Nearly 30 years ago, artist Keith Haring enlisted the help of 500 Chicago students to paint a 488-foot long mural. Chicago Tonight caught up with a trio of those teens who grew up to be artists themselves.
A local jazz singer joins us for her take on the musical compositions of Fred Rogers, the late host of the eponymous children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Despite the industry’s recent decline and new tariffs, Illinois’ solar market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, according to a new report.
After backing a widely reviled – and quickly repealed – beverage tax, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and several Cook County Commissioners are facing contested primaries in Tuesday’s primary election.
It’s a tumultuous election cycle across the nation as Americans wait to see how President Donald Trump’s policies may impact local races. Six congressional primary races to watch.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to not seek re-election triggered a frenzied race to replace her. Now, eight Democrats and two Republicans are vying to be the state’s top lawyer.
Ballot challenges, voting confusion, a broken assessment system, and a progressive challenge to an old-school machine politician – the Cook County assessor’s race has had no shortage of controversy.
Illinois residents have been subjected to more than 46,000 ads at a cost of roughly $30 million, making it the most expensive race in the nation “by far,” according to the Wesleyan Media Project. On Tuesday, the battle moves from the airwaves to the ballot box.
A conversation with on-again, off-again Cook County assessor candidate Andrea Raila, now that she’s on the ballot.
Voters across the state are heading to the polls. Three political reporters give us their takes on noteworthy primary races.
The Chinese tech company Foxconn wants to withdraw 7 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan for its proposed new Wisconsin plant. But would that violate the compact to protect the Great Lakes?
The Chicago Board of Elections says nearly 86,000 city residents cast ballots between Feb. 21 and March 18, surpassing the number of early voters in the 2010 and 2014 midterm primary elections combined.
More than a dozen robberies reported early Monday morning
A group of men carried out more than a dozen armed robberies in the Albany Park neighborhood early Monday, according to the Chicago Police Department.
Community organizers opposing a new wave of school closures criticized Chicago’s pursuit of landing Amazon’s second headquarters, saying minority residents are being pushed aside to make way for the tech giant.
St. Patrick’s Day festivities kicked off a day early at Brookfield Zoo last week, where seals, camels, lemurs, orangutans and gorillas got shamrock-shaped and green-colored treats.