Chicago Tonight rides along with the Rev. Faith Miller and the rest of the Night Ministry for a scheduled stop in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
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Robert Nelson’s at-times tumultuous tenure as Chicago’s “harbor boss” is chronicled in his new book “Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss.”
President Donald Trump’s tax plan was formally rolled out Wednesday. As promised on the campaign trail, the plan includes several business-friendly tax measures.
Disaster scenarios near and far are daily considerations for a group of local scientists and engineers. We meet two members of the Global Security Sciences division at Argonne, nicknamed the Doomsday Squad.
Universities across the U.S. are trying to reconcile two conflicting free speech concerns: the right of students to protest controversial speakers and the right of those commentators to speak on campus.
For nearly a decade, the website Forgotten Chicago has documented the city’s storied past. Meet the site’s co-founder and editor, Jacob Kaplan.
Nationally syndicated columnist Ilyce Glink offers advice on everything from managing student debt to retirement funds.
Nearly four months into Donald Trump’s presidency, tension over foreign affairs is flaring up.
Viral videos showing a 69-year-old passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight have sparked public outrage and discussions over passengers’ rights. But will the incident have any lasting impact on air travel policies?
The Chicago Housing Authority is playing catch-up on a goal it planned to meet eight years ago. We speak with CHA CEO Eugene Jones about the city’s public housing plans.
Dan O’Brien has embarked on what he calls his “Lenten architectural pilgrimage” for about 10 years. “The artistic effort that was put into designing these spaces ... were all meant to tell a story,” he says.
The Chicago alderman joins host Eddie Arruza to discuss his run for Illinois governor.
The violinist and songwriter beat more than 6,000 entrants to be the ultimate winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest.
Carol Marin discusses the political happenings of Springfield and Chicago with Tina Sfondeles of the Chicago Sun-Times, Lauren Chooljian of WBEZ and Heather Cherone of DNAinfo.
Paul Vallas and Chicago State University Board Chairman Marshall Hatch discuss the ongoing search for university leadership and what lies ahead for the beleaguered school.
Since 2010, the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute has used motion-detecting cameras and acoustic monitoring equipment to record and document animals roaming through the city.
In his book “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” author Dan Egan chronicles the history of the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes as well as the natural and man-made dangers threatening it.
City Council is expected to vote March 29 on an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance that would restrict some street performers from major stretches of two downtown streets.
Wildlife agencies and fishermen in Illinois are using a Chinese technique to catch Asian carp, an invasive fish species threatening the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson joins us to discuss his department’s new policies and the challenges facing Chicago.
A senior White House official says President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday will have an optimistic tone and follow a “renewal of the American spirit” theme.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is supporting a bill that would require testing of groundwater near quarries where construction debris is dumped.
Editors from Trains Magazine tell us why Chicago is America's railroad capital.
Five candidates are vying for the position of 4th Ward alderman in the Feb. 28 special election. They join us to discuss their platforms.