Toni Preckwinkle and the future of Cook County

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As Toni Preckwinkle gears up to keep her job as Cook County Board president, she is faced with a number of issues. We ask about some of her greatest challenges and where she plans to go from here.

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Beach Bacteria

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July 24, 2014 - Beach Bacteria

The Chicago Park District has turned to DNA testing to see if dogs are to blame for high E.coli levels. We talk to the head of Chicago's beaches to see if it's safe to swim.

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Illinois Teens Destined for Broadway

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July 24, 2014 - Illinois Teens Destined for Broadway

This year two Illinois teenagers made it to the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City and one of them even took home top honors.

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CPS Board to Vote on Budget

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July 23, 2014-CPS Board to Vote on Budget

The Chicago Public School board votes today on the controversial 2015 budget that has been slammed by observers for using a "gimmick" to help close nearly a $1 billion hole.

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New Study Questions Success of Niacin

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July 23, 2014-New Study Questions Success of Niacin

New research shows one common treatment for high cholesterol may not be worth the risk.

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Chicago Housing Market's Road to Recovery

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July 23, 2014-Chicago Housing Market's Road to Recovery

Home sales are up in Chicago, but the market is still a long way from recovering to pre-crash levels.

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Examining Illinois’ Unemployment Numbers

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July 21, 2014 - Examining Illinois’ Unemployment Numbers

Illinois officials are touting one of the largest drops in unemployment in Illinois history. But is the picture really that rosy? Paris Schutz goes behind the numbers. 

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President Obama Signs LGBT Non-Discrimination Order

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July 21, 2014-President Obama Signs LGBT Non-Discrimination

President Obama signed an executive order that protects workers for the federal government and workers of federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We take a look at the order and its impact. 

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Riverfront Development

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July 24, 2014 - Riverfront Development

Mayor Emanuel unveils a multi-million dollar plan for an office tower along the Riverwalk. Brandis Friedman has the details.

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Hollywood Photographer

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July 24, 2014 - Hollywood Photographer

Hollywood photographer Peter Sorel was born in Hungary, but now calls Chicago home. From “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” to “Frida and “Life of Pi, Sorel has documented and created poster images for more than 120 memorable movies. We revisit his story.

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Viewer Feedback: 7/24

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July 24, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 7/24

We share what you had to say about recent stories when read some of our viewer feedback.

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Update on Malaysian Plane Crash in Ukraine

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July 23, 2014-Update on Malaysian Plane Crash in Ukraine

Ukrainian separatists have returned the bodies of those who died in the recent plane crash after much negotiation. We have the latest on the situation in Ukraine after a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down near the Russian border.

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Turning Trees into Art

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July 23, 2014-Turning Trees into Art

The Chicago Park District has teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art.

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Ask Geoffrey: 7/23

The Fall of Icarus and a 1980 Grand Prix

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July 23, 2014-Ask Geoffrey: 7/23

Geoffrey Baer revisits an iconic movie car chase and some mythological metaphors in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey. 

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AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks

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July 21, 2014-AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks

AbbVie, the research arm of Abbott Laboratories, bought the Dublin-based Shire pharmaceutical company last Friday for nearly $55 billion. We break down the economic impact this move will have on Chicago.

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The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

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July 21, 2014-The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Ever click "I agree" before reading the disclosure? Omri Ben-Shahar speaks with us about his book focused on the purpose and shortcomings of mandated disclosures.

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