

Saturday Night Live and Second City alum Rachel Dratch joins us with stories from her new book.

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A statue pays tribute to several policemen who lost their lives in a historic Chicago riot 126 years ago. Geoffrey Baer has more in this edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Habib Wardak

Find out about a musical instrument you've never heard of, and the local virtuoso who was a child prodigy when his family were Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Jay Shefsky has the story.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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Movies like He's Just Not That Into You may help love-seekers brace themselves for rejection. But how are singles supposed to find their match? The author of a new book shares his secrets on the topic.

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An Evanston native with a growing reputation as a songwriter is here to play songs from his solo debut.

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How to honor your grandmother without getting in trouble with the government. A Chicagoan's new book tells revealing stories from China's Cultural Revolution.

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William Balfour; Image credit: Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Is justice near for the slain family members of singer Jennifer Hudson? And how much does her celebrity complicate the case? We have details from the murder trial.

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An airship crash, a murder mystery, and a bloody race riot. We look at 12 days of disaster in Chicago's history.

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Alpana Singh

Master sommelier and Check Please! host Alpana Singh joins us to answer your wine and spirits questions.