Pension Reform Law Struck Down

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Illinois has lost the first round in its attempt to uphold recently enacted changes to the state’s pension law. Sangamon County Court Judge John Belz has found that the pension reform law is unconstitutional and “void in its entirety.” 

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/21

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November 21, 2014-Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/21

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue the conversation online, with more about the legacy of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the post-election interactions between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn, and future job options for Pat Quinn.

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The Memory Archives Premiere

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The Memory Archives aims to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors in the Chicagoland area. The joint project between Northwestern and University of Hamburg students premieres Thursday night.

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Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education, Finances

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November 20, 2014 - Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education

A new report says the state is falling behind in funding its public schools. But with finances a mess, where will incoming governor Bruce Rauner find the money?

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‘Porgy and Bess’ Back at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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November 20, 2014 - 'Porgy and Bess' Back at Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Chicago is currently presenting a production of Porgy and Bess with two highly acclaimed singers in the lead roles.

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Cross Concedes in Treasurer’s Race

Frerichs to Become State Treasurer

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More than two weeks after the election, the Illinois Treasurer’s race has been decided. Democratic candidate Mike Frerichs will become the next treasurer.

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Complaints About O’Hare Noise

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November 19, 2014 - Complaints About O'Hare Noise

Residents in Chicago and the suburbs complain that changes to takeoff and landing patterns at Chicago O'Hare International Airport are making previously quiet neighborhoods excessively noisy.

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What's Up on Northerly Island?

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November 19, 2014 - What's Up on Northerly Island?

The first phase of the new wilderness park on Northerly Island should be open next spring. We take a look at the transformation of Northerly Island over the last year and a half.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/21

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November 21, 2014 - The Week in Review: 11/21

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 11/21-11/23

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Christkindlmarket, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, and the Chicago Toy & Game Fair; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Immigration Reform

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November 20, 2014 - Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama addresses the nation on immigration reform. Chicago Tonight talks with local analysts about the president’s speech.

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Remembering Mike Nichols

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Legendary film and stage director Mike Nichols died at age 83. Nichols is remembered for being among the pioneering forces in the early days of our sister station, WFMT.

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Viewer Feedback: 11/20

Planes & Cranes

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November 20, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 11/20

We share what you had to say about air traffic noise near O'Hare Airport and Sandhill Cranes in tonight's viewer feedback.

 

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City Council Approves Mayor’s 2015 Budget

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November 19, 2014 - City Council Approves Mayor's Budget

City of Chicago property taxes will not be going up next year, but a host of other fines and fees will as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2015 budget. City Council approved the budget today by a 46-4 vote.

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Patrick Kennedy & Stigma of Mental Illness

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November 19, 2014 - Patrick Kennedy & Mental Illness Stigma

Former congressman and mental illness advocate Patrick Kennedy discusses his life's work, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction, and why this is one of the most crucial civil rights issues today.

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Ask Geoffrey: 11/19

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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