Services for Cardinal Francis George

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Cardinal Francis George died at his residence Friday after a long battle with cancer. Services for Cardinal Francis George will be held this week at Holy Name Cathedral.

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Cook County Overhauls Drug Policy

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April 20, 2015 - Cook County Overhauls Drug Policy

Low-level drug offenders will no longer be prosecuted in Cook County. Instead, they'll be sent to treatment. Paris Schutz has more on a major shift in drug policy.

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From Chicago Girl to First Lady

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April 20, 2015 - From Chicago Girl to First Lady

Author Peter Slevin has covered both Barack and Michelle Obama for many years. The former Washington Post reporter, who's now on staff at Northwestern University's journalism school, joins us to talk about his new book tracing Michelle Obama's family background, her upbringing and education, and her life with her husband.

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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April 20, 2015 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

The 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope is this month, scientists find a potential breakthrough in our understanding of Alzheimer's disease, and the likelihood of finding life on Mars just went up. Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, rounds up the top local and international science news.

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CPS CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amid Federal Probe

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has taken a leave of absence amidst a federal investigation into a no-bid contract awarded to a company that once employed her.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/17

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April 17, 2015- Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/17

Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists break down the week's top local stories, including the federal investigation of CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and the Blackhawks' quest for their sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 4/17-4/19

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Watch a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic; tour the largest waterwaste plant on earth; and celebrate and feast on America's favorite cured meat. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

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Spike Lee Film "Chiraq" Triggers Black-On-Black Violence Debate

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April 16, 2015 - Spike Lee Film "Chiraq"

A new Spike Lee film about black-on-black violence that is still in early production has already stirred up controversy just with its title: Chiraq. The mayor says he doesn't like it because it stigmatizes communities and gives the whole city a bad name. We talk with a local filmmaker with an anti-violence message, as well as experts on black-on-black violence to get their take on the controversy.

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House Panel to Review Governor's State Budget

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April 20, 2015 - House to Review Governor's State Budget

House Speaker Michael Madigan will convene a special oversight panel that will meet Tuesday to look at the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. As the governor marks 100 days in office this week, we examine his term so far with Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky.

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What’s Next for CPS?

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April 20, 2015 - What’s Next for CPS?

Chicago Public School has appointed Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz as interim CPS CEO, replacing Barbara Byrd-Bennett who is taking a paid leave of absence amidst a federal investigation of a $20.5 million no-bid contract. What are the implications of this on CPS contract negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union? Carol Marin and her panel discuss the latest CPS news and the future of the district.

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NFL Draft Comes to Chicago

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April 20, 2015 - NFL Draft Comes to Chicago

For three days starting April 30, the NFL Draft will be held in Chicago for the first time since 1964. The National Football League as well as Chicago organizers say the event will be a major extravaganza that will turn parts of downtown Chicago into professional football's second biggest event of the year. But the draft is arriving with some controversies. We hear why organizers believe the draft will be a major showcase for the city while some observers think it will be only be a showcase for the NFL.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/20

CPS Facing Federal Investigation

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April 20, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 4/20

We share what you had to say about the federal investigation of Chicago Public Schools  in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Remembering Cardinal Francis George

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April 17, 2015 - Remembering Cardinal Francis George

Cardinal Francis George has died at age 78 after years of battling cancer. Chicago Tonight looks back on his life and career.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/17

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April 17, 2015 - Web Extra: Week in Review 4/17

Eddie Arruza, Craig Dellimore, Dana Kozlov and Danny Ecker discuss the ramifications of director Spike Lee's proposed film project, Chiraq.

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CPS Facing Federal Investigation, Calls For Bankruptcy

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April 16, 2015 - CPS Federal Investigation, Bankruptcy

Gov. Bruce Rauner said this week that bankruptcy may be the best option for the Chicago Public Schools system to get its fiscal house in order. One day later, it was revealed that the federal government is investigating CPS. News reports say the investigation involves a no-bid contract for principal training awarded to a company that once employed CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. We'll discuss the challenges facing CPS with a panel of experts.

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Inside Look: The Oprah Collection

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April 16, 2015 - Inside Look: The Oprah Collection

Oprah Winfrey is selling hundreds of items from her Chicago condo. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers gives us a guided tour of the lots before the auction takes place on April 25.

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