Stories by Chicago Tonight

Oct. 10, 2017 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Good Luck Out There, You’re Gonna Need It’

Viewers weigh in on bike safety following our roundup of Chicago cycling news.

Oct. 9, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Vegas Shooter May Have Also Considered Chicago

| Jay Shefsky

Mayor Emanuel says the city is safe for this weekend’s Chicago Marathon. A moment of truth for looms for the Cook County soda tax. All eyes are on the Cubs, and Mitch Trubisky makes his NFL debut Monday night.

Oct. 5, 2017 - Full Show

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Oct. 4, 2017 - Full Show

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What Are Gravitational Waves? Exploring ‘Discovery That Shook the World’

| Jay Shefsky
An artist’s impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. (Credits: R. Hurt / Caltech-JPL)

The Nobel Prize committee called it “a discovery that shook the world.” A local scientist explains gravitational waves.

Oct. 3, 2017 - Full Show

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Sept. 28, 2017 - Full Show

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Sept. 20, 2017 - Full Show

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Mavis Staples Biography Selected as New ‘One Book, One Chicago’ Title

Mavis Staples (Ben Houdijk / Flickr)

We revisit a 2014  “Chicago Tonight” interview with Greg Kot, author of the book “I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway.” 

Sept. 19, 2017 - Full Show

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Chicago-Area Vietnam Veterans Talk About Life After War

| Jay Shefsky
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Hu Totya / Wikimedia Commons)

As Ken Burns takes on Vietnam in a new 18-hour documentary, we hear from local veterans about their lives since the war.

Sept. 18, 2017 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘I Have No Sympathy for These Leeches and Roaches’

Viewers had mixed opinions about former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who granted his first prison interviews this week.

Sept. 14, 2017 - Full Show

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Chicago Joins Bidding War for New Amazon Headquarters

| Jay Shefsky

Amazon plans to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America. Can Chicago woo the tech giant and the estimated 50,000 jobs that would come with it?

Sept. 13, 2017 - Full Show

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Sept. 12, 2017 - Full Show

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Chicago Shop Plays Key Role in Keeping World’s Ensembles in Tune

We visit a little shop in Chicago for a look at how to rejuvenate pitched percussion instruments – and get a history lesson in concert tuning.