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Chicago Tonight is a nightly news, arts and entertainment program that airs on WTTW, the country's most watched public television station. The program is hosted by award-winning journalist Phil Ponce and provides in-depth coverage of Chicago.The Chicago metropolitan area is home to 63% of the Illinois population and includes the Illinois counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, and Will. NPR Illinois recognizes it is important to be informed on issues throughout the state and that Chicago Tonight helps us understand issues we may not have direct experience with in the 37% of Illinois not part of Chicagoland.Stream past state government segments below or catch new episodes Mondays-Thursdays 7-8 PM on WTTW-TV PBS Chicago.

Chicago Tonight: Budget Deal Backed By Illinois Senate Has Slim Chance in House

Phil Ponce and Amanda Vinicky
Chicago Tonight | WTTW-TV

Full show including:

  • Illinois Senate budget deal has slim chances.
  • What to expect from President Obama's farewell address.
  • Chicago Bears future.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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