Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/23

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January 23, 2015 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/23

Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 1/23-1/25

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Stomp, Love on Paper, and the Lakeview Polar Plunge; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Examining Chicago’s Economic Recovery

Study Says Chicago Area’s Recovery Falls Behind Other Metro Areas

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January 22, 2015 - Examining Chicago’s Economic Recovery

A Brookings Institution report ranks Chicago 203rd out of 300 metropolitan areas around the world in bouncing back from recession. Just how concerned should we be? Our panel of experts weighs in.

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Chicago's School Closings

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January 22, 2015 - Chicago's School Closings

Documentary film series, The School Project, releases its second installment focusing on the 50 schools closings conducted by CPS in May 2013. The episode centers around a Chicago family as they navigate the process and what the largest school closing in American history means for education policy in the city.

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Viewer Feedback: 1/22

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January 22, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 1/22

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

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Ordinance Introduced for Obama Library on Public Parkland

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January 21, 2015 - Ordinance Introduced for Obama Library

City Council takes the first step paving the way for an Obama Presidential Library on public parkland. But does it assuage the concerns of park preservationists?

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Scrutinizing the State of the Union

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January 21, 2015 - Scrutinizing the State of the Union

Jason DeSanto, senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, picks apart President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address. What were the areas of focus? What are the implications for the year ahead?

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Students Caught in Middle of PARCC Debate

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January 21, 2015 - Students Caught in Middle of PARCC Debate

Teachers, parents, and administrators have been debating whether schools should start implementing the PARCC standardized test, designed to align with the new Common Core standards. We talk with two educators about whether it's time to put the PARCC in place and the value of standardized testing.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/23

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January 23, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/23

Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss “Deflate-gate,” the NFL story that captured the nation’s attention this week. Also, they delve further into the mayoral race, and whether any of the candidates will be a formidable debate challenger to Rahm Emanuel. 

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Rauner Addresses State Budget Challenges

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January 22, 2015 - Rauner Addresses State Budget Challenges

New Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses the massive budget challenges ahead. Just how does the state plan to pay its bills? We will have the details.

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Impact of School Closures

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January 22, 2015 - Impact of School Closures

The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research details how students were impacted by the decision to close 50 elementary schools in May 2013.

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The Village Movement: How Elders are Aging in Place

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January 22, 2015 - The Village Movement

Folks over age 60 are opting to stay in their homes and communities well into their golden years. A collection of "virtual villages" are popping up all over the country, providing engagement, services, and a new way of looking at how we age.

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Web Exclusive Ask Geoffrey

Buildings, Libraries & Train Stations

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Discover Chicago's Ivy League enclave, a no-nastiness library, and a train station namesake on the south side.

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Update on Medical Marijuana Program

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January 21, 2015 - Update on Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois Rep. Lou Lang talks about the status of the state’s medical marijuana program, casino gambling, and his recent meeting with new Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Love on Paper

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January 21, 2015 - Love on Paper

In time for Valentine's Day, The Newberry Library in Chicago has searched through its extensive archives for artifacts of love. Taking suggestions from its staff across many areas of expertise, the library has created an exhibition of works on paper that express love in all its forms over the last eight centuries. We get a preview.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/21

Soldier Field, Dream Lady & Kenwood Branch

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November 19, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/19

Geoffrey Baer answers viewer questions about a dreamy memorial, Soldier Field no man's land, and railroad ruins on Chicago's South Side.

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