Politics and progressive rock may not sound like a natural pairing. But for most of 2016, they dominated Dave Weigel’s life.
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For many parents, questions of hygiene and health weigh heavily on their minds. A new book argues that a fixation on cleanliness won’t lead to healthier children.
Police kill the Belleville gunman who fired on GOP congressmen. A lawsuit aims to force federal oversight of Chicago Police reform. And Dwyane Wade could make a deal to return to the Bulls.
Comey says Trump lied about his firing. More candidates jump into the governor’s race. And the MLB investigates an abuse claim against the Cubs’ Addison Russell. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have cities with high-profile public targets eyeing their security for potential vulnerabilities.
A dramatic transformation in the Lawndale Triangle, after two years of hard work. “When you sit here, you feel a sense of peace,” said one community organizer.
Author Laura Kipnis joins Chicago Tonight for a conversation about her book “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.”
Harnessing the power of the human body to prevent illness – that’s the goal behind a $100 million gift to the University of Chicago Medicine.
As many Chicago cyclists are starting to shake off the winter cobwebs and get back on their bikes, we take a look at what they can expect this summer.
Though best known for his multimedia contemporary art, Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is also a prolific photographer. We visit an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography showcasing his work.
The two-state solution, relations with the Saudis, and U.S. involvement in NATO are all on the table as the president embarks on his first trip abroad.
In his new book, historian and author David Garrow traces how Barack Obama’s life led him to the presidency – and paints a complicated, sometimes critical portrait of a polarizing and iconic figure.
Get a glimpse inside a rare prefab Frank Lloyd Wright house on the Southwest Side.
President Trump fires the FBI director investigating his connections to Russia. Lawmakers put Gov. Rauner in a bind on the “abortion bill.” And the Cubs early season struggles continue.
After two high-profile stories about troubling judicial conduct, a look at judges’ ethical responsibilities and the quality of the county judiciary.
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO is sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan finally meet. And the Bears make a surprise draft move.
New technology lets police investigate whether drivers were using their cell phones moments before an accident. Could it curb texting while driving?
The debate over President Trump’s executive order on skilled foreign workers.
A coalition of community organizers are trying to get the Obama Foundation, the city, and the University of Chicago to commit to creating jobs and not displacing area residents.
Can the city and Chicago Public Schools get on the road to fiscal health without bankruptcy? Lessons from other cities.
An Albany Park bar toasts the late painter each week at a colorful event. We went to check out the “happy little trees” at Nighthawk.
From handwritten lyrics to vintage instruments to iconic outfits, a new look at 50 years of the Rolling Stones.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle weigh in on the latest developments in Springfield.