Remembering President Ford
President Ford is often credited with helping to "heal" the country in the wake of Watergate. We'll look at some specific steps he took, including his appointment of a prominent Chicagoan. Guest: David Strauss
News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Cook County board president Todd Stroger is calling for 17% cuts in county government. But some critics say this would have a devastating effect on the health and safety of the county's residents. Two of those critics join Eddie Arruza for a look at the county's $500 million budget shortfall.
Bears Alumni Club
The NFL gave Bears fans a new years eve surprise with a last minute game time switch. Do Brett Favre and the Packers have a surprise in store as well? We'll talk about it with Super Bowl Bears tight end Emery Moorehead.
Chicago Food Depository
The Chicago Food Depository does a lot more than give away food. Tonight we profile an innovative chef preparation program run by the Food Depository that trains the unemployed and underemployed for jobs in the food industry.
Arts Across Illinois
We'll take a look at a downstate production of the Nutcracker and see how smaller communities in Illinois struggle to keep the arts alive.
Check Please! Supper Club
We'll get the new year started at Carnivale. Their chef shows us how to make Tuna Tiradito.
Recipe for Tuna Tiradito
The Year in Review
We'll have a lighthearted look at 2006 from one of our behind-the-scenes Chicago Tonight staffers.
Windy City Style 2006
In the city of Chicago, in the County known as Cook,
There was plenty going on, so today we take a look
There was re-election, blame deflection, Senator O
Nepotism, cronyism, Brianâ€™s big toe
In one corner, Rod, in the other corner Judy
He took her with his money and his ads were real rude-y
The voters went blue in the county board race
In fact the only red around was in Peraicaâ€™s angry face
Windy City Flair... oh-oh... from the southside to Oâ€™hare... oh-oh
The witnesses were damning, the jury was a mess
Number 2 loves his girlfriend, thatâ€™s why he must confess
His friendâ€™s had turned against him, they had to fall in line.
Now George Ryan gotta do a little time
Now Rod faces trouble from a similar foe
Hiring fraud, bribery, deals on the down low
The feds are moving in, theyâ€™re doubting his abilitiy
Meanwhile, heâ€™s braggin bout his testicular virility
â€œDo you have the testicular virility..."
Windy City Style, oh-oh... from Hegewisch Marsh to the Mag Mile oh-oh
So is he gonna run? Heâ€™s got us on the ropes.
The magazines, the TV shows, the audacity of hope
The last few years for this man have been a whirl
Senator Obama, you go, girl
Investigations piling up but the cityâ€™s looking great
Luis G nor J 3 will challenge this manâ€™s fate
If the mayor gets his way and the costs donâ€™t get extreme...
Chi town, baby...2016!
This manâ€™s got a plan, you know he ain't lyin'
But before we build a stadium, can we just finish the Dan Ryan...
Windy City Code...oh-oh...from LaSalle to Pershing Road...oh-oh
A certain team looks pretty good in the league of black and blue
See ya later, Dusty Baker, and hello Sweet Lou
The Bulls are up and down and the hawks are for the birds
Ozzie Guillen sure has a way with words
Phil, Rich, Joel, and Elizabeth B.
Carol Eddie Christian and my man J.C.
They report it to you straight and itâ€™s never second hand
If you donâ€™t catch it live, you can get it on demand...
Windy City Roar... oh-oh... from Humboldt Park to the South Shore... oh-oh
Windy City Style oh-oh..from Hegewisch Marsh to the Mag Mile... oh-oh