Is Alderman Playing by the Rules?

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A top Emanuel ally and chairman of the powerful Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics on City Council is in hot water with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. 

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 10/17

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October 17, 2014: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 10/17

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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O’Hare Begins Ebola Screenings

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October 16, 2014 - O’Hare Begins Ebola Screenings

Passengers arriving from West Africa at O’Hare International Airport will be screened for Ebola. Paris Schutz details what the screenings involve for those passengers.

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‘A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity’

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October 16, 2014 - 'A Path Appears'

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times columnist, and best-selling author Nicholas Kristof visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his book and give his take on some global events.

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Documentary Explores Life, Work of Writer Nelson Algren

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October 16, 2014 - Doc Explores Life of Nelson Algren

Filmmaker Michael Caplan discusses the first completed documentary on National Book Award winning Chicago author, Nelson Algren.

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Examining the Proposed 2015 City Budget

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October 15, 2014 - Examining the Proposed 2015 City Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reveals his proposed budget for 2015. Paris Schutz details the fees, fines, and taxes that will increase under the mayor’s budget.

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Alan Cumming Details Life, Childhood in Memoir

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October 15, 2014 - Alan Cumming Details Life, Childhood

Actor Alan Cumming has starred in movies, hit TV series, and stage classics including the role of the emcee in Broadway's “Cabaret.” He visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his life, new memoir, and discovering some truths.

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Ask Geoffrey: 10/15

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October 15, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 10/15

Geoffrey Baer visits the site of a famously tiny Loop restaurant, a suburban neighborhood endorsed by an Olympian, and those scary steel fire escapes on downtown buildings.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 10/17

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October 17, 2014- Web Extra: The Week in Review: 10/17

Joel Weisman and his panel continue their conversation online by talking about Ebola and media coverage – is the press overreacting to the story?

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Weekend Events Around Town: 10/17-10/19

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A spooky pet parade, an apple pie contest, and a skelebration; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Stock Market Seesaw

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October 16, 2014 - Stock Market Seesaw

The stock market had another wild ride today. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at what's behind the volatility.

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Rebuilding History

Local Man Builds Lincoln Funeral Train

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October 16, 2014 - Rebuilding History

A local man built a full-size working replica of an 1860's steam locomotive in his spare time. Now he's at work on the Lincoln Funeral Car. We revisit his story.

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Viewer Feedback: 10/16

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October 16, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 10/16

We share what you had to say about recent stories when we share some of our viewer feedback.

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Aldermen on City Budget, Mayor’s Race, More

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October 15, 2014 - Aldermen on City Budget and Mayor’s Race

The Chicago City Council gets a look at Mayor Emanuel’s improved proposed budget plan. Some budget items have been known for a while, but there are a number of surprises in store for closing the $297 million budget hole. We discuss where Chicagoans can expect cuts, and what payments will be pushed back to next year. 

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Legendary Chicago Actor Reflects on Career

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October 15, 2014 - Legendary Chicago Actor Reflects on Life

Veteran Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum joins us on Chicago Tonight to talk about his long career that keeps going strong.

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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Calls Report Inaccurate

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October 14, 2014 - Study: Charter Schools Underperforming

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools says the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity’s report on Chicago charter schools is inaccurate. 

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