Thursday, February 14, 2013

Viewer Mail: 2/14

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We hear what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer mail.

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre

It happened 84 years ago, but many Chicagoans still associate Valentine's Day with a massacre. Take a look at the late John Callaway's 2004 "Chicago Stories" piece about gangland Chicago's most infamous hour.

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A Contemporary Retrial for Mary Todd Lincoln

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A new WTTW special covers the mock retrial of Mary Todd Lincoln, who was tried and institutionalized for insanity a decade after Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Would she be institutionalized under today's laws?

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Police Superintendent McCarthy on Gun Control

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As Hadiya Pendleton's murder inspires national gun safety legislation, Police Chief Garry McCarthy is here to discuss why state laws need to change.

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Orbert Davis

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Bandleader Orbert Davis and friends perform their Emmy-winning score from the documentary DuSable to Obama.

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Devilishly Good

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Top Chef and Mexico: One Plate at a Time host Rick Bayless shares his recipe for a Mexican El Diablo cocktail. 

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Racy Billboard Causes Controversy

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Why is this billboard turning heads in River North? And should it be taken down? Paris Schutz reports.

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IL Senate Approves Gay Marriage Bill

The Illinois Senate approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage—bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The bill passed the Senate in a 34-21-2 vote, but now faces a tougher vote as it moves to the Illinois House of Representatives. See how Senate members voted in our interactive graphic.

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