Several Catholic Schools to Close

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Approaching his last days as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George announces that low enrollment and limited budgets mean tough choices. The school system is closing seven schools, and consolidating six others.

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Register and Vote on Same Day

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For the first time, Illinois voters can register and vote on the same day. Chicago Tonight takes a look behind the new law that allows Illinois voters to register to vote on Election Day.

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Viewer Feedback: 10/30

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We share what you had to say about recent stories in Viewer Feedback.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

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October 29, 2014 - U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis go head-to-head in Chicago Tonight’s Senate Forum.

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He Was the Voice of Bambi – And So Much More

"Boris Karloff taught me how to play checkers."

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Rare local visit by one-time actor who worked with Boris Karloff and Walt Disney and served three tours of duty in Vietnam and…

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Lieutenant Governor Candidate Paul Vallas

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October 28, 2014 - Lieutenant Governor Candidate Paul Vallas

Paul Vallas, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visits Chicago Tonight to discuss the vision he and running mate Gov. Pat Quinn have for Illinois. Republican candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti declined Chicago Tonight’s invitation to participate in a forum.

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Musical Matriarch Naomi Judd

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October 28, 2014 - Musical Matriarch Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd joins us to talk about her music career with her daughter, Wynonna, and her fight against Hepatitis C.

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Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García on His Mayoral Run

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October 27, 2014 - Jesús “Chuy” García on His Mayoral Run

Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García exclusively tells Carol Marin that he will run for mayor of Chicago in the 2015 election. García joins us in-studio to talk about his political future. 

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Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Chad Grimm

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Chad Grimm

Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois Governor, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his vision for Illinois and why he sees himself as the only legitimate candidate for change.

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‘Political Order and Political Decay’

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Historian Francis Fukuyama visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his new book, Political Order and Political Decay, the second volume of a sweeping study of how human societies develop good governance, and how those same societies can fall into decline.

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U.S. Senate Post-Forum News Conference

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U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois  -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.

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Chicago Archdiocese Announces School Restructuring

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The Archdiocese of Chicago announced a number of school consolidations, re-purposing, and closings as part of its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools.

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The Politics of Ebola

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October 28, 2014 - The Politics of Ebola

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling for a travel ban on visitors from West African countries most affected by Ebola, while Gov. Pat Quinn has instituted mandatory quarantine for anyone thought to be at high risk of catching Ebola. But is the science being lost in this debate? Paris Schutz has the story. 

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Chicago Schools: The Worst in the Nation?

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October 28, 2014 - Chicago Schools: The Worst in the Nation?

Whether you support Chicago neighborhood schools or the creation of more charters, many residents agree that something needs to be done to bolster Chicago's education system. But how did we get to this point? A new docu-series traces the history of school strife in Chicago and the issues facing our youngest generation to spur conversation and change.

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Celebrating the First Lady of Children’s Music

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October 28, 2014 - Celebrating Ella Jenkins' Career

Chicago's Ella Jenkins has been writing and performing music for children since the 1950s. We revisit Jay Shefsky's portrait of the beloved and influential artist.

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Mayor Responds to Reports of Possible Challenger

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October 27, 2014 - Mayor Responds to Possible Challenger

Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to the news of Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García  -- a prominent Latino progressive -- running against him in the 2015 election.

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