Remembering Ernie Banks

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January 26, 2015 - Remembering Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday, Jan. 23. The two-time National League MVP was 83. We take a look back at his career and his impact on baseball. 

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Website Launched on Chicago Area Transportation

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January 26, 2015 -New Website on Chicago Area Transportation

The Chicago region's transportation network and infrastructure need substantial upgrades and funding. We take a look at a new website that details the condition of roads and bridges, and what public transportation agencies need to do to meet the area's growing needs.

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Get In Chicago: Progress Report

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January 26, 2015 - Get In Chicago: Progress Report

We check in with the leaders of Get In Chicago, a violence prevention group started by the city in response to the national attention paid to Chicago's gun violence.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/23

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January 23, 2015 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/23

Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 1/23-1/25

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Stomp, Love on Paper, and the Lakeview Polar Plunge; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Examining Chicago’s Economic Recovery

Study Says Chicago Area’s Recovery Falls Behind Other Metro Areas

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January 22, 2015 - Examining Chicago’s Economic Recovery

A Brookings Institution report ranks Chicago 203rd out of 300 metropolitan areas around the world in bouncing back from recession. Just how concerned should we be? Our panel of experts weighs in.

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Chicago's School Closings

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January 22, 2015 - Chicago's School Closings

Documentary film series, The School Project, releases its second installment focusing on the 50 schools closings conducted by CPS in May 2013. The episode centers around a Chicago family as they navigate the process and what the largest school closing in American history means for education policy in the city.

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Viewer Feedback: 1/22

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January 22, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 1/22

We share what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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President Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

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January 08, 2015 - Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets the endorsement of his former boss, President Barack Obama. How will that affect the landscape of the mayoral race?

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CTA President Forrest Claypool

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January 26, 2015 - CTA President Forrest Claypool

We take a look back at the CTA's 2014 and what's around the corner for customers in 2015.

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Negotiating with Yourself

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January 26, 2015 - Negotiating with Yourself

Author William Ury discusses his new book, Getting to Yes with Yourself (and Other Worthy Opponents), which challenges readers to understand and influence themselves.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/23

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January 23, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/23

Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss “Deflate-gate,” the NFL story that captured the nation’s attention this week. Also, they delve further into the mayoral race, and whether any of the candidates will be a formidable debate challenger to Rahm Emanuel. 

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Rauner Addresses State Budget Challenges

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January 22, 2015 - Rauner Addresses State Budget Challenges

New Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses the massive budget challenges ahead. Just how does the state plan to pay its bills? We will have the details.

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Impact of School Closures

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January 22, 2015 - Impact of School Closures

The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research details how students were impacted by the decision to close 50 elementary schools in May 2013.

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The Village Movement: How Elders are Aging in Place

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January 22, 2015 - The Village Movement

Folks over age 60 are opting to stay in their homes and communities well into their golden years. A collection of "virtual villages" are popping up all over the country, providing engagement, services, and a new way of looking at how we age.

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Buildings, Libraries & Train Stations

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Discover Chicago's Ivy League enclave, a no-nastiness library, and a train station namesake on the south side.

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