A costly deal averts a teachers strike. The mayor paints a rosy picture of city finances, but the county budget is grim. Donald Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. And the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
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The second presidential debate starts off frosty and quickly gets personal. Analysis of how the two candidates performed.
Cook County will soon require employers to provide as many as five paid sick days for workers. Hear from one of the law's sponsors, and find out why some businesses are opposed.
The son of Chicago native Curtis Mayfield tells the musical great's story in the new book “Traveling Soul.” Todd Mayfield tells us about his talented father's turbulent life.
Community leaders from around Chicago join us for an hourlong conversation about the root causes of Chicago's violence, and what can be done to stop it.
Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to deliver a major address on violence and public safety. On Tuesday, “Chicago Tonight” will spend the full hour discussing what we know so far about Emanuel’s plan, how to address the root causes of violence and what work is already being done in Chicago’s communities.
In a recently published op-ed, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli warns that a “war on guns that focuses solely on punishment” will fail. She joins us in discussion.
Some restaurants are moving away from traditional tipping. The practice can be more stable for servers but could also mean less income. We discuss trends in tipping with a Loyola University economist.
Meet the author of a new book that takes an in-depth look at the challenges the justice system poses for minority defendants.
Trump makes a bold claim about Chicago violence. Mark Kirk says Tammy Duckworth is mocking stroke victims. CPS teachers threaten an October strike. And U.S. Cellular Field gets a new name. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants seven officers fired over their reports on the Laquan McDonald shooting. We discuss how likely that is–and why the police union says Johnson's move is out of bounds.
Three straight years of overnights, reporting on violence: Crime reporter Peter Nickeas on how that work changed him–and why he doesn't want to stop covering violence.
Despite the high-profile status you might think comes with a Michigan Avenue address, a stretch of the historic street has long been in need of some love. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin joins us with details.
The death toll after another weekend includes the son of a Chicago police officer. Dean Angelo joins us to discuss combating violence and ongoing efforts at police reform.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve out his full sentence. Chicago Public Schools wants to end teacher pension pickups, and the Chicago Cubs continue to win. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
A visit from Carol Fisher Saller, the Subversive Copy Editor. She's here to help us make peace with changes to the English language.
A new memoir tells the story of a young mother separated from her husband during the Nigerian civil war in the 1960s. Hear how she protected her family, including future Chicago Sun-Times journalist Maudlyne Ihejirika.
The city of Chicago expands testing for lead in the water supply. Find out what you can do to make sure your drinking water is safe.
Students across the political spectrum are angry with DePaul University's decision not to allow a conservative writer and commentator to speak at an on-campus event.
Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be nominated by a major party in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a hit at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois Democratic delegates focus on finding a challenger to Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.
The latest attempt to wrest control of legislative redistricting from state lawmakers was handed a setback Wednesday morning.
The popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer” will be returning to the streaming platform with new episodes, the company announced Tuesday.