Trump again takes aim at Chicago violence while Oprah mulls a presidential run. The Illinois Senate’s budget “grand bargain” hits a big snag. CPS may be cutting classes. And Northwestern’s buzzer beater could lead to the Big Dance.
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President Donald Trump struck a less combative and more presidential tone during his address to a joint session of Congress. What’s behind the shift, and will his calls to put “trivial fights” behind help him move his agenda forward?
Hollywood produced its biggest plot twist ever at the Academy Awards featuring a best picture winner with Chicago ties.
President Donald Trump calls the media the “enemy of the American people.” We get reaction from some local editors.
Gov. Rauner wants reforms in exchange for tax hikes. CPS sues the state over discrimination. Chicago violence takes center stage again. And players report to spring training. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Get tips for separating fact from fiction in the age of fake news.
What’s been the impact of the immigration raids – and the travel ban – and what’s next?
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the federal appeals court's refusal to reinstate President Trump's travel ban and the Republican agenda.
The chef, restaurateur, author and TV host drops by to share two delicious Mexican recipes.
President Trump’s spokesman believes the travel ban is constitutional – a federal appeals court will weigh in on Tuesday.
We remember Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a Holocaust survivor and legendary interfaith leader who late in life gave up his belief in God.
A Smithsonian ornithologist says outdoor cats are devastating bird populations.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a federal lawsuit Monday over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s executive order, which they say targets Muslims.
Republican lawmakers help President Donald Trump in his first whirlwind week in office. Democratic Congress members join us with their reactions.
The two-time Chicago Bulls champion talks about his new book, and the price of being outspoken.
Signs displaying personal messages on issues such as women’s rights, democracy, health care and LGBTQ rights were carried by many in the crowd of thousands Saturday at the Women’s March on Chicago. Take a look at what we spotted.
Illinois lawmakers join scores of others in sitting out Donald Trump’s inauguration as protests abound. More fallout from the Laquan McDonald shooting. And the Cubs visit the biggest Sox fan at the White House. These stories and more with Eddie Arruza and guests.
The statistics are stark: 762 people were killed in Chicago last year, a 58-percent increase from 2015. The University of Chicago’s Crime Lab studied the data behind the violence. We discuss the findings of its new report with WBEZ reporter Patrick Smith.
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas on his new appointment to the board of beleaguered Chicago State University.
Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant is a hot seller, but there are privacy issues.
The disastrous 2016 season is one the Chicago Bears will want to soon forget. The Bears chairman weighs in on how the team can bounce back.
What will 300,000 local patients face if Obamacare is repealed? We speak with the CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
A new WBEZ report focuses on Chicago children hurt and killed by violence in 2016.