Renowned Chicago jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Producing Director Mark Ingram join us to talk about what they experienced on their latest visit to Cuba.
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Despite a gradually improving economy, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has seen an increase in low-income individuals needing food assistance. Among those in need are military veterans. We hear from veterans and the executive director of the Food Depository about why servicemen and women are among those seeking help with their food needs.
What's behind the plunging price of gas and how low can it go? An oil industry analyst gives us some insights.
American illustrator Chesley Bonestell was a visionary of universal proportions. The Adler Planetarium is currently presenting an exhibition of Bonestell’s artwork. We take a look at the art and science behind his out-of-this-world paintings and how they influenced the modern fascination with what lies in the final frontier.
NASA astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins belongs to the very exclusive group of just 215 people who have visited the International Space Station (ISS). But Col. Hopkins distinguished himself during his time on the ISS in a couple of memorable ways.
Northeastern Illinois University has lofty expansion plans that have some of its neighbors up in arms. That's because a business area may be taken over through eminent domain. We have the story.
As part of the Chicago Community Trust’s #OnThetable2014, Chicago Tonight's Eddie Arruza hosted a dinner with area residents where they shared their thoughts, concerns, opinions and hopes for the region's future. Read his blog of the event and watch videos of what participants had to say.
Maggie Daley Park is taking shape with the addition of white building blocks called GeoFoam. We tell you how that will form the rolling hills of the park and how soon it may be open to the public. Read an article and view a slideshow.
An organization that helps low-income Chicago area residents with free tax return preparation offers some important tips. View a map of tax prep centers.
Scientists at west suburban Fermilab have installed the final piece on a massive particle detector called NOvA that may answer some very big questions. We go deep underground to uncover how the contraption might do that. Read an article.
The holidays would not be the same without it. We go behind the scenes to see how the Joffrey Ballet manages to keep its annual presentation of The Nutcracker fresh and new every year. Read an article.
Chris Hadfield’s journey from Canadian test pilot to commander of the International Space Station is a story of determination and hard work. He joins us to talk about his new autobiography, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. Read excerpts from the book, and watch web extra videos.
While the federal Health Care Exchange website may be plagued with problems, it hasn’t stopped so-called “navigators” from helping thousands of people enroll for health insurance in Illinois. We pay a visit to a navigator at work. Read an article.
A very bumpy start to the CTA's new Ventra payment system has forced the transit agency to change gears. We hear what some passengers have to say, and get the latest on the CTA's newly revised plan. Read an article and share your thoughts.
African-American churches are among the fervent opponents of same-sex marriage. The topic is the subject of a new book called "Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics and Fear Divide the Black Community."
It’s the world’s most powerful digital camera and it sits atop the Blanco telescope in the Andes Mountains of Chile. But it was constructed on the campus of Fermilab in far west suburban Batavia. The Dark Energy Camera officially began its work on August 31 and has already captured some amazing images of outer space. Its real mission, though, is to help scientists figure out if so-called Dark Energy is responsible for the universe’s accelerating expansion. We learn how the camera is helping scientists unravel one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos. Watch videos and view a slideshow.
It’s both a center for environmental studies and an environmentally friendly building. We go inside Loyola University’s new Institute of Environmental Sustainability. Read an article.
Retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis is a decorated survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. In 2001, he was a Public Affairs Officer on duty at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the building. He joins us 12 years after that fateful day.
It is believed to be the world’s most valuable book but you may never have heard of it. And now it’s up for auction with an estimated sale price of between $15-$30 million. We tell you what the extremely rare and pricey tome is when we get a firsthand look at it in our studio on Tuesday.