"Believer: My Forty Years in Politics"

David Axelrod has had a long and storied career as a political consultant. His new memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics covers not just his time working for President Obama in the White House, but also delves into his personal struggle in dealing with his father's death, his early career, and family life. Axelrod joins us to discuss his work and political musings.

Moody's Downgrades City's Credit Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the rating on the city of Chicago’s $8.3 billion in general obligation debt to Baa2 from Baa1 on Friday, Feb. 27. 

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CPS Will Give PARCC Test District-Wide

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March 2, 2015 - CPS Will Give PARCC Test District-Wide

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced this morning that the district will, in fact, administer the PARCC test to all required grades, rather than 10 percent of schools as previously planned. We have the details.

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Colombian Artist's Work Speaks to Universal Themes

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March , 2015 - Doris Salcedo MCA

An artist revered in her home country of Colombia has made a strong impression on the international art world. We visit the MCA Chicago for the opening of Doris Salcedo's first-ever retrospective. 

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Park District Proposes Morgan Shoal Improvement Plan

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Community residents liked what they heard about plans to improve the lakefront along the Morgan Shoal on the city’s south side.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 2/27

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February 27, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the mayoral race and the upcoming runoff election. 

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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 Race Heats Up

City’s Credit Rating, Obama Library Become Focus of Race

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March 2, 2015 - Mayoral Race Heats Up

The Obama Library and the city's beleaguered credit rating take center stage in the mayoral race, as a new poll shows Rahm Emanuel and Jesús "Chuy" García are in a dead heat.

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White Sox Legend Minnie Miñoso Dies

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March 2, 2015 - White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox great Minnie Miñoso, Chicago's first black major league player, died this Sunday. Professor Adrian Burgos, who specializes in Latin American studies and baseball at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joins us to discuss Miñoso's legacy.

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Poll: Emanuel, García in Dead Heat‬

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A new poll concludes that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is "very likely" even with challenger Jesús "Chuy" García. The poll, conducted by Ogden & Fry, shows Emanuel up 43 percent to 38.5 percent, with 18.6 percent undecided.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 2/27

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February 27, 2015-Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 2/27

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

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Emanuel & García Face Off Before Runoff Election

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García will join us on Tuesday, March 31, one week before the runoff election.

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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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