When “Tennessee” Came to Chicago

Tennessee Williams visited the city at a critical moment in his career

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The great playwright came unprepared for two things: rewrites and the city itself. “I can’t find the tranquility in Chicago to write.”

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Local Reaction to Obama’s Action on Cuba

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a stunning policy shift on Cuba. We discuss the policy changes and local reaction to the news. 

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Modern Chicago with Blair Kamin

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Chicago Tribune's award-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin stops by to discuss Maggie Daley Park and future plans for the city.

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Chicago's Dwindling Neon Signs

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Photographer and long-time neon sign enthusiast Nick Freeman joins us to talk about his new book, Good Old Neon: Signs You're In Chicago. Freeman has documented hundreds of neon signs around Chicagoland, some of which no longer exist.

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Memorial Held for Judy Baar Topinka

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December 17, 2014 - Memorial Held for Judy Baar Topinka

Lawmakers, dignitaries and everyday citizens came together to pay tribute to Judy Baar Topinka today. But is there any resolution to who her successor will be?

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Controversial ‘Sabbatical’

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December 17, 2014 - Controversial ‘Sabbatical’

President of the American Academy of Religion Laurie Zoloth proposes her colleagues take a sabbatical from their annual conference every six years.

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Words of the Year 2014

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December 17, 2014 - Words of the Year 2014

Vape? Bae? Lumbersexual? What do you think the Word of the Year for 2014 should be? University of Chicago linguist Jason Riggle tells us what words were on everybody's lips this year and why.

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Congressman Schock on 2015 Spending Bill

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December 16, 2014 - Congressman Schock on 2015 Spending Bill

Congressman Aaron Schock talks about the issues facing the new Congress and much more.

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Mayoral Candidate Garcia Unveils Plan to Fight Crime

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Mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” García unveils his plan to fight violence. But does it add up?

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Asian Carp Control

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The Army Corps of Engineers moves ahead on its plan to control Asian carp and other invasive species.

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"Burning Bluebeard"

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Clowns relate the true story of Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire in a stunning and funny revival of a show called Burning Bluebeard at Theater Wit.

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Viewer Feedback: 12/18

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

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Congressman Quigley on Congressional Priorities

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December 17, 2014 - Quigley on Congressional Priorities

Congressman Mike Quigley stops by to talk congressional priorities and the tone that was set by the spending bill passed over the weekend.

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Styling the Magnificent Mile

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December 17, 2014 - Styling the Magnificent Mile

A recent exhibit at the Chicago History Museum explains how the Mile became known for being Magnificent.

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Ask Geoffrey: 12/17

Kiosk Sphinx, Downtown Bank, & Hyde Park Church

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December 17, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 12/17

Why did beautiful bronze reliefs at a Hyde Park church create an artistic controversy? Geoffrey Baer answers this question and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Can Cities In Illinois Go Bankrupt?

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December 16, 2014 - Can Cities In Illinois Go Bankrupt?

The Better Government Association reports that some Illinois municipalities struggling with high debt loads and troubled budgets could be looking at bankruptcy as an option to get out of a financial hole -- even though it's technically illegal.

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