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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rod Blagojevich Arrested

Gov. Rod Blagojevich is arrested at his home and charged with trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat, among other crimes.

Barack Obama Elected President

The historic election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

We learn winter gardening tips, and why now is the best time to look for signs of the Emerald Ash Borer, from Chicago Botanic Garden's Eliza Fournier.

Gary Comer College Prep

Lands' End founder Gary Comer dedicated much of his life to revitalizing his childhood home: Pocket Town, in Greater Grand Crossing. How much good has his $86 million (and counting) done? Chicago magazine editor Elly Fishman joins us with the story.

Inside the “Heart” of the Nation’s Second Largest Transit System

How does the CTA keep its trains and buses operating on time? How prepared is it for a major incident like a terrorist attack? We get a rare look inside the transit system's high-tech nerve center.

George Ryan Arrested

Less than a year after leaving office, former Gov. George Ryan is arrested and charged with corruption.

Problems escalate for Boeing as Japan grounds its entire 787 Dreamliner fleet. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

James "Big Cat" Williams gives us his updated Super Bowl picks, now that the Seattle Seahawks have been eliminated.

The Bears hire Marc Trestman as new head coach. James “Big Cat” William shares his thoughts on the decision. 

Chicago Week in Review @20

This special edition of Chicago Week in Review recounts some of the most memorable stories and guests from the first two decades of the program.

National star of the Republican Party, Joe Walsh, joins us to talk about the state of the GOP in Illinois, and what's next on his agenda.

Harold Washington Dies

Mayor Harold Washington dies, leaving a lasting legacy and creating at least temporary chaos as various factions line up to back possible replacements.

Harold Washington Elected Mayor

Harold Washington becomes Chicago’s first African-American mayor by beating Republican Bernard Epton in the general election.

Harold Washington Wins Primary

Harold Washington beats Mayor Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley in the Democratic primary for mayor.

Local Politics

David Axelrod, architect of President Obama’s election victories, then a Chicago Tribune reporter, is among the guests in this discussion of city, county and state politics, as is Chicago Tonight’s Carol Marin.

Byrne Beats Bilandic

In this special edition of Chicago Week in Review, Joel Weisman and his guests discuss Jane Byrne’s shocking victory over incumbent Mayor Michael Bilandic in the Democratic mayoral primary.

Weisman Tries Out For WTTW Job

Joel Weisman talks with John Callaway in this 1974 audition tape produced prior to Weisman being hired to work on WTTW’s Public News Center.

A message to those interested and qualified in being appointed 7th ward alderman: the mayor will start accepting applications online next week.