Thursday, November 15, 2012

Obama Pop

President Obama as you've never seen him. Chicago artist Rick Valicenti created 50 digital portraits of the president, representing the many archetypes embodied by the Commander-in-Chief. 

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"The Story of Ain't"

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Prescriptive or descriptive? A new book looks at one of the most controversial American dictionaries ever published.

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Ken Burns' "Dust Bowl"

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As stocks tumbled during the Great Depression, farmers in the Great Plains were dealing with the Dust Bowl -- a plague of dust storms that lasted a decade resulting in the greatest man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history.

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City Budget Approved

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Ald. Sandi Jackson is a no-show as the Chicago City Council passes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget by a 46-3 vote. Paris Schutz has the details.

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Viewer Mail: 11/15

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We have your thoughts on the Illinois pension crisis in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Massive Partnership Promises Fields of Dreams

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A multimillion dollar public-private partnership has attracted donors from all over the world. We show you how it's breathing new life into old athletic fields.

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Debate Over Controversial Electric Plan

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We have both sides of the debate on the mayor's controversial proposal to have the city purchase electricity in bulk on behalf of residents.

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