Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

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August 26, 2014 - Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

Today is the first day to start circulating nominating petitions in the race for mayor and City Council.

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Cops and Cameras

Should Cops Wear Body Cameras?

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August 26, 2014 - Cops and Cameras

Should police in Chicago wear body cameras? We discuss the implications with our panel. 

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Vegan Cardiologist

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August 26, 2014 - Vegan Cardiologist

We talk with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart. 

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Viewer Feedback: 8/26

Freedom of Expression and Education

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August 26, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 8/26

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

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Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

City Honors Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

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August 25, 2014 - Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

The U.S. Little League World Series champs, Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, return home to a hero's welcome. Paris Schutz has all the details.

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Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

CPS Grads to Get Leg Up in Fire Department Exam

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August 25, 2014 - Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

The city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in almost a decade, but the plan to diversify the department is not sitting well with everyone. We take a look at the policy that gives preference to hiring CPS graduates from both sides of the spectrum.

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Roberto Clemente Remembered

Musical Celebrates Life of Baseball Icon

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August 25, 2014 - Roberto Clemente Remembered

Roberto Clemente is back in Chicago: a new musical celebrates his life.

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Cardinal George Enrolls in Clinical Research Trial

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George will participate in a clinical research trial at the University of Chicago Medicine to treat his cancer.

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Exploring Space

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August 26, 2014 - Exploring Space

From close encounters with a speeding comet to an intimate visit with mysterious Pluto, we examine the most fascinating stories from the final frontier. 

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Growing Solutions Farm

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August 26, 2014 - Growing Solutions Farm

Gardeners know the therapeutic benefits of tending to their flowers, vegetables and fruits. The Julie & Michael Tracey Family Foundation teamed up with organizations to create a therapeutic garden for people with autism. Brandis Friedman has the story.

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Pete Seeger's Letters

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August 26, 2014 - Pete Seeger's Letters

Chicago banjo player Michael Miles had a 25-year correspondence with legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who died earlier this year. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s conversation with Miles about how the cards and letters changed his life.

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More than War Stories

Chicago Artist Paints Pacific Overtures

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A onetime sailor and tattoo artist blends adult experiences with childhood memories to create mystical memorials to World War II. 

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Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

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August 25, 2014 - Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

This morning, Gov. Pat Quinn invoked the home rule principle when vetoing HB 4075, a bill that would have set standards and regulations for the commercial ride-sharing industry.

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Freedom of Expression and Education

Discussing U of I’s Job Revocation, the First Amendment

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August 25, 2014-Freedom of Expression and Education

After being offered a tenured teaching position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Steven Salaita quit his job at Virginia Tech. U of I revoked its offer, and many believe it’s due to Salaita’s criticism of Israel on Twitter.  

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Architecture Upswing Hits Chicago

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August 25, 2014 - Architecture Upswing Hits Chicago

As construction in urban areas picks up, the Chicago Loop feels the momentum. The old Chicago Motor Club building may be converted into a hotel soon while the Thompson Center waits its turn for a facelift. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/22-8/24

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A fashion fest, dancing in Millennium Park, and a 5K obstacle course to raise money for MS; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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