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Bulls' Noah joins the Fight Against Chicago Violence

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Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah teams up with rapper, actor and Chicago native Common to unveil a new anti-violence program including a star-studded public service announcement.

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Retired US General Talks International Crises, Ethanol Gas

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Will Chicago gas stations be required to offer E15 fuel? Gen. Wesley Clark joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the new E15 fuel legislation and more.  

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Building a Better Bike

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A Chicago design firm is competing with others around the country to create a new, better bike for city riding. All the designs were unveiled Friday, July 25. Phil Ponce will test drive the new bike Monday, July 28, and talk with the designers.

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Saturday in the Park

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Don’t read the newspaper death counts this weekend. Go to a free block party on the South Side on Saturday, July 26, to celebrate good news and people doing things right.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/25

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July 25, 2014 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/25

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

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Toni Preckwinkle and the future of Cook County

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July 24, 2014 - Toni Preckwinkle and the future

As Toni Preckwinkle gears up to keep her job as Cook County Board president, she is faced with a number of issues. We ask about some of her greatest challenges and where she plans to go from here.

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Beach Bacteria

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July 24, 2014 - Beach Bacteria

The Chicago Park District has turned to DNA testing to see if dogs are to blame for high E.coli levels. We talk to the head of Chicago's beaches to see if it's safe to swim.

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Illinois Teens Destined for Broadway

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July 24, 2014 - Illinois Teens Destined for Broadway

This year two Illinois teenagers made it to the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City and one of them even took home top honors.

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PACs Spar in Mayoral Race

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Big money, bare-knuckle, Washington-style politics come to Chicago. Two new Political Action Committees, or PACs, are going head-to-head over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, as well as the election of aldermanic candidates who support or oppose him. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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100th Anniversary of WWI

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July 28 marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. The United States would not join the global conflict until three years later, and Chicago responded to the call. We remember the “war to end all wars” through the photos and letters of some Chicagoans.

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Viewer Feedback: 7/28

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We share what you had to say about recent stories when read some of our viewer feedback.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/25-7/27

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A neighborhood sidewalk sale, benefit for pediatric cancer, and county fair; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/25

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July 25, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/25

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week's headlines in this web extra video.

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Riverfront Development

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July 24, 2014 - Riverfront Development

Mayor Emanuel unveils a multi-million dollar plan for an office tower along the Riverwalk. Brandis Friedman has the details.

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Hollywood Photographer

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July 24, 2014 - Hollywood Photographer

Hollywood photographer Peter Sorel was born in Hungary, but now calls Chicago home. From “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” to “Frida and “Life of Pi, Sorel has documented and created poster images for more than 120 memorable movies. We revisit his story.

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Viewer Feedback: 7/24

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July 24, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 7/24

We share what you had to say about recent stories when read some of our viewer feedback.

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