Community leaders from around Chicago join us for an hourlong conversation about the root causes of Chicago's violence, and what can be done to stop it.
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Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to deliver a major address on violence and public safety. On Tuesday, “Chicago Tonight” will spend the full hour discussing what we know so far about Emanuel’s plan, how to address the root causes of violence and what work is already being done in Chicago’s communities.
In a recently published op-ed, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli warns that a “war on guns that focuses solely on punishment” will fail. She joins us in discussion.
Some restaurants are moving away from traditional tipping. The practice can be more stable for servers but could also mean less income. We discuss trends in tipping with a Loyola University economist.
Meet the author of a new book that takes an in-depth look at the challenges the justice system poses for minority defendants.
Trump makes a bold claim about Chicago violence. Mark Kirk says Tammy Duckworth is mocking stroke victims. CPS teachers threaten an October strike. And U.S. Cellular Field gets a new name. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants seven officers fired over their reports on the Laquan McDonald shooting. We discuss how likely that is–and why the police union says Johnson's move is out of bounds.
Three straight years of overnights, reporting on violence: Crime reporter Peter Nickeas on how that work changed him–and why he doesn't want to stop covering violence.
Despite the high-profile status you might think comes with a Michigan Avenue address, a stretch of the historic street has long been in need of some love. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin joins us with details.
The death toll after another weekend includes the son of a Chicago police officer. Dean Angelo joins us to discuss combating violence and ongoing efforts at police reform.
A visit from Carol Fisher Saller, the Subversive Copy Editor. She's here to help us make peace with changes to the English language.
A new memoir tells the story of a young mother separated from her husband during the Nigerian civil war in the 1960s. Hear how she protected her family, including future Chicago Sun-Times journalist Maudlyne Ihejirika.
Lori Lightfoot, who represents the Independent Map Amendment, and state Sen. Kwame Raoul, who introduced a competing redistricting plan earlier this year, discuss the latest in the court fight over redistricting.
The city of Chicago expands testing for lead in the water supply. Find out what you can do to make sure your drinking water is safe.
Students across the political spectrum are angry with DePaul University's decision not to allow a conservative writer and commentator to speak at an on-campus event.
Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be nominated by a major party in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a hit at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois Democratic delegates focus on finding a challenger to Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.
The latest attempt to wrest control of legislative redistricting from state lawmakers was handed a setback Wednesday morning.
The popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer” will be returning to the streaming platform with new episodes, the company announced Tuesday.
Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García is throwing his weight behind a petition calling on the Democratic National Committee to do away with superdelegates.
The latest report from Chicago’s inspector general gives a nod to ongoing efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department, but warns the process must not be rushed and community members must not be excluded.
Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential candidate. Chicago schools avoid more funding cuts. The Cubs dominate the National League All-Star team, but the American League walks away with the win. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
The award-winning series celebrates some of the stranger destinations you can visit in the U.S. The show's host and executive producer join us to talk about what you can expect from the new season, debuting this weekend.