Stories by Eddie Arruza

World of Robotics and Automation on Display in Chicago

They’re fast, they’re precise and in some cases they’re even ... cute. We visit the trade show Automate to get a look at the latest in robotics.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Unveils New AbilityLab

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has a new name, a new location and a much larger, state-of-the-art facility that its executives say rivals any other physical rehabilitation center in the world.  

‘Celebrating Plácido’ Highlights Accomplished Career of Opera Star

When Plácido Domingo takes the stage at Lyric Opera of Chicago this week, he will be reaching new pinnacles in a career that is already astonishing for its accomplishments and longevity. 

‘Operation Finale’ Exhibit Details Capture, Trial of Nazi Leader

(Eddie Arruza / Chicago Tonight)

An exhibit of artifacts from the capture and trial of infamous Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann.

Lyric’s Season Finale: International Cast in Tchaikovsky Favorite

Ana Maria Martinez and Charles Castronovo.

Performances from two of the international stars from Lyric Opera of Chicago’s season finale.

What Landmark Status Could Mean for Former Johnson Publishing Building

The former Johnson Publishing building is up for landmark status, but what does that mean for the future of the only black-designed high-rise in downtown Chicago?

Day Without Immigrants Protests Trump Policies

In Chicago, hundreds of protesters held a rally on the Near West Side Thursday morning before heading to the Federal Plaza in the Loop.

‘Passion for French Posters’ on Display at Driehaus Museum

When fine art and advertising joined forces: We check out a new exhibition of posters from late 19th century France.

‘Chicago Voices’ Concert Showcases Diverse Local Talent

Renée Fleming and Doug Peck talk with “Chicago Tonight” about the upcoming concert.

A major, Chicago-centric concert this weekend showcases the city’s many voices.

Survival Stories, Photos Commemorate Dark Chapter in US History

(Courtesy of CityFiles Press)

A new book and a Chicago-area survivor recall the infamous internment of Japanese-Americans that took place 75 years ago.

Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies

Eugene Cernan (NASA / Facebook)

The Chicago native died Monday afternoon at the age of 82.

Opera Star Matthew Polenzani Returns Home for ‘Magic Flute’ at Lyric

He has become one of the world’s top operatic tenors: Matthew Polenzani is back for a return engagement on Chicago Tonight. 

4 Denied Bail in Alleged Kidnapping, Torture Streamed on Facebook Live

Three teenagers and a 24-year-old woman accused in the kidnapping and torture of a mentally disabled man were denied bail Friday afternoon.

A Final Toast to Iconic Chicago Restaurant the Cape Cod Room

For 83 years, the famous and not-so famous fell in love with the Cape Cod Room. But the iconic Chicago restaurant will soon serve its last meals. We tell you why.

City Improvements: Transportation Head Talks Infrastructure Upgrades

The city of Chicago wants your feedback on new streetlights. That and other infrastructure projects with Rebekah Scheinfeld, the head of the city’s transportation department.

Chicago Airports Get Air Traffic Communications Upgrade

(Chicago Tonight)

Chicago’s air traffic controllers and the pilots they guide have a new way of communicating that officials say will improve speed and safety. We explain how it works.

A Final Toast to Iconic Chicago Restaurant the Cape Cod Room

For 83 years, the famous and not-so famous fell in love with the Cape Cod Room. But the iconic Chicago restaurant will soon serve its last meals. We tell you why.

As Recycling Rates Drop in Chicago, Officials Look to Reeducate Public

(Chicago Tonight)

Why aren't Chicagoans getting on the recycling bandwagon? What city officials are doing to reverse dropping participation rates.

What’s Next for US-Cuba Relations?

Fidel Castro. (Marcelo Montecino / Flickr)

The death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro sparks a wide range of emotions and uncertainty over the future of U.S.-Cuba relations. We have some local reactions.

North Shore Native, Virtuoso Guitarist Turns His Talent Into a Crusade

Adam Levin (Tatiana Daubek)

Adam Levin has become an international guitar virtuoso and an ambassador for the instrument. He joins us in conversation and performance. 

City Council Unanimously Approves Chicago’s 2017 Budget

The $8.2 billion spending plan doesn’t contain nearly as much pain for city taxpayers as last year’s budget, but grocery shopping could get a bit more expensive.

Shakespearean Artifacts on Display at Newberry Library

Learn about a major Shakespeare exhibit at the Newberry Library and get an exclusive look at some rare artifacts that didn’t make the cut.

Mayor: Chicago to Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, mental health officials say a growing “public health crisis” has emerged. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel assures immigrants that Chicago will remain a sanctuary city.

Chicago Composer, Trumpeter Orbert Davis on Cuba, World-Premiere Work

On Friday in Chicago, Orbert Davis presents the world premiere of a composition by one of his young Cuban protégés.

Library’s Artifacts Offer Behind-the-Scenes Look at Alexander Hamilton

How real is the man portrayed in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning show? We show you some original artifacts pertaining to Alexander Hamilton.