Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight is a nightly news, arts and entertainment program that airs on WTTW. The program is hosted by award-winning journalist Phil Ponce and provides in-depth coverage of Chicago stories that have national appeal.

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Episodes 451

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight September 28, 2016 - Full Show

Chicago Tonight

September 28, 2016 - Full Show

Watch the Sept. 28, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

56:49

September 28, 2016 - Full Show

56:49

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Chicago Tonight

September 27, 2016 - Full Show

Watch the Sept. 27, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

56:48

September 27, 2016 - Full Show

56:48

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Chicago Tonight

September 26, 2016 - Full Show

Watch the Sept. 26, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

56:46

September 26, 2016 - Full Show

56:46

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight CTU Sets October Strike Date

Chicago Tonight

CTU Sets October Strike Date

The Chicago Teachers Union plans an Oct. 11 walkout if no contract agreement is reached.

5:25

CTU Sets October Strike Date

5:25

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Chicago Tonight

Debating the Ruling on Election Day Registration

A federal judge blocks Election Day voter registration in Illinois.

8:37

Debating the Ruling on Election Day Registration

8:37

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Donald Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Chicago

Chicago Tonight

Donald Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Chicago

Donald Trump on Wednesday hit Chicago and the suburbs for rallies and fundraisers.

5:33

Donald Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Chicago

5:33

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Federal Lawsuit Prompts End of ‘Mind Boggling’ Practice

Chicago Tonight

Federal Lawsuit Prompts End of ‘Mind Boggling’ Practice

Juveniles arrested in Cook County can spend days in jail before seeing a judge.

5:00

Federal Lawsuit Prompts End of ‘Mind Boggling’ Practice

5:00

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight See the McDonald’s of the Future in Present-Day Chicago

Chicago Tonight

See the McDonald’s of the Future in Present-Day Chicago

Crain’s Chicago Business reports on the McDonald's of the future and other stories.

7:01

See the McDonald’s of the Future in Present-Day Chicago

7:01

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Chicago Tonight

Story of Curtis Mayfield Told by Son in ‘Traveling Soul’

Todd Mayfield tells us about his talented father's turbulent life.

12:39

Story of Curtis Mayfield Told by Son in ‘Traveling Soul’

12:39

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Web Extra: 3-D Printing Bone

Chicago Tonight

Web Extra: 3-D Printing Bone

Movie compilation of hyper-elastic bone being 3D-printed into various forms.

2:50

Web Extra: 3-D Printing Bone

2:50

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Web Extra: Curtis Mayfield

Chicago Tonight

Web Extra: Curtis Mayfield

Clips from the 1996 WTTW documentary “Record Row,” narrated by Etta James.

7:45

Web Extra: Curtis Mayfield

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