Rauner Wants "Special Deal" for Police, Firefighter Pensions

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he favors a different set of retirement benefits for state police and fire personnel. Read an article.

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Chicago Pensions and City Council

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April 15, 2014 - Chicago Pensions and City Council

The recently passed pension reform deal paves the way for big property tax increases. But will aldermen be able to stomach the vote to raise them, or will they defy Mayor Rahm Emanuel and scuttle his pension reform deal? We talk with Ald. John Arena (45th), Ald. Will Burns (4th), and Ald. George Cardenas (12th). 

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Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer

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April 15, 2014 - Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer

U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer talks about his impending retirement, protecting the Capitol, and getting to know the Dalai Lama. Read an article, view a timeline, and see a slideshow. 

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Chicago Crafted

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April 15, 2014 - Chicago Crafted

The craft brew industry in Chicago has exploded in the last few years and shows no signs of stopping. Is there a saturation point for Chicago’s market? We revisit a conversation with leaders on the craft brew scene and explore the growing trend. Read an article, view a slideshow, and take a craft brew QUIZ.

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Chicago Pensions and State Outcomes

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April 14, 2014-Chicago Pensions and State Outcomes

Last week, state lawmakers passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to cut retirement benefits for some city workers. Even though the bill left out a controversial property tax hike provision, Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to sign the legislation. We discuss the effect Chicago’s reform could have statewide, and other topics, with our panel of Illinois lawmakers. Read an article.

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El Niño's Impact on Chicago Weather

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April 14, 2014-El Niño's Impact on Chicago Weather

Scientists are forecasting that El Niño – a weather pattern that brings warmer than average temperatures to the U.S. – will likely develop later this year. We discuss what El Niño means for Chicago’s upcoming seasons with Paul Sirvatka, professor of meteorology at the College of DuPage. Read an interview.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/14

"Star Wars" Museum & Cook County Hackers

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April 14, 2014-Viewer Feedback: 4/14

We share what you had to say about the possibility of a Star Wars museum in Chicago and concerns that Cook County's employee computer system may have been hacked in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/11

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April 11, 2014 - The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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The State of the Arts

Artists from Illinois– and one from Minnesota – Make Monstrous Magic

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Four solo exhibitions from local artists, plus one beast of an installation.

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Heartbleed's Impact

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April 15, 2014 - Heartbleed's Impact

The web bug known as Heartbleed has rocked the Internet world. After its discovery last week, Heartbleed continues to threaten personal information and sensitive data transmitted over the web daily. We chat with Alex Hilton, Founder and CEO of FroogaliT, about how the bug can affect average consumers and what people can do to protect themselves. Read an article and view a graphic.

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The President’s Table

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April 15, 2014 - The President’s Table

When French President François Hollande visited Washington in February, President Obama gave him a hand-crafted table. We meet the Chicago-area craftsman who designed and built the table, made in part with wood from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Watch a video and view a slideshow.

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Chicago's Violent Weekend

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After a violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about recently seized firearms and penalties for gun crimes. Brandis Friedman has the details. Read an article and watch the full news conference.

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The Future of Maggie Daley Park

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April 14, 2014-The Future of Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park is taking shape with the addition of white building blocks called GeoFoam. We tell you how that will form the rolling hills of the park and how soon it may be open to the public. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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"The Trials of Muhammad Ali"

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April 14, 2014-"The Trials of Muhammad Ali"

A documentary airing on WTTW11 Monday titled The Trials of Muhammad Ali profiles the boxing legend's years in exile and court fight for freedom. Director Bill Siegel joins us. View a timeline of Ali's career.

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Rauner, Quinn Feisty in First Face-to-Face Meeting

Gloves Come Off Between Candidates at Teachers Union Event

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Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner agreed on one thing at Friday’s appearance before a giant crowd of suburban and downstate teachers union members. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/11

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April 11, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the ramifications of the Northwestern football team’s effort to unionize. Watch the web extra video.

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