Chicago teachers begin steps toward another possible teachers strike, as Chicago Public Schools announce big layoffs on the horizon.
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Open enrollment has just begun for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act. As President Obama's signature health care reform enters its third year, we assess the impact of the ACA on health care provision in Illinois.
Teller, the usually silent half of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks his mind about the production of "The Tempest" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in which he weaves stage illusions into the story of an exiled duke who uses the supernatural world to protect his daughter.
Chicago authors take the focus of the museum's first-ever crowdsourced exhibitOct 30, 2015 | | 0 Comments
The distinguished museum opens its mind to the power of suggestion. And it hopes the hip kids will come.
After a monthslong shutdown following an embankment collapse, the CTA Yellow Line will reopen Friday and provide free rides from its Dempster-Skokie and Oakton stations, the CTA announced.
Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown joins "Chicago Tonight" to discuss losing her endorsement from the county's Democratic Party and an apparent federal investigation into her office.
Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer as well as red meats, according to a new report by the World Health Organization’s research division. How much is too much? We discuss the findings with a dietician and a professor whose research focuses on meat sciences.
Last month, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich took part in Pope Francis' synod on the family. Cupich joins "Chicago Tonight" to discuss the synod, as well as his private meeting with Pope Francis earlier this year and other issues facing the modern church.
Defensive Miscues Doom Bears in Final MinutesNov 2, 2015 | | 0 Comments
On a day quarterback Jay Cutler continued his solid play and a patchwork offensive line managed to provide him decent protection, it was the Bears defense that ruined the mood at sunny Soldier Field. Former Bear James "Big Cat" Williams joins us for his take on the game.
International literary critic Jessa Crispin–once a frequent reviewer of books on "Chicago Tonight" as the author of the online magazine Bookslut–has written her first book, a memoir. She joins us on Monday for a discussion of the book, her favorite European cities and her take on Harper Lee's latest.
Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the guilty plea of Dennis Hastert in a mysterious hush-money case, reports of a federal investigation surrounding Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, the mayor's budget that sailed through City Council, and other top stories of the week.
Edgar Allan Poe, Monster Mash Bike Ride, Fright Fest. It's Halloween, people.Oct 29, 2015 | | 0 Comments
What will you do this Halloweekend? Check out this roundup of scary fun events.
For years, the Cook County facility that houses juvenile delinquents was under the control of the federal government. Today it was handed back to the county, and "Chicago Tonight" was there. Join us for an exclusive look inside the facility as it marks a new beginning.
In the third prime-time meeting of Republican presidential aspirants, the biggest loser of the evening appeared to be cable financial news network CNBC, which was roundly criticized by participants and observers for getting started late and for the way moderators handled the proceedings. Political communications expert Jason DeSanto joins "Chicago Tonight" to analyze the debate.
Jay Shefsky has introduced "Chicago Tonight" viewers to a wide variety of everyday Chicagoans, such as 96-year-old Evanston painter Peggy Lipschutz and beehive rescuer Dan Parizek. Now, more than 50 of Jay’s stories have been collected into season three of "Jay’s Chicago," which premieres Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on WTTW11. Jay joins us to talk more about his upcoming season.