Mayoral Candidates File Petitions to Challenge Emanuel

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The mayoral candidate field is finally set. Who's in? Who's out? Paris Schutz breaks it down.

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Author of 'The Case for Reparations' Talks Race in America

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent at The Atlantic, describes how the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago is similar to Ferguson.

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McPier Board Set to Vote On DePaul Arena

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The price tag for the new DePaul University arena slated to be built on the near south side appears to be growing dramatically -- as much as 75 percent more than the original estimate. The board overseeing the project is set to vote on the contract Tuesday morning. We hear from Crain's Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker.

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Pension Reform Law Struck Down

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Illinois has lost the first round in its attempt to uphold recently enacted changes to the state’s pension law. Sangamon County Court Judge John Belz has found that the pension reform law is unconstitutional and “void in its entirety.” 

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/21

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November 21, 2014-Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/21

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue the conversation online, with more about the legacy of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the post-election interactions between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn, and future job options for Pat Quinn.

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The Memory Archives Premiere

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The Memory Archives aims to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors in the Chicagoland area. The joint project between Northwestern and University of Hamburg students premieres Thursday night.

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Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education, Finances

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November 20, 2014 - Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education

A new report says the state is falling behind in funding its public schools. But with finances a mess, where will incoming governor Bruce Rauner find the money?

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‘Porgy and Bess’ Back at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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November 20, 2014 - 'Porgy and Bess' Back at Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Chicago is currently presenting a production of Porgy and Bess with two highly acclaimed singers in the lead roles.

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Illinois’ Pension Reform Found Unconstitutional

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A Sangamon County judge tossed lawmakers' much touted pension reform law saying it's unconstitutional. Now it heads to the Illinois Supreme Court. What does this mean for pensioners and for Illinois, which has the worst bond rating in the nation and faces a $105 billion unfunded public employee pension liability? 

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"Big Cat" Williams on Bears' 21-13 Win Over Bucs

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The Bears rebound from a lackluster first half to beat Lovie Smith's Buccaneers. James "Big Cat" Williams recaps the defense's four takeaways, and Jay Cutler's interception-free performance.

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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Theater critic Hedy Weiss joins Chicago Tonight to review a roundup of shows to see before the holidays.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/21

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November 21, 2014 - The Week in Review: 11/21

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

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Weekend Events Around Town: 11/21-11/23

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Christkindlmarket, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, and the Chicago Toy & Game Fair; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Immigration Reform

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November 20, 2014 - Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama addresses the nation on immigration reform. Chicago Tonight talks with local analysts about the president’s speech.

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Remembering Mike Nichols

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Legendary film and stage director Mike Nichols died at age 83. Nichols is remembered for being among the pioneering forces in the early days of our sister station, WFMT.

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Viewer Feedback: 11/20

Planes & Cranes

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November 20, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 11/20

We share what you had to say about air traffic noise near O'Hare Airport and Sandhill Cranes in tonight's viewer feedback.

 

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