Pair of Prominent Artists Explore the Power of "Two" 

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Two is a new book of photographs of people and things accompanied by essays by successful authors. It's a collaboration between Evanston-based photographer Melissa Ann Pinney and acclaimed novelist Ann Patchett (Bel Canto).

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Malcolm X College Grad Among Nepal Earthquake Victims

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Marisa Eve Girawong, a graduate of Chicago’s Malcolm X College, died in an avalanche resulting from the massive earthquake that struck Mount Everest on Saturday. As the death toll continues to rise, a local medical group is raising money for its partner hospital, Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, in the country's capital of Kathmandu. 

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Legislators on Budget Cuts

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April 27, 2015 - Legislators on Budget Cuts

State lawmakers are reconvening this week in Springfield to work on the budgeting process for next year. We'll hear from legislators from both sides of the aisle. 

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Recruiting for Advanced Placement

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April 27, 2015 - Recruiting for Advanced Placement

Evanston Township High School takes a unique approach to bringing a diverse group of students into Advanced Placement courses.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/27

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April 27, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 4/27

We share what you had to say about chef Rick Bayless' visit and the latest episode of the School Project when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/24

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April 24, 2015-Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/24

Joel Weisman and his panel of local journalists discuss the week's top stories, including the funeral of Cardinal Francis George, the CPS federal investigation fallout, and the Bulls and Blackhawks playoffs.  

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Mikva Challenge Students Critique Mayoral Forum

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On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Tonight for an hourlong forum with Mikva Challenge high school students who asked him about his priorities for a second term. After the forum, students shared their thoughts on how well they thought the mayor answered questions and how the forum impacted their opinions of him.

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Farewell to Cardinal Francis George

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April 23, 2015 - Farewell to Cardinal Francis George

Dignitaries, leaders, and members of the Catholic Church came together at Holy Name Cathedral for a final goodbye to Cardinal Francis George. Paris Schutz has a full recap of today's funeral service. 

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WTTW, WFMT to Host On The Table

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Last year, 11,000 neighbors gathered around 1,000 tables to share a meal on one evening as part of the Chicago Community Trust’s initiative, On The Table. We hope you’ll join us for another meal together on May 12, 2015 – and this time, the conversations will focus on honoring and inspiring the philanthropist in each one of us.

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Mayors Rally Against Rauner’s Budget Cuts

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April 27, 2015 - Mayors Rally Against Rauner’s Budget Cuts

Is Gov. Bruce Rauner balancing the budget on the backs of Illinois towns and municipalities? Dozens of Illinois mayors have come together to fight the governor’s proposal. Paris Schutz has the details.

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Bears’ Chairman George McCaskey

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April 27, 2015 - Bears’ Chairman George McCaskey

In advance of this week’s NFL Draft in Chicago, Bears' Chairman George McCaskey sits down with Phil Ponce to talk football. McCaskey will talk about all the changes at Halas Hall this offseason and what Bears’ fans can expect this year. He also addresses some recent NFL issues and controversies, including questions about concussion care and domestic violence awareness. 

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“Inventing the New American House”

A Chicago Architect's Legacy

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April 27, 2015 - “Inventing the New American House”

In his new book, Stuart Cohen takes us back to the early 20th century for a look at Howard Van Doren Shaw's architectural footprint on the typical American home.

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Cardinal George’s Last Word

A New Book Titled “A Godly Humanism”

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One of the most memorable quotes in Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain’s homily at the funeral of his good friend and mentor, Cardinal Francis George, came from George himself. “The only thing we take with us when we die is what we have given away,” Sartain said, quoting the Cardinal who had spoken to him about the nature of death. Given this core belief, it is no surprise that George spent much of his final weeks, and even his final hours, fine-tuning the manuscript for a forthcoming book of personal essays called A Godly Humanism. 

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/24

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April 24, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/24

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's decision to not prosecute low-level drug offenders, but instead send them to drug treatment. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 4/24-4/26

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Nerd out at C2E2; dive into your pysche; and feast on artisan cheese and bread; Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

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Getting What You're Owed From Social Security

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April 21, 2015 - What You're Owed From Social Security

Every year Americans leave almost $15 billion on the table by failing to claim Social Security benefits they are entitled to. The co-author of a new book and surprise best-seller, Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security, is in the studio with tips on how to make sure you get everything you are owed.

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