CPS Principals Say Schools Are Filthy

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A number of CPS principals say the new, privately-contracted custodial company isn't up to the job, and their schools aren't being cleaned properly. And principals fear it will only get worse, as Aramark announces custodial layoffs. 

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Article Reveals the "Real" Bruce Rauner

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has told his life story through commercials, interviews, and articles. Are you curious about the life events Rauner’s campaign hasn’t revealed? One reporter has the answers.

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Chicago's Animal Care

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We look into what the City of Chicago is doing to protect the dogs and cats in its care.

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The Politics of Pot

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September 16, 2014 - The Politics of Pot

GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says the process to become a medical marijuana grower or seller is rigged to benefit the politically connected. Is it?

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Detecting Depression

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September 16, 2014 - Detecting Depression

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test to detect depression in adults.

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Art and History Merge in Artist’s Incredible Life Story

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September 16, 2014 - Art and History Merge

The artist Charlotte Salomon raced against the clock to finish a pictorial autobiography as World War II closed in around her.

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Horses of Honor

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September 15, 2014-WebExtra: Horses of Honor

All over the city, Horses of Honor are on display. Take a look at a selection of these life-size statues.

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Political Roundtable Analysis

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September 15, 2014 - Political Roundtable Analysis

Carol Marin and her panel look behind the latest poll numbers for the upcoming elections.

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Aldermanic Roundtable

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Our panel of aldermen discuss the latest city government news, , including Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed curfew change and the upcoming mayoral election.

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Scotland’s First Minister

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On the eve of Scotland’s vote for independence, we revisit Chicago Tonight’s conversation with Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond.

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Discussing the Role of Townships

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Illinois has the most units of local government in the country, with nearly 7,000 units of local government statewide. Are all of these units of government necessary? Our panel discusses the issue. 

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Chicago Advances in the Race for the Presidential Library

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September 16, 2014 - the Race for the Presidential Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago are still in the bid for housing the Obama Presidential Library. 

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Closing the Gap

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September 16, 2014 - Closing the Gap

We hear how two organizations are working to expand minority enrollment in top high schools and colleges.

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Chicago Portraits

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September 16, 2014 - Chicago Portraits

A new book brings together 152 portraits from the Chicago Tribune archives. We'll talk with the Tribune Picture Editor Michael Zajakowski about the pictures and the people behind them. 

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Gubernatorial Candidates Address Corruption

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September 15, 2014 - Governor Candidates Address Corruption

Another day, another set of accusations of corruption from Illinois’ candidates for governor.

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Hedge Fund for Dummies

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September 15, 2014 - Hedge Fund for Dummies

Figuring out how to invest your money can be a very complicated matter. Chicago Tonight takes a look at the world of hedge fund investing.

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