Stories by Travis Cornejo

Weekend Events Around Town: 2/20-2/22

Chicago Volunteer Expo, Maker & Muse, and Free at First; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 2/13-2/15

The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Auto Show, and Love on Paper; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Ald. JoAnn Thompson Dies of Heart Failure

Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th) died Monday night of heart failure. Thompson, 58, overcame alcoholism and homelessness and was seeking a third term on the Chicago City Council, representing parts of Englewood and Back of the Yards. 

Weekend Events Around Town: 2/6-2/8

Snow Days Chicago, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Richard Hunt; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Remembering Andrew Patner

Photo: Israel Wright

Veteran Chicago journalist Andrew Patner passed away Feb. 3 after a brief battle with a bacterial infection. He was WFMT’s Critic-at-Large since 1998, and presented the weekly programs Critical Thinking and Critic's Choice.

Weekend Events Around Town: 1/30-2/1

International Kennel Club Dog Shows, Sixth Annual Revel Bowl, and Short Shakespeare! Macbeth; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 1/23-1/25

Stomp, Love on Paper, and the Lakeview Polar Plunge; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 1/16-1/19

Mr. Imagination, International Puppet Theater Festival, and Dave Eggers; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 1/9-1/11

The City Lost and Found, No Pants Subway Ride, and Handmade Market Chicago; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/19-12/21

Burning Bluebeard, The Fireball Santa Crawl, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/12-12/14

Redmoon's Winter Pageant, The Nutcracker, the Music Box Christmas Show; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/5-12/7

A Polar Palooza, Chicago Book Expo, and Caroling at Cloud Gate; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Chicago Tonight Studio Goes Green

For the next few weeks, Chicago Tonight will broadcast from a temporary studio as the regular set has its lights replaced with new energy-efficient lighting.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/21-11/23

Christkindlmarket, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, and the Chicago Toy & Game Fair; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

The Memory Archives Premiere

The Memory Archives aims to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors in the Chicagoland area. The joint project between Northwestern and University of Hamburg students premieres Thursday night.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/14-11/16

The Sun King, Chillfest Chicago, and the Lively Water Whiskey Festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/7-11/9

A Red Bull art show, Eric Schlosser, and Macy's Great Tree Lighting; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Archdiocese of Chicago Releases Decades of Clerical Abuse Documents

The Archdiocese of Chicago released approximately 15,000 pages of documents related to 36 Archdiocesan priests with substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. 

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/31-11/2

A film festival, a ball, and Halloween festivities; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Chicago Archdiocese Announces School Restructuring

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced a number of school consolidations, re-purposing, and closings as part of its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/24-10/26

A Spooky Zoo Spectacular, Navy Pier costume contest, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/17-10/19

A spooky pet parade, an apple pie contest, and a skelebration; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/10-10/12

The Chicago Marathon, Beer Hoptacular, and Music Box of Horrors; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/3-10/5

A mac and cheese fest, the West Town Art Walk, a Chicago Gangster Convention; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Solar Power in the City

The Institute of Cultural Affairs installed 483 solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in the Uptown neighborhood, making it the largest number of solar panels on one structure in the Chicago area outside of downtown. The institute tells us how it's part of its master plan on sustainability.