Feeding the Hungry

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July 13, 2013 - Feeding the Hungry

Hunger is rising; 860,000 people were food insecure in Cook County in 2011. Out of those, one in five were children. The Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit food distribution and training center, which provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in Chicago, is expanding summer feeding programs to serve kids who usually receive their meals at schools. Read an article.

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Wrigley Deal Passes

Residents, Alderman Still Upset

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Community groups near Wrigley Field have requested a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about the proposed changes to Wrigley Field, now approved by the City’s Landmarks Commission.

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Chicago Landmarks Commission Meets on Wrigley Renovations

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June 27, 2013 - Landmarks Commission Meets on Wrigley

The $500 million plan to modernize Wrigley Field got the green light Thursday from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, despite some objections from Lakeview Ald. Tom Tunney.

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Bikes For All

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June 26, 2013 - Bikes For All

This Friday, the city unveils a new bike share program called Divvy. We talk with Gabe Klein, commissioner for the Department of Transportation, about what to expect. View a map and learn more about the program.

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Metra CEO’s Severance Package Raises Eyebrows

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June 25, 2013 - Metra CEO’s Severance Package Raises Eyebrow

Metra CEO Alex Clifford may receive up to $700,000 for stepping down, according to reports. His resignation raises questions about how the Metra is run – and whether the agency is using public dollars responsibly.

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Waukegan Harbor

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June 24, 2013 - Waukegan Harbor

Just as Waukegan Harbor’s decades-long cleanup project comes to an end, low water levels and the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy keep the commercial harbor closed. Read an article.

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Stock Market Slide

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June 20, 2013 - Stock Market Slide

Markets react negatively to Chairman Ben Bernanke’s remarks that the Federal Reserve may taper bond buying in the next year. We take a closer look at the fluctuation in the stock and bond markets, the state of the economic stimulus and recovery, as well as Bernanke’s future.

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Neighbor Carts

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June 19, 2013 - Neighbor Carts

Neighbor Carts hires workers with pre-existing barriers to employment, while simultaneously working to eradicate the city's vast food deserts. Jay Shefsky explores the company's innovative business model. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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Sneak Peek at "The 606"

Bloomingdale Trail Gets a New Name

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June 17, 2013 - Sneak Peek at "The 606"

Ground is set to break on a major transformation that will turn an abandoned railway into a three mile-long elevated park. Chicago Tonight has exclusive details about the final plan. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale

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July 15, 2013 - Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale

How do you price a piece of architectural art? Prairie style master Frank Lloyd Wright designed nearly 100 homes in the Chicago area, but now some owners are having trouble selling these homes. Chicago magazine's real estate expert Dennis Rodkin joins us to discuss why sellers are having trouble, and he tells us more about Chicago's housing market.

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Tribune to Spin Off Newspapers

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July 10, 2013 - Tribune to Spin Off Newspapers

The Chicago Tribune has announced it’s splitting its broadcast and publishing divisions, a major shift for a company built on synergy between platforms. Lynne Marek from Crain’s Chicago Business joins us with analysis.

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Optimo Hats

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June 27, 2013 - Optimo Hats

Once, there were dozens of men's hatmakers in Chicago. Today, there is only one. We revisit Jay Shefsky's story about Optimo Hats. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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Metra Executive's Departure

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June 25, 2013 - Metra Executive's Departure

What was behind the departure of Metra's former executive, Alex Clifford? Paris Schutz has new details. Read the separation agreement and RTA's statement.

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"Chicago Business and Industry"

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June 25, 2013 - "Chicago Business and Industry"

Janice Reiff has compiled essays about the city's emergence as a commerce hub in the book, Chicago Business and Industry: From Fur Trade to E-Commerce. Read an excerpt and view a slideshow.

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Viewer Feedback: 6/24

Neighbor Carts

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June 24, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 6/24

We hear what you had to say about our Neighbor Carts story in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Viewer Feedback: 6/20

"The 606"

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June 20, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 6/20

This week, we gave you a sneak peek at the city's next beautification project. Originally known as the "The Bloomingdale Trail," the giant abandoned railway on the northwest side will soon get a major facelift and new name - "The 606." We have some of your thoughts about the changes to a piece of the city's history in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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A People’s Housing Authority

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June 18, 2013 - A People’s Housing Authority

What happens when a bunch of housing activists decide to seize some vacant homes and take the foreclosure crisis into their own hands? We take a look at a guerrilla group called the Anti-Eviction Campaign that has people rethinking their ideas on housing and homelessness in Chicago. Read an article.

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