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In one of the biggest acquisitions in American history, Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in stock. The deal would give Comcast approximately a third of the national cable market. So what would it mean for customers when the United States' number one cable operator buys the number two company? And will both the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department approve the massive deal?

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A community is divided by a plan to redevelop the site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital.  We'll hear why opponents of the proposal may no longer have a voice in the matter.
 

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The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is making a $500,000 investment in the Brighton Park neighborhood. We tell you how it’s helping neighbors there.

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Former Ald. Martin Oberman joins us to talk about his new position as the Metra Board chairman.

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Should ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft be regulated like taxis? Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed the nation’s first law to license ride-sharing companies. But cab drivers say it doesn’t go far enough, and are now suing the city of Chicago to force equal regulations.

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With tax season upon us, local tax expert David Henderson joins us to guide you through the process and alert you of any new deductions you may be eligible for.

Lathrop Homes Redevelopment

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Plans to renovate Chicago Public Housing project Lathrop Homes on the north side have been in the works for years. We have some of your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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We talk with Ford Motor Company's Executive Vice President, Joseph Hinrichs, about the future of Ford and Chicago's role in its global growth. View a graph of Ford Motor Company sales.

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Plans to renovate Chicago Public Housing project Lathrop Homes on the north side have been in the works for years. We take a look at the redevelopment’s progress and find out why the community is fighting some changes. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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In a major announcement from the nation's second largest pharmacy chain, CVS said it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,400 stores later this year. We tell you about the huge economic impact it's going to have on the chain, and what Deerfield-based Walgreens had to say in response. Read statements in reaction to the news.

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We have the latest details and analysis on the stock market.

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We talk with real estate guru Dennis Rodkin about the status of Chicago’s housing market. View a graph on the local housing market.

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Interim Metra CEO Donald Orseno was unanimously selected as Metra's next CEO by the Board of Directors today. Watch his most recent appearance on Chicago Tonight.

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Chicago’s shared, professional spaces are popping up all over town, and now there is one for attorneys. The Chicago Bar Foundation-sponsored program supplies new lawyers with the skills and knowledge to start their own businesses while reaching a growing number of those in need. Read an article about the incubator.

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We talk with Metra’s interim CEO Don Orseno, Metra board member Jack Schaffer, and Chicago Tribune transportation reporter Richard Wronski about the commuter issues encountered last week during the polar vortex, and what the agency plans to change for future storms. Read an interview.

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Billionaire Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner evades prison over his conviction of hiding money overseas. Paris Schutz explains why.