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The Chicago Defender was founded in 1905, and at one point was the nation's most influential black weekly newspaper. We hear from the new editor and publisher about future plans for the publication.

Planes & Cranes

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We share what you had to say about air traffic noise near O'Hare Airport and Sandhill Cranes in tonight's viewer feedback.

 

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Chicago native Bob Mariano, CEO of Mariano's, is here to update us on the grocery store's Chicagoland expansion, his approach to business, and his views on the economic outlook for Illinois.

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The Chicago Cubs announced Friday the team would move forward without manager Rick Renteria.

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New numbers touted by the governor’s office show that the Illinois unemployment rate has fallen more than any other state in the last year. But is it all good economic news? Paris Schutz has the story.

Tribune Buys Sun-Times Suburban Newspapers

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A potential blockbuster deal between the Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune parent companies could shake up Chicago journalism.

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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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Chicago investor J.B. Pritzker talks about the Chicago Venture Summit, in which local tech entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors from around the country.

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Metra is proposing fare increases of nearly 11 percent next year to help modernize aging infrastructure and railcars.

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Planning for the Illiana Expressway continues after the project received a green light from a federal environmental review. Our panel discusses the controversial tollway and what happens next.

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Electrical problems and soggy weather fizzled Saturday night's Great Chicago Fire Festival. Paris Schutz has more on the aftermath and the mayor's plans for the event moving forward.

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With thunderstorms forecasted in Chicago, airlines cancelled more than 700 flights at Chicago’s airports. The latest cancellations come less than a week after a fire at an Aurora radar facility resulted in thousands of cancelled flights. 

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The only thing to cheer on Wall Street today was that trading finally ended. The markets take a tumble, dragged down by an Apple.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago are still in the bid for housing the Obama Presidential Library. 

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Figuring out how to invest your money can be a very complicated matter. Chicago Tonight takes a look at the world of hedge fund investing.

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A campaign to boost small businesses and community development projects in Chicago neighborhoods is underway.