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Chicago Tonight: Live Forum, Live Streaming, Live Chat... it all starts at 7:00 pm

Tonight at 7:00 pm, just 8 days before the election, the gloves come off as mayoral candidates Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle and Rahm Emanuel answer tough questions, in a forum hosted by Carol Marin.

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Find out how the negative response to Groupon's Super Bowl ad featuring Tibet will impact the Chicago company. Kris Kridel, of WBBM Newsradio 780, joins us to look at the week in business.

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Find out how the blizzard is going to impact Chicago companies when Kris Kridel, of WBBM Newsradio 780, joins us to look at the week in business.

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Yesterday, an Illinois appeals court threw out a $31 billion construction program already in progress. Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney talks to us from the state capital with more details on this surprising development.

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Gov. Pat Quinn responded with some powerful words to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about Illinois recruitment efforts. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel has that and more in our business scoop.

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Today, Boeing announced it is pushing back delivery of its 787 Dreamliner for the seventh time. Find out why when Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us to look at the week in business.

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It's been a historic week for the Illinois General Assembly. Springfield lawmakers managed to pass the new 67 percent state income tax hike mere hours before the legislative inauguration. Gov. Quinn has also been sent legislation that would ban the death penalty in Illinois. Carol Marin has the latest.

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Critics are already predicting a massive business exodus now that the state income tax increase passed, but some say this could be just the budget savior Illinois has been waiting for.

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Elizabeth Brackett and her panel debate whether the tax proposal is good enough to solve the state's long-term budget problems.

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Chicago has the highest gas prices in the nation. Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel has that and more in our business report.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: a judge rules mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot, but the battle rages on in court. Meanwhile, Carol Moseley Braun flip-flops and releases her tax returns, which show she is in deep financial trouble. An income tax hike looks like it's a done deal, courtesy of the lame-duck Springfield session. President Obama names Bill Daley as his new White House Chief of Staff. A surprising new report reveals $820,000 of lavish spending on parties, booze and a bug sweep under former Chicago School Board presidents.

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Cook County faces a budget shortfall of almost $500 million, and new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has ordered across-the-board cuts. Eddie Arruza talks to three top officials about how they plan to comply.

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The market made huge gains last year, but how's the financial forecast shaping up for 2011? We place our bets tonight, and find out what that might mean for your 401(k).

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How will Cook County close a $487 million budget gap? Newly sworn-in Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins Carol Marin for a one-on-one interview.

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Governor Quinn reportedly wants to borrow $15 billion to bridge the state's biggest-ever budget gap. Will that only worsen Illinois' finances, and will anyone even loan the state that amount of money? Eddie Arruza and his guests weigh the options.

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We learn about the newest holiday party trend -- ugly sweaters. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us with that story and a recap of the year in Chicago business.