Bitcoin Banking Rises

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With the debut of the city's first Bitcoin ATM, and a Bitcoin demo taking place on Capitol Hill today, many are wondering if virtual currency is making its way to becoming mainstream, and does it have the potential to replace paper currency? We'll discuss this and more with our panel of experts.     

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Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

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It was his 75th birthday. Hundreds attended a VIP event featuring music, belly dancers, and speakers honoring his life’s work, and the public opening of the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park drew thousands from the neighborhood. Ed Paschke was celebrated in style. We revisit our story about the opening of the northwest side art center.

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Illinois Wines

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Illinois is not typically known for its wines, but for more than a century the state has produced a wide variety with little recognition. Join us as we explore the budding wine culture with certified sommelier Clara Orban, author of “Illinois Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide.”

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#ChicagoStandUp

Bulls' Noah joins the Fight Against Chicago Violence

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Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah teams up with rapper, actor, and Chicago native Common to unveil a new anti-violence program including a star-studded public service announcement.

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Pension Problems

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July 28, 2014 - Pension Problems

The state continues to struggle financially as a result of many obligations - pensions being one of the most immediate. As constitutionality of Senate Bill 1 becomes more uncertain, some lawmakers are looking to amend the constitution in order to move forward. But how will this affect state workers and who will ultimately pay the price?

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100th Anniversary of WWI

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July 28, 2014 - 100th Anniversary of WWI

July 28 marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. The United States would not join the global conflict until three years later, and Chicago responded to the call. We remember the "war to end all wars" through the photos and letters of some Chicagoans.

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Saturday in the Park

Be Part of an Art Party

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Don’t read the newspaper death counts this weekend. Go to a free block party on the South Side on Saturday, July 26, to celebrate good news and people doing things right.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/25

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July 25, 2014 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/25

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

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Blair Kamin on Maggie Daley Park, Lucas Museum

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Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin has the latest on the work at Maggie Daley Park and the architectural team picked to build the Lucas Museum.

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Chicagoan Receives National Medal of Arts

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Photo by Michael Vito

Chicagoan Joan Harris, a philanthropist and arts patron, was honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts award by President Barack Obama on Monday, July 28. We talk with Harris about the award and the impact she’s had on the arts.

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Argument Against E15 Ordinance

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The City Council’s Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance to require self-service gas stations to provide E15 gasoline. While the move is being touted as a way to save consumers cash, an analyst at The Heartland Institute says E15 gasoline won’t save motorists money at the pump.

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PACs Spar in Mayoral Race

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July 28, 2014 - PACs Spar in Mayoral Race

Big money, bare-knuckle, Washington-style politics come to Chicago. Two new Political Action Committees, or PACs, are going head-to-head over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, as well as the election of aldermanic candidates who support or oppose him. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Retired US General Talks International Crises, Ethanol Gas

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July 28, 2014 - Retired US General

Will Chicago gas stations be required to offer E15 fuel? Gen. Wesley Clark joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the new E15 fuel legislation and more.  

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Building a Better Bike

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July 28, 2014 - Building a Better Bike

A Chicago design firm is competing with others around the country to create a new, better bike for city riding. All the designs were unveiled Friday, July 25. Phil Ponce will test drive the new bike Monday, July 28, and talk with the designers.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/25-7/27

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A neighborhood sidewalk sale, benefit for pediatric cancer, and county fair; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/25

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July 25, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/25

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week's headlines in this web extra video.

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