Aldermen fight to keep their discretionary “menu money” funds for ward improvements to streets, sidewalks, alleys and other projects.
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The state senator jumped into the crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination for governor a month ago. He joins us in discussion.
United Airlines faces international scorn for dragging a passenger off a plane. Chicago cops oust their union president. Gov. Bruce Rauner goes on a political tour. And the Cubs raise the championship banner.
Joining us with the latest in the world of the built environment is Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic.
A behind-the-scenes look at what some think is the second most powerful position in government: White House chief of staff.
Trump says there’s “no excuse” for hundreds of Chicago shootings. Mayor Emanuel proposes a municipal ID program for undocumented immigrants. Rauner launches a campaign ad, while Democrats push their own “comeback agenda.”
Seventeen years after Mayor Daley launched his plan to transform the Chicago Housing Authority, WBEZ examines promises kept – and broken.
A look at what’s next for Obamacare and what happened to the Republican bill to replace it.
Without enough votes to pass, the House of Representatives postpones a vote on the Republican’s bill to repeal Obamacare.
Former U.S. Supreme Court clerks weigh in on the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson makes his case to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for federal help with gangs and guns. That story and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Chef Rick Bayless is just one of the highlights at this year’s three-day Good Food Festival. We speak with the event’s founder to learn more.
Cornelia Suskind tell us about her son Owen, the subject of a new documentary film.
Trump again takes aim at Chicago violence while Oprah mulls a presidential run. The Illinois Senate’s budget “grand bargain” hits a big snag. CPS may be cutting classes. And Northwestern’s buzzer beater could lead to the Big Dance.
President Donald Trump struck a less combative and more presidential tone during his address to a joint session of Congress. What’s behind the shift, and will his calls to put “trivial fights” behind help him move his agenda forward?
Hollywood produced its biggest plot twist ever at the Academy Awards featuring a best picture winner with Chicago ties.
President Donald Trump calls the media the “enemy of the American people.” We get reaction from some local editors.
Gov. Rauner wants reforms in exchange for tax hikes. CPS sues the state over discrimination. Chicago violence takes center stage again. And players report to spring training. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Get tips for separating fact from fiction in the age of fake news.
What’s been the impact of the immigration raids – and the travel ban – and what’s next?
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the federal appeals court's refusal to reinstate President Trump's travel ban and the Republican agenda.
The chef, restaurateur, author and TV host drops by to share two delicious Mexican recipes.
President Trump’s spokesman believes the travel ban is constitutional – a federal appeals court will weigh in on Tuesday.