Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/27

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, two Aurora men are arrested for allegedly plotting to attack an Illinois military base, mayoral candidates face off in a televised debate, and the CTU issues a list of demands.

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/27

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March 27, 2015 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/27

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, two Aurora men are arrested for allegedly plotting to attack an Illinois military base, mayoral candidates face off in a televised debate, and the CTU issues a list of demands.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 3/27-3/29

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Watch a mariachi opera set in 1910 Mexico; enjoy a musical set in 1950s Las Vegas; and kick off the running season in present day Grant Park. Chicago Tonight ​has your weekend picks.

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released from Prison

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a federal prison in Alabama after his 2013 conviction for tax evasion and misuse of campaign funds. His next stop will be a halfway house, likely located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Pilot Mental Health and Cockpit Safety

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March 26, 2015 - Pilot Mental Health and Cockpit Safety

A French prosecutor announced Thursday that a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed a jet in the French Alps after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. The prosecutor said there is no indication the crash was related to terrorism. The announcement has sparked questions about mental health evaluations for airline pilots, and why the co-pilot was able to prevent the pilot from gaining access to the cockpit. We have analysis.

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Chicago's Urban Coyotes

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March 26, 2015 - Chicago's Urban Coyotes

Ohio State University biologist Stanley Gehrt has followed more than 800 coyotes in Chicago over the past 15 years using GPS tracker collars. Where they turn up might just surprise you. Gehrt joins us to discuss Chicago's thriving urban coyotes.

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Viewer Feedback: 3/26

The 606 and Israeli Election

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March 26, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 3/26

We share what you had to say about construction on The 606 nearing completion and our panel of local rabbis discussing the Israeli election in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Freshman Alderman Tries to Hang On to Her Seat

41st Ward Aldermanic Runoff Forum

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March 25, 2015 - Alderman Tries to Hang On to Her Seat

Ald. Mary O'Connor faces a runoff challenge from Chicago firefighter and former police officer Anthony Napolitano. While O'Connor has touted the accomplishments of her first term, many in the northwest side ward are angry over new O'Hare airport flight paths that they say have made their neighborhoods unbearably noisy. They join us.

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Barney Frank on Life, Love and Politics

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March 25, 2015 - Barney Frank on Life, Love and Politics

Former Congressman Barney Frank has a new book out about his remarkable life as an outspoken politician made even more remarkable by his coming out as a gay man. He joins us.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/27

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March 27, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/27

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation online with a discussion of journalists appearing in political advertising.  

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2 Local Men Arrested for Allegedly Aiding ISIS

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Two local men were arrested on charges of aiding the ISIS terror group.

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CPS & CTU Begin Contract Talks

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March 26, 2015 - CPS & CTU Begin Contract Talks

Contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have formally begun – and the union’s initial list of demands is not the traditional one. We have the details.

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Battle Intensifies in 43rd Ward

43rd Ward Aldermanic Runoff Forum

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March 26, 2015 - Battle Intensifies in 43rd Ward

First-term Ald. Michele Smith is fighting to keep her Lincoln Park aldermanic seat in a bitter battle with challenger Caroline Vickrey. They go head to head.

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Vegas Icons Live Again in Stage Show from Oscar-Winning Film Director

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March 26, 2015 - Vegas Icons Live Again in Stage Show

Best-known for the movies Ray and An Officer and a Gentleman, director Taylor Hackford is in Chicago directing a musical stage show about the legendary Vegas husband and wife team, Louis Prima and Keely Smith. We get a preview.

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Illinois House Passes a Stopgap Budget Fix

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March 25, 2015 - Illinois House Passes a Stopgap Budget Fix

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a stopgap budget fix to plug a $1.6 billion deficit and avoid running out of money for day care programs and prison guards. Our panel analyzes this rare display of bipartisan cooperation. 

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Construction Nearly Complete on The 606

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March 25, 2015 - Construction Nearly Complete on The 606

Construction on the long-awaited “606” elevated bike trail is nearing the finish line. We get a sneak preview.

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Ask Geoffrey: 3/25

Muralists Who Painted the Town

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March 25, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 3/25

A Russian-born artist painted the town in the 1930s, but very little of his mural work is left. Where can you see these stunning panels? Geoffrey Baer answers this question and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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