Stories by Chicago Tonight

Author’s ‘Immortal’ Story Comes to Life on HBO

Author Rebecca Skloot appears on Chicago Tonight on May 11, 2011.

A new film on HBO starring Oprah Winfrey tells the remarkable story of Henrietta Lacks. We revisit our conversation with the Chicago author who tells the story.

The Week in Review: CPS Funding Debate Comes to a Head

| Jay Shefsky

Chicago schools may close early. More fallout from the United Airlines passenger removal. The governor’s race has a new issue: abortion rights. And in sports, surprises on all fronts.

April 20, 2017 - Full Show

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Community Redevelopment in Chicago, By Design

| Jay Shefsky

Chicago’s magnificent skyline gets plenty of well-deserved attention, but what about architecture and design in our neighborhoods?

April 13, 2017 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Shame on All You Illinois Legislators’

Viewers weigh in on the complicated system of selling tax liens in Cook County.  

April 6, 2017 - Full Show

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Your Web Browsing History May Soon Be for Sale

| Jay Shefsky

President Donald Trump signed a law Monday night allowing internet providers to sell your browser history. How worried should you be?

April 3, 2017 - Full Show

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Chicago Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks Dies

The Chicago singer and guitarist known for his unique take on the blues died Saturday. He was 83.

March 30, 2017 - Full Show

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Mental Health Workers Tackle Unseen Effects of Chicago Violence

The staggering violence in some Chicago neighborhoods can't be measured by statistics alone. Mental health workers discuss the impact of repeated violence – and how to treat it.

March 29, 2017 - Full Show

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Chicago State University Postpones Decision on Administration Changes

It was widely expected that Paul Vallas would get a top job at Chicago State University on Monday. But that is not what happened.  

The Week in Review: Budget Battle Between Rauner, Mendoza Heats Up

| Jay Shefsky

The governor’s race gets crowded. Sears’ future is in doubt. Red-light cameras may become more forgiving. And Bulls fans say goodbye to Jerry Krause. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.