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Weekend Events Around Town: 5/27 – 5/30

Need some ideas for what to do on this Memorial Day weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! Porgy and Bess at the Court Theatre Don’t miss the Hyde Park Court Theatre’s production of Porgy and Bess, the Ira and George Gershwin classic. Classic songs like “Summertime” are given new life in this update […]

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Rahm Emanuel’s Inauguration

Chicago’s new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was inaugurated Monday in an outdoor ceremony at Millennium Park. Chicago Tonight talked to some of the people who came to watch about what the inauguration meant. Rahm Emanuel’s first minutes as mayor began on Monday after he was sworn in at an outdoor ceremony open to the public. Thousands […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 4/29 – 5/1

Looking for something to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight has a few ideas! Here are some events that we talked about on our show this week, as well as some we couldn’t get to: Art Chicago, Artropolis and Next: The International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art Catch this massive art fair at the Merchandise […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 4/15–4/17

Here are some suggestions from Chicago Tonight on weekend events around town: John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism: Catch the last weekend in acclaimed painter John Marin’s exhibit at the Art Institute. The exhibit is the only time visitors have been able to see the Art Institute’s collection of Marin’s work in its entirety. […]

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Steve Stone & Harry Caray

In 1983, Steve Stone became a commentator for the Chicago Cubs, where he teamed for 14 years with Hall of Fame announcer Harry Caray. To see Harry Caray’s April 16, 1985 appearance on Chicago Tonight, check out the video below:

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Behind the Scenes of Producing a Chicago Tonight Story

Chicago Tonight Producer Marc Vitali is the wizard behind many of the arts and entertainment stories you watch on our show. Now, it’s his turn to be on center stage. I tagged along with Marc for a day while he produced a piece to figure out how a Chicago Tonight story comes to fruition. This […]

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Behind the Scenes of WTTW’s Mayoral Candidate Forum

Unless you are running for mayor, a member of the City Club of Chicago, or you work for Chicago Tonight, you missed the drama before Monday’s mayoral candidate forum. While the show went on as planned, the antics before the show included two uninvited mayoral candidates crashing the party at WTTW studios; and one mayoral […]

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The Jail House Greenhouse

When a judge slapped Adolf Jerger with a 6-month sentence for contempt of court he never imagined his time in jail would include growing produce for upscale Chicago restaurants. For more than 27-years Jerger worked as a mechanic.  Now behind bars in Chicago’s Cook County Jail, he is four months into earning his Master Gardener […]

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Going to Bat for the Gentlemen’s Sport

“The game of cricket has taken a huge leap forward in the Midwest and there’s no looking back.”

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