Cardinal Francis George has died at age 78 after years of battling cancer. Chicago Tonight looks back on his life and career.
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Gov. Bruce Rauner declared DeKalb and Ogle counties state disaster areas after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the area Thursday. At least two people were reported dead in DeKalb County and dozens were injured.
Gardening season is just around the corner. To help us prepare for the upcoming season, The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan stops by our garden and studio.
Mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Jesús "Chuy" García released their financial plans for the city today. Read their plans.
Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the rating on the city of Chicago’s $8.3 billion in general obligation debt to Baa2 from Baa1 on Friday, Feb. 27.
The Associated Press reported that U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private planes owned by some of his key donors. Peoria Journal Star assignment editor and political reporter Chris Kaergard, who’s covered Schock since 2008, talks with us about the latest Schock-related headlines.
It’s official. The Chicago Bears have hired John Fox, former head coach for the Denver Broncos, as the team’s next head coach.
The Chicago Bears have had 17 head coaches since the team’s inception as the Decatur Staleys. Marc Trestman is the Bears’ current head coach. Learn more about the coaches and their records with the team.
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools says the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity’s report on Chicago charter schools is inaccurate.
Medill Grad Remembered by Professors
James Foley always wanted to be where the stories were and where the people were. Chicago Tonight talks with those who knew him during his time at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
The City Council’s Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance to require self-service gas stations to provide E15 gasoline. While the move is being touted as a way to save consumers cash, an analyst at The Heartland Institute says E15 gasoline won’t save motorists money at the pump.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she will not run for Mayor of Chicago in 2015.
Will Amendment for Independent Redistricting Be on Ballot?
Will an amendment asking voters to choose whether they'd like an independent process to redraw legislative maps actually make it to the November ballot? A lot depends on what elections officials decide today. Paris Schutz has more.
Will Walgreens & Cosi Move from Illinois?
We take a closer look at whether Deerfield-based Walgreens will move to Switzerland due to pressure from a block of investors. And could Cosi, the struggling restaurant chain also based in Deerfield, be moving out of state? Brigid Sweeney from Crain’s Chicago Business gives us the details. View a timeline of Walgreens' history.
Matt Taibbi is arguably one of the most influential journalists of his age. He's perhaps best known for his work covering the financial crisis as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine. Taibbi has a new book out called The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. He joins us. Read an article and a book excerpt.
Last week, state lawmakers passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to cut retirement benefits for some city workers. Even though the bill left out a controversial property tax hike provision, Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to sign the legislation. We discuss the effect Chicago’s reform could have statewide, and other topics, with our panel of Illinois lawmakers. Read an article.
George Lucas’s Star Wars museum could land in Chicago. Married to Chicago investment executive Mellody Hobson, Lucas has called Chicago his “second home” and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rolling out the red carpet in a bid to capture the new museum. We discuss Chicago’s chances. Read an interview with Don Welsh, Choose Chicago CEO and President.