Rauner Pitches Turnaround Agenda to City Council

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Gov. Bruce Rauner takes his controversial right-to-work agenda to Chicago's City Council. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Life After Hate

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Christian Picciolini was once a neo-Nazi skinhead leader in Chicago. Today he runs an organization called Life After Hate. Jay Shefsky tells the story of Picciolini's remarkable transformation.  

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Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Aztlán

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Feliz Cinco De Mayo! On this fifth of May, watch Mariachi Aztlán perform "El Ritmo de México” ("The Rhythm of Mexico") from Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of the mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca se Termina or The Past is Never Finished.

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RTA Chairman on His Calls for a Tax Hike

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May 5, 2015 - RTA Chairman on His Calls for a Tax Hike

Regional Transportation Authority Chairman Kirk Dillard has just called for new tax revenue to help fund the region's mass transit systems which currently have a $30 billion project backlog. Chairman Dillard joins us to discuss the need for new revenue and the impact of proposed cuts to transportation funding by Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

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The Most Unexpected Journey

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May 5, 2015 - The Most Unexpected Journey

A Tinley Park man, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and has had five heart surgeries for his atrial fibrillation, was in Nepal to climb Mount Everest when the deadly earthquake struck. We'll hear about his emotional journey.

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Chicago Casino Hearings

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May 4, 2015 - Chicago Casino Hearings

New hearings on a possible Chicago casino are underway today. Is the mayor's wish for a casino to fund pensions finally close to coming true? Paris Schutz has the latest.

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“Big Cat” Williams on the NFL Draft

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May 4, 2015 - “Big Cat” Williams on the NFL Draft

Former Bear James "Big Cat" Williams joins us to discuss the Bears draft picks, and give us his take on Chicago hosting the NFL Draft.

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PBS Chief Paula Kerger

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May 4, 2015 - PBS Chief Paula Kerger

Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, joins Chicago Tonight to discuss her vision for the future of public media, the challenges PBS and its member stations face with fundraising and editorial control, and how public media can grow and build their audiences.

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“Newton Minow: An American Story”

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Newton Minow may be mostly remembered for his gutsy assessment of the television industry, calling the medium a “vast wasteland” as the fresh-faced, 34-year-old chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in 1961. But in the new documentary, Newton Minow: An American Story, veteran journalist Mike Leonard and local producer Mary Kay Wall examine how Minow’s life has had a far-reaching impact that still reverberates today.

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Scientific Chicago With Neil Shubin

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Scientist Neil Shubin is back to tell us why the U.S. Military is so interested in the bombardier beetle, why taking a hands-on approach is a better way to learn science, and why astronomers may want to avoid using the microwave when heating their lunch.

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Springfield News with Amanda Vinicky

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May 5, 2015 - Springfield News with Amanda Vinicky

Legislators have begun meeting in working groups to work on the budget and a compromise to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s turnaround agenda. And budget cuts remain a concern, as the Responsible Budget Coalition discusses all revenue options available. We discuss these issues and more with Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky.

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One-on-One with Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich

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May 5, 2015 - One-on-One with Archbishop Blase Cupich

Archbishop Blase Cupich talks about the state of the Catholic Church, finances, schools, and what his role is in lobbying lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner for social services funding. 

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Chicago's Donnie Madia Wins Big At James Beard Awards

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May 5, 2015 - Chicago's Donnie Madia Wins Big At James Beard

Restaurateur Donnie Madia, owner of the One Off Hospitality Group, joins Chicago Tonight after a big night at Monday's James Beard Foundation Awards, which were held for the first time in Chicago.  

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New College of DuPage Board Takes Action

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May 4, 2015 - New College of DuPage Board Takes Action

There's a new board chairwoman at the College of DuPage, and she wasted no time making changes. In a contentious first vote on Thursday, April 30, the new majority of reform trustees voted 4-3 to put the school's controversial president, Robert Breuder, on paid administrative leave. 

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Nature Preserve Comes to Life

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May 4, 2015 - Nature Preserve Comes to Life

In 2011, the Chicago Park District bought 20 acres of land on the city's north side. The plot of land had sat unused and untended for many years. Nearly four years later, work on the nature preserve is moving quickly with a scheduled unveiling set for this summer. We get a preview.

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Viewer Feedback: 5/4

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May 4, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 5/4

We share what you had to say about the ongoing battle over the site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library and the renewed focus on community colleges.

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