Stories by Chicago Tonight

Sept. 25, 2017 - Full Show

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Sept. 21, 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.

Sept. 11, 2017 - Full Show

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Florida Reels as Irma Continues Its Path North

| Jay Shefsky

Hurricane Irma leaves behind storm surge flooding, widespread power outages and serious damage to property. We get an update from Florida.

Sept. 7, 2017 - Full Show

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18-Hour Documentary Explores Human Dimensions of Vietnam War

A still image from “The Vietnam War” series from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick speak with us about their new 10-part documentary series, “The Vietnam War.”

Hurricane Irma Rips Through Caribbean, Florida Braces for Worst

| Jay Shefsky

At least 10 people have died as a result of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma, a storm widely considered to be one of the worst on record. We speak with Univision Chicago anchor Érika Maldonado via Skype from Miami.

Sept. 6, 2017 - Full Show

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Chicago World Music Festival: Around the World in 13 Days

| Jay Shefsky

If music is one of the best ways to get a taste of another culture, Chicago is in for a feast starting Friday. We get a preview.

Sept. 5, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Finally, a School Funding Compromise

| Jay Shefsky

Springfield finally passes a school funding bill. More taxes for Chicago schools. City Council cracks down on Uber and Lift. And the Bears get ready for regular season opener.

Aug. 31, 2017 - Full Show

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Aug. 30, 2017 - Full Show

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Aug. 29, 2017 - Full Show

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