Weekend Events Around Town: 2/27-3/1

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Enjoy a weekend of culture, comedy, cold beers, and even colder waters. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

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Poll: Residents Support Obama Library in South Side Park

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February 26, 2015 - Obama Library Poll

A new poll commissioned by the Obama Foundation says a large majority of residents support the Presidential Library in a south side park. Does that mean Chicago is the winner in the library sweepstakes? We have the details.

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Blair Kamin on Pullman Historic District

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February 26, 2015 - Blair Kamin Pullman

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin talks about the Pullman Historic District's designation as a national monument.

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Mayoral Candidate Jesús "Chuy" García on the Runoff Election

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February 25, 2015 - Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral candidate Jesús "Chuy" García's strong showing has forced an unprecedented runoff election against incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Aldermanic Candidates in 19 Wards Headed for Runoffs

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Voters in more than a third of Chicago’s 50 wards will head to the polls again in April. In Tuesday’s election, no clear winner emerged in 19 races for alderman across the city. 

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Voters Support an Elected School Board

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Voters across Chicago overwhelmingly support an elected school board, according to results of a non-binding referendum that appeared on the ballot Tuesday in 37 of the city’s 50 wards.

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Second Eastland Disaster Archived Film Located by NIU Graduate

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This week, there was another new discovery of footage from Chicago's Eastland Disaster. 

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Wards 1-10 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Runoff Against García

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February 26, 2015 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face Jesús "Chuy" García in an April 7 runoff election after securing only 45 percent of the vote on Election Day to García's 34 percent. The mayor joins us.

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Teach For America Lower on Recruits

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February 26, 2015 - Teach For America Lower on Recruits

Recruiting college graduates into the popular teaching corps Teach For America isn't as easy as it used to be. We talk with them about what the organization thinks is causing the slowdown.

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The International Race to Build a Breakthrough Battery

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February 26, 2015 - Breakthrough Battery

Author Steve Levine had fly-on-the-wall access for two years to "the battery guys" at Argonne National Laboratory -- America's team in an international competition to build a battery that will change the world. Levine joins us to talk about his new book, The Powerhouse.

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Aldermanic Winners

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February 25, 2015 - Aldermanic Winners

Proco "Joe" Moreno won 50.9 percent of the vote in the 1st Ward in Tuesday's election, but his challenger Anne Shaw won’t concede until all the absentee ballots are counted. Ald. Nick Sposato won 54 percent of the vote in the 38th Ward; and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa won 67 percent in the 35th Ward and was the only candidate to oust an incumbent. The three winning aldermen join us.

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Election Analysis

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February 25, 2015 - Election Analysis

The people have spoken as incumbent candidate Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García will face off again April 7 in a runoff vote.

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Education Roundup: CPS Debt, Elected School Board & PARCC Testing

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February 25, 2015 - Education Roundup

In recent weeks, the Chicago Board of Education has received letters from both the state Board of Education and the U.S. Department of Education threatening the loss of more than $1 billion if Chicago Public Schools fails to administer the controversial standardized test, PARCC. Wednesday's meeting is the Board's first since those communications from the state and federal governments. Find out what, if any, action they take. We also have reaction to the referendum on an elected school board, and information on what actions the school board is considering to save $10 million.

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Mayoral Election Results

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced four challengers—Ald . Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, businessman Willie Wilson, and William "Dock" Walls—in the Municipal Election.  

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Wards 11-20 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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