Lynn Sweet was joined by freshmen in Congress, Jonathan Jackson and Delia Ramirez, and political strategists Aviva Bowen, Tom Bowen, Ron Holmes, Joanna Klonsky, Amy Qin, Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman to discuss the Chicago mayoral campaign.
Talk with our journalists, including our executive editor, at one of our upcoming community listening sessions.
The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ are hosting a live candidate forum for the city’s mayoral candidates — Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson — ahead of the runoff election. Join us in person, virtually or on-air March 30.
Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper answered your questions about the 95th Academy Awards®.
Additional security measures will surround Lunar New Year parades this weekend in Chinatown and Uptown in the wake of two California mass shootings.
Lynn Sweet was joined by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. as he started his second term as the Senate Judiciary Committee chair on January 12, 2023.
Lynn Sweet sat down with White House correspondent, April Ryan, to discuss her book, Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem. Plus, Republican strategist Eleni Demertzis; Democratic strategist Ron Holmes; WBEZ state politics reporter Dave McKinney and Sun-Times chief political reporter Tina Sfondeles joined for a political panel on December 15, 2022.
Lynn Sweet hosted a post-election wrap-up with Ron Holmes, Tina Sfondeles and Dan Mihalopoulos. Plus, author Maggie Haberman joined to discuss her best seller on November 10, 2022.
Leading up to the midterm elections, Lynn Sweet was joined by bestselling author David Corn and a political panel with Tina Sfondeles, Dave McKinney and Dan Mihalopoulos on October 20.
Host Lynn Sweet was joined by best-selling author Tim Miller to discuss his book, Trump and the future of the Republican Party. Sweet also checked in on Highland Park, two months after the July 4 parade massacre.
The Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ hosted four Chicago Public Media panels at Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, September 10.
Host Elvia Malagón, Sun-Times social justice and wage gap reporter, was joined by author Mike Amezcua at the Printers Row Lit Fest for this in-person discussion on September 10, 2022.
At Printers Row Lit Fest on September 10, 2022, host Brett Chase was joined by guests Cheryl Johnson, Tarnynon Onumonu and Luis Carranza to pay homage to Hazel Johnson’s life and legacy.
Nykia Wright, Tracy Brown and event moderator Mary Mitchell lead a panel at the Black Women’s Expo on August 12 at 3:00 p.m. CT at McCormick Place.
For a special At The Table Primary Election Preview, our host Lynn Sweet was joined by the Sun-Times’ Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman and WBEZ’s Dave McKinney, Dan Mihalopoulos and Mariah Woelfel to discuss the latest on county, state and federal races on June 23, 2022.
Our host, Brett Chase, was joined for a live digital discussion on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Watch the conversation to learn about how community organizers are fighting pollution near industrial corridors on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Our event moderator, Elvia Malagón, Sun-Times social justice and wage gap reporter, was joined by special guests Brenda Duncan, JoLondon Jamerson and Eric Sirota on May 25.
Hosts Lynn Sweet and Laura Washington were joined by New York Times reporters and best-selling authors Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, Sun-Times political reporter Tina Sfondeles and WBEZ politics reporter Dave McKinney on May 19, 2022.
The Chicago Sky’s head coach and general manager, James Wade, joined Equal Play podcast host and Sun-Times multimedia journalist, Annie Costabile, on May 5 at The Wiener’s Circle.
Our virtual spring experience will showcase our amazing community of makers and creatives.
For the 100th anniversary of Harold Washington’s birth, Laura Washington and Lynn Sweet were joined by Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology; former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill; Peter Nolan, ex-NBC5 Chicago political reporter; Gary Rivlin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Becky Vevea, WBEZ political reporter.
Join our event moderator, Elvia Malagón, Sun-Times social justice and wage gap reporter and special guests on April 13 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
A sneak peek at our critic’s picks before the annual Academy Awards prediction contest that puts Sun-Times cinephiles to the test.
Sun-Times Federal Courts Reporter Jon Seidel, WBEZ Government & Politics Reporter Dan Mihalopoulos, Better Government Association Enterprise Reporter Rachel Hinton and former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder joined Lynn Sweet and Laura Washington At The Table on March 17 to discuss the indictment of former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and the latest on the Ukraine war.
CNN’s Laura Coates, former Republican Governor of Illinois Jim Edgar and WBEZ’s Dave McKinney joined our hosts At The Table on Feb. 17 for a conversation on Biden’s Supreme Court pick, the gubernatorial primary, key congressional races and Trump’s influence on state and national politics.
Join us for a live digital discussion on Wednesday, February 16. Register now to learn about community planning in McKinley Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side.