CPS Looks to Replace Midterm Testing

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Chicago Public Schools is requesting to extend the pilot of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) before implementing it district-wide.  Brandis Friedman has the story.

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Editorial Endorsements

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Longtime Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned today following what he called “disturbing developments” after reporting a story critical of GOP candidate Bruce Rauner. Meanwhile, the Sun-Times abruptly brought back editorial endorsements, supporting its onetime owner Bruce Rauner. Our panel explores the lines between independent journalism and political endorsements.

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Wallace Kirkland

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We revisit the story of photographer Wallace Kirkland, who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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Illinois Treasurer Forum

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October 21, 2014 - Illinois Treasurer Forum

Republican candidate Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs face off on Chicago Tonight's candidate forum for the open treasurer's seat.

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Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

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October 21, 2014 - Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

We dive into the research and business development that's bringing cleaner energy to the Midwest.

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Viewer Feedback: 10/21

Aldermen on City Budget, Mayor’s Race, More

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October 21, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 10/21

We share what you had to say about our discussion of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget with Chicago aldermen.

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Illinois Comptroller Forum

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October 20, 2014 - Illinois Comptroller Forum

Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Democratic challenger Sheila Simon participate in Chicago Tonight’s forum.

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Dolphins

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October 20, 2014 - “Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Dolphins

James “Big Cat” Williams and Ann Kreiter discuss the Bears' lackluster performance against the Miami Dolphins.

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10th Congressional District Forum

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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, a Republican, challenges Democratic incumbent Rep. Brad Schneider to represent the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

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Reflections on Race, Politics, and Social Change

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Thirty years after his first column for the Chicago Tribune, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Clarence Page reflects on race, politics, and social change in his new book Culture Worrier.

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Illinois Job Growth

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October 21, 2014 - Illinois Job Growth

New numbers touted by the governor’s office show that the Illinois unemployment rate has fallen more than any other state in the last year. But is it all good economic news? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Crain’s Corner

Tribune Buys Sun-Times Suburban Newspapers

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October 21, 2014 - Crain's Corner

A potential blockbuster deal between the Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune parent companies could shake up Chicago journalism.

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Foodie in Chief

James Beard Foundation Promotes Food Education, Excellence

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October 21, 2014 - Foodie in Chief

The James Beard Foundation is bringing its annual restaurant and chef awards to Chicago. Susan Ungaro, the foundation's president, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about Chicago's culinary scene, fine dining, and the food industry's appeal to mainstream media.

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Cook County’s Prep for Potential Ebola Cases

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October 20, 2014 - Cook County’s Prep for Ebola Cases

How are Cook County health officials preparing for potential Ebola cases? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Chicago Teachers Union Interim President

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October 20, 2014 - Chicago Teachers Union Interim President

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey is filling in as president of the union, while Karen Lewis battles an illness.

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Architect Jeanne Gang Reinvents a Regional Theater

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October 20, 2014 - Jeanne Gang Reinvents a Regional Theater

Writers Theatre in Glencoe is breaking ground on a new home to be designed by Studio Gang Architects.

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