Cardinal George’s Last Word

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. 

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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Italy-Based School of Comic Art Making Superheroes in Chicago

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April 23, 2015 - School of Comic Art Making Superheroes

The International School of Comics' first North American school is in Chicago. We talk to their talented teachers, including courtroom artist Tom Gianni, and see aspiring artists in action.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/23

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April 23, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 4/23

We share what you had to say about our Mayoral Forum with Mikva Challenge students when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Board of Education Suspends Contract with SUPES Academy

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In its first meeting since Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett took administrative leave, members of the CPS Board of Education discussed the recent series of events causing further instability for the school district.

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Friends of the Parks President to Resign

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The city’s parks will have to find a new best friend. The head of Friends of the Parks said Tuesday that she will step down as the 40-year-old nonprofit sues to prevent the construction of the George Lucas museum on the lakefront. 

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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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The School Project: UnChartered Territory

Charter Schools: For Better or Worse

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April 23, 2015 - The School Project: UnChartered Territory

The School Project is a Chicago-based documentary series that is tracking the past and present status of the city's public school system. The fifth episode examines the expansion of charter schools in Chicago and talks to proponents and critics of the charter movement. 

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"More Mexican Everyday" With Rick Bayless

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April 23, 2015 - "More Mexican Everyday" with Rick Bayless

Chicago-based chef Rick Bayless' ninth cookbook, More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory, will be released at the end of the month. Bayless joins us to talk about the cookbook and to share a sweet and spicy salad recipe.

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Landmark Illinois Names Most Endangered Historic Places

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A state agency charged with preserving landmarks finds itself listed on a list of “most endangered historic places” by another preservation group. The 44-year-old nonprofit Landmarks Illinois unveiled Wednesday its annual list of historic places across the state that are in jeopardy, and it included the state’s Historic Preservation Agency.

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Chicago High School Students Face to Face With Mayor Emanuel

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April 22, 2015 - Students Face to Face With Mayor Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a second term in office in this month's runoff election. He joins Chicago Tonight for a forum with Mikva Challenge high school students who'll ask him about his priorities for his second term and how he plans to address issues facing young people in Chicago.

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Aftermath of Rekia Boyd Verdict

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April 21, 2015 - Aftermath of Rekia Boyd Verdict

On Monday, a Cook County judge acquitted a Chicago police officer for the fatal off-duty shooting of Rekia Boyd in March 2012. Detective Dante Servin was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm. Paris Schutz details the fallout today from yesterday’s court ruling.

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