Stories by Chicago Tonight

July 31, 2017 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘The Chicago Public School System Is a Failure’

We hear from you about the the school funding debate in Springfield.

July 27, 2017 - Full Show

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July 26, 2017 - Full Show

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July 25, 2017 - Full Show

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July 24, 2017 - Full Show

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New Book Celebrates Classic Images of Chicago

| Jay Shefsky
(Photo: James Blair)

Richard Cahan and Michael Williams spend a lot of time digging through old photos of Chicago, and together have created 14 stunning books. Take a look at their latest, “Chicago: Classic Photographs.”

July 20, 2017 - Full Show

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July 19, 2017 - Full Show

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July 18, 2017 - Full Show

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WTTW’s ‘Weekend in Havana’ a Look Beyond City’s Vintage Glamour

In his new PBS special, Geoffrey Baer is immersed in the city’s vibrant culture—architecture, music, dance and history—with three native Cubans as his guides.

July 17, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Rauner Cleans House After Budget Veto Override

| Jay Shefsky

A staff shakeup in the Rauner administration. Big layoffs predicted after Cook County’s soda tax is blocked in court. New owners at the Chicago Sun-Times. Big changes ahead for Lake Shore Drive. And in sports, a major crosstown trade.

July 13, 2017 - Full Show

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Brian Culbertson: Performing All About ‘Entertaining, Fun’

Award-winning musician, writer and producer Brian Culbertson joins us in conversation.  

July 12, 2017 - Full Show

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July 11, 2017 - Full Show

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‘Chicago Monumental’ Shines Light on City’s Public Art

| Jay Shefsky
(Credit: Larry Broutman)

You’ve heard Chicago described as the City of Big Shoulders and the City of Neighborhoods. Writer and photographer Larry Broutman offers yet another nickname: the City of Monuments. Learn why.

July 10, 2017 - Full Show

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July 6, 2017 - Full Show

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Retired ABC7 Reporter Paddling Length of Mississippi River

| Marc Vitali
Paddling along the Mississippi (Courtesy of Paul Meincke)

For 30 years, Paul Meincke covered local, national and international news for Chicago’s ABC7. Now, he’s in the midst of another adventure: a canoe trip along the length of the mighty Mississippi River. We check in via Skype.

July 5, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Radogno Steps Down, Budget Deadline Shows Up

| Jay Shefsky

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno resigns. Three more cops are indicted in the Laquan McDonald case. There’s talk of a high-speed tunnel to O’Hare, and Miguel Montero is out at home.

June 29, 2017 - Full Show

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June 28, 2017 - Full Show

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