Weekend Events Around Town: 1/30-2/1

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International Kennel Club Dog Shows, Sixth Annual Revel Bowl, and Short Shakespeare! Macbeth; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Back on the Job

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January 29, 2015 - Back on the Job

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is back at work and talking to Chicago Tonight about her recovery, the mayoral race, and the controversial PARCC testing.

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Checking in on the Mayoral Race

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January 29, 2015 - Checking in on the Mayoral Race

Mayor Emanuel has at times had trouble with organized labor, but not today. He got an enthusiastic endorsement from several of the city's trade unions. This as a new Tribune poll gives the mayor a big lead over his challengers, but short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff

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New Exhibit Looks at Crime Photos in Chicago

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A new exhibit at Roosevelt University looks at crime photography in Chicago in the 1920s and '30s -- and in the last few years.

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Viewer Feedback: 1/29

Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions, Bicycle Safety

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We share what you had to say about Gov. Rauner’s expected push to diminish the influence of unions and bicycle safety in Chicago.

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Gov. Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions

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January 28, 2015 - Gov. Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed "right-to-work zones" that would weaken union control in certain areas. The move is sure to touch off a fight with labor unions, and may need legislative action to become a reality. We'll talk about the governor's ideas about unions, his management style, as well as the new COO and CFO he's appointed.

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In the Middle

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January 28, 2015 - In the Middle

A new project from the University of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools focuses on preparing middle school students for college readiness.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

Trader Vic's & Wrigley Coal

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January 28, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

A viewer remembers a gardenia-garnished cocktail from Trader Vic’s, but can’t recall the name. Geoffrey Baer plays drink detective in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Short, Sharp Shakespeare

This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath Away

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All photos by Liz Lauren

Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.

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Controversial Buyout for President of College of DuPage

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January 29, 2015 - Controversial College Buyout

A controversial and expensive buyout for the president of the College of DuPage has enraged critics who say the $763,000 severance agreement lacks transparency and damages the publicly funded community college's reputation. We hear from the one board member who voted against the deal. 

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Youth Employment Rate Lagging in Chicago

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January 29, 2015 - Youth Employment Rate Lagging in Chicago

As the economy and employment rates improve, young people may be getting left behind. We’ll learn about a new report on the jobless rate among teens in Chicago.

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Grateful Dead Ticket Requests Soar Past Soldier Field Capacity

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January 29, 2015 - Grateful Dead Ticket Requests Soar

Tickets for the Grateful Dead's July 3-5 reunion shows at Soldier Field are in high demand. The band received more than 60,000 envelopes of mail-in ticket requests.

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Measles Surfaces in Illinois

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January 28, 2015 - Measles Surfaces in Illinois

A confirmed case of measles is reported in suburban Cook County. We have the details on what you need to know about preventing an outbreak.

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Pedal at Your Own Peril

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January 28, 2015 - Pedal at Your Own Peril

Chicago had its first cyclist fatality of 2015 just a few hours into the new year when 30-year-old Aimer Robledo was the victim of a hit-and-run on West Division Street.

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Chicago Poet J. Ivy

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January 28, 2015 - Chicago Poet J. Ivy

Chicago poet J. Ivy talks about his new book Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain, what it's like to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West, John Legend and Jay Z, and why he feels compelled to write.

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Mayoral Candidates Face Off in First Forum

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January 27, 2015 - Mayoral Candidates Face Off

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers face off in their first forum in front of Chicago Tribune's editorial board.

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