Stories by Chicago Tonight

July 20, 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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‘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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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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Viewer Feedback: ‘Hedy Weiss Deserves Our Respect’

Viewers react to our discussion about the Chicago Sun-Times theater critic.

Exhibit Reveals Creative Process, Influence of Paul Gauguin

| Jay Shefsky
Paul Gauguin. Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ, 1890–91. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, acquired by the national museums with the participation of Philippe Meyer and a Japanese sponsorship coordinated by the newspaper Nikkei, 1994.

A new exhibit at the Art Institute showcases the little-known woodworking and ceramics of artist Paul Gauguin.

June 26, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Illinois’ Budget Crisis Deepens

| Jay Shefsky

Still no budget out of Springfield. Shootings and murders dip in May. The Chicago Bulls ship Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a rare allergy puts Chicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa out the for season—and perhaps permanently.

June 22, 2017 - Full Show

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