Red Light Cameras Questioned

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A scientific study calls into question the safety benefits of red light cameras which is the reason City Hall installed them. We'll talk about the study and the politics of Chicago's red light cameras.

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Vegan Cardiologist

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We revisit a conversation with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart.

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Science Meets Cinema

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We revisit a conversation with Marius Stan, an Argonne scientist, who came to have a recurring part in the hit TV series Breaking Bad.

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The Week in Review’s Year in Review: 12/19

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December 19, 2014 - The Week in Review's Year in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this year’s top headlines.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 12/19-12/21

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Burning Bluebeard, The Fireball Santa Crawl, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Mayoral Candidate García Unveils Plan to Fight Crime

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December 18, 2014-Mayoral Candidate García Unveils Plan

Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García is trying to gain traction in the race to unseat Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago. Today, García unveiled a list of initiatives he believes will reduce the city's violence. But does his plan add up? 

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Asian Carp Control

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December 18, 2014-Asian Carp Control

The Army Corps of Engineers moves ahead on its plan to control Asian carp and other invasive species.

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“Burning Bluebeard”

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December 18, 2014-"Burning Bluebeard"

Clowns relate the true story of Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire in a stunning and funny revival of a show called Burning Bluebeard at Theater Wit.

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"Big Cat" Williams on Bears' 20-14 Loss to Lions

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Former Bear James "Big Cat" Williams breaks down the Bears' fourth straight loss, this one coming at home to playoff-bound Detroit.

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Kids in the Kitchen

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The Metropolitan Club and Breakthrough Urban Ministries team up to prep middle school kids on how to cook a holiday meal for their families.

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Quinn Appoints New Interim Comptroller

Avoids Legal Fight with Rauner

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Gov. Pat Quinn ended a week of speculation today with the appointment of his budget chief, Jerry Stermer, to replace Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

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Web Extra: The Year in Review: 12/19

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December 19, 2014 - Web Extra: The Year in Review: 12/19

In this special Year In Review edition of The Week In Review, Joel Weisman's guests talk about the most interesting stories they covered in 2014.

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When “Tennessee” Came to Chicago

Tennessee Williams visited the city at a critical moment in his career

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The great playwright came unprepared for two things: rewrites and the city itself. “I can’t find the tranquility in Chicago to write.”

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Local Reaction to Obama’s Action on Cuba

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December 18, 2014-Local Reaction to Obama’s Action on Cuba

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a stunning policy shift on Cuba. We discuss the policy changes and local reaction to the news. 

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Modern Chicago with Blair Kamin

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December 18,2014-Modern Chicago with Blair Kamin

Chicago Tribune's award-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin stops by to discuss Maggie Daley Park and future plans for the city.

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Chicago’s Dwindling Neon Signs

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December 18,2014-Chicago's Dwindling Neon Signs

Photographer and long-time neon sign enthusiast Nick Freeman joins us to talk about his new book, Good Old Neon: Signs You're In Chicago. Freeman has documented hundreds of neon signs around Chicagoland, some of which no longer exist.

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