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Foodie in Chief

The James Beard Foundation is bringing its annual restaurant and chef awards to Chicago. Susan Ungaro, the foundation's president, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about Chicago's culinary scene, fine dining, and the food industry's appeal to mainstream media.

Illinois Treasurer Forum

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Republican candidate Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs face off on Chicago Tonight's candidate forum for the open treasurer's seat.

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Cook County’s Prep for Potential Ebola Cases

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October 20, 2014 - Cook County’s Prep for Ebola Cases

How are Cook County health officials preparing for potential Ebola cases? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Chicago Teachers Union Interim President

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October 20, 2014 - Chicago Teachers Union Interim President

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey is filling in as president of the union, while Karen Lewis battles an illness.

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Architect Jeanne Gang Reinvents a Regional Theater

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October 20, 2014 - Jeanne Gang Reinvents a Regional Theater

Writers Theatre in Glencoe is breaking ground on a new home to be designed by Studio Gang Architects.

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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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Foodie in Chief

James Beard Foundation Promotes Food Education, Excellence

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Photo by Susie Cushner

The James Beard Foundation is bringing its annual restaurant and chef awards to Chicago. Susan Ungaro, the foundation's president, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about Chicago's culinary scene, fine dining, and the food industry's appeal to mainstream media.

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Illinois Comptroller Forum

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October 20, 2014 - Illinois Comptroller Forum

Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Democratic challenger Sheila Simon participate in Chicago Tonight’s forum.

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Dolphins

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October 20, 2014 - “Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Dolphins

James “Big Cat” Williams and Ann Kreiter discuss the Bears' lackluster performance against the Miami Dolphins.

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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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