Chicago Tonight's Mayoral Runoff Forum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesús "Chuy" García go head-to-head in a live forum hosted by Phil Ponce and live streamed at wttw.com. Got any questions for the candidates? Ask here and we may use them on the air. Follow @wttw #ChicagoTonight during the forum for live tweets and to ask questions.

Duckworth Announces 2016 Senate Run

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced she will run for Senate in 2016 against incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk. 

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Emanuel Foe Faces Runoff Rematch

45th Ward Aldermanic Runoff Forum

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March 30, 2015 - Emanuel Foe Faces Runoff Rematch

First-term Ald. John Arena, a member of the City Council's Progressive Caucus and a frequent thorn in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's side, faces a runoff rematch with Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido in the race to represent the northwest side's 45th Ward.

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The First Lady of the Black Press

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March 30, 2015 - The First Lady of the Black Press

Chicago's own Ethel Payne was the third African-American to ever receive White House press credentials -- and she was only the second black woman to do so. We talk with the author of a biography about the importance of her legacy.

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Viewer Feedback: 3/30

Jesse Jackson Jr., CPS and CTU, Urban Coyotes

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March 30, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 3/30

We share what you had to say about Jesse Jackson Jr.'s release from prison, contract negotiations between CPS and CTU, and Chicago's urban coyotes in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/27

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March 27, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/27

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation online with a discussion of journalists appearing in political advertising.  

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2 Local Men Arrested for Allegedly Aiding ISIS

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Two local men were arrested on charges of aiding the ISIS terror group.

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CPS & CTU Begin Contract Talks

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March 26, 2015 - CPS & CTU Begin Contract Talks

Contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have formally begun – and the union’s initial list of demands is not the traditional one. We have the details.

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Battle Intensifies in 43rd Ward

43rd Ward Aldermanic Runoff Forum

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March 26, 2015 - Battle Intensifies in 43rd Ward

First-term Ald. Michele Smith is fighting to keep her Lincoln Park aldermanic seat in a bitter battle with challenger Caroline Vickrey. They go head to head.

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Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

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March 30, 2015 - Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

Indiana's passage of a so-called religious freedom law has sparked an angry backlash from those who assert that it gives license to businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds. Already there has been a massive backlash against the law, with leaders of business—including Apple's CEO Tim Cook—decrying the law.

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"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies"

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March 30, 2015 - "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies"

Tracking the history and treatment of cancer from ancient Egypt through today: we talk with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, about a new three-part documentary produced by Ken Burns that begins airing Monday, March 30 on WTTW11.

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The School Project: Testing Season

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March 30, 2015 - The School Project: Testing Season

The School Project is a Chicago-based documentary series that is tracking the past and present status of the city's public school system. The fourth episode  focuses on the battle over standardized testing.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/27

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March 27, 2015 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/27

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, two Aurora men are arrested for allegedly plotting to attack an Illinois military base, mayoral candidates face off in a televised debate, and the CTU issues a list of demands.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 3/27-3/29

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Watch a mariachi opera set in 1910 Mexico; enjoy a musical set in 1950s Las Vegas; and kick off the running season in present day Grant Park. Chicago Tonight ​has your weekend picks.

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released from Prison

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a federal prison in Alabama after his 2013 conviction for tax evasion and misuse of campaign funds. His next stop will be a halfway house, likely located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Pilot Mental Health and Cockpit Safety

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March 26, 2015 - Pilot Mental Health and Cockpit Safety

A French prosecutor announced Thursday that a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed a jet in the French Alps after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. The prosecutor said there is no indication the crash was related to terrorism. The announcement has sparked questions about mental health evaluations for airline pilots, and why the co-pilot was able to prevent the pilot from gaining access to the cockpit. We have analysis.

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Chicago's Urban Coyotes

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March 26, 2015 - Chicago's Urban Coyotes

Ohio State University biologist Stanley Gehrt has followed more than 800 coyotes in Chicago over the past 15 years using GPS tracker collars. Where they turn up might just surprise you. Gehrt joins us to discuss Chicago's thriving urban coyotes.

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