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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Local restaurateurs and economists raise doubts over the city's recent claims that the upcoming NATO summit will bring the city more than $128 million in revenue.

The editor-in-chief of Time Out Chicago tells us what restaurants, chefs and bars should be on your radar right now.


"American Experience"

Olympic hero Jesse Owens is profiled in a new PBS documentary premiering Tuesday night on WTTW11. We talk with two of Jesse Owens' daughters about his remarkable life.


Image credit: Rebuilding Exchange via Flickr

A Chicago warehouse gives second chances to construction waste, as well as ex-offenders needing a new path in life. We visit the Rebuilding Exchange.


Chicago aldermen have a better pension deal than city police, firefighters and other city workers. We hear about these generous pensions, reported by WGN and the Chicago Tribune.  


Sen. Dick Durbin

Student debt threatens to cripple a generation from making it in America. We talk with Sen. Dick Durbin about this issue, and other examples of gridlock in Washington.


May Day protests lined the Loop on Tuesday in what could be construed as a dress rehearsal for NATO. How did the city do? Paris Schutz has the story.