Bass Guitars Homemade in Chicago and Played Around the World

Lakland Guitars has made an impact in their 20 years in Chicago. Their instruments are played in U2 and the Rolling Stones. Chicago Tonight goes behind-the-scenes to find out what it takes to make an electric bass that can bring a bottom-heavy sound to a band's rhythm section.

Remembering Bernie Stone

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December 23, 2014 - Web Extra: Bernie Stone

Early Monday morning, longtime Chicago Ald. Bernie Stone died. Watch John Callaway's 2007 Friday Night Show conversation with Stone.

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Dow Tops 18,000

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December 23, 2014 - Dow Tops 18,000

The Dow surges through 18,000, as the economy grows at its fastest pace in more than a decade.

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Scientists Speak about Spinosaurus

Paleontologists Discover Largest Predatory Dinosaur

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December 23, 2014 - Scientists Speak about Spinosaurus

We revisit our conversation with the scientists behind the discovery of Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur ever found.

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Crane Chasing

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December 22, 2014-Web Extra: Crane Chasing

Jay Shefsky takes a road trip to see 15,000 Sandhill Cranes in Indiana. Jay and his Field Museum guide, Josh Engel, get a surprise along the way.

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Red Light Cameras Questioned

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December 22, 2014 - Red Light Cameras Questioned

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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December 22, 2014 - Vegan Cardiologist

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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December 22, 2014 - Science Meets Cinema

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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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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Future of Day Care Program in Jeopardy

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December 23, 2014 - Future of Day Care Program in Jeopardy

A critical state program that provides day care to more than 100,000 low-income children is in jeopardy because lawmakers failed to enact a balanced budget.

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Food Help for Veterans

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December 23, 2014 - Food Help for Veterans

Despite a gradually improving economy, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has seen an increase in low-income individuals needing food assistance. Among those in need are military veterans. We hear from veterans and the executive director of the Food Depository about why servicemen and women are among those seeking help with their food needs.

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Jane Lynch

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December 23, 2014 - Jane Lynch

We revisit our conversation with Chicago native actor and comedian Jane Lynch. 

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Art of the Bizarre

An Artist Confronts His Demons

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The Art Institute’s current show is a kind of nightmare before Christmas.

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

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December 22, 2014 - "Big Cat" Williams on Bears' 20-14 Loss

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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December 22, 2014 - Kids in the Kitchen

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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Shaking Up Notions of Shakespeare

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December 22, 2014 - Shaking Up Notions of Shakespeare

We revisit Chicago Tonight’s story about Chicago Public School students participation in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

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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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