Celebrating a Century

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Wrigley Field – then Weeghman Park—hosted its first baseball game on April 23, 1914. A century later, Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs. Eddie Arruza joins us with latest on the day’s celebrations. View a timeline.

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Truth about TIFs

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There may be a painless way to solve pensions without raising property taxes that is sitting right before the mayor's eyes. Paris Schutz breaks it down for us tonight.

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Meet A Global Shark Tracker

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Chris Fischer of OCEARCH is a man who tracks great white sharks, enabling scientists to learn about the mating, migratory patterns of the oceans’ top predator. View a graphic of some of the sharks Fischer tracks.

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Quinn Releases 2013 Tax Return

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Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn released his 2013 tax return. Read an article.

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The Berlin Patient

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April 22, 2014 - The Berlin Patient

In 2008, Timothy Ray Brown made international headlines as The Berlin Patient when he received a stem cell transplant that eradicated the virus that causes AIDS from his body. We’ll hear from Brown and the head of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Read an interview.

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Stuart Shea on Wrigley's Centennial

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April 22, 2014 - Stuart Shea on Wrigley's Centennial

We discuss the history of Chicago’s famed ballpark with author Stuart Shea and his new book, Wrigley Field: The Long Life & Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines, as Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th birthday. Read an excerpt from the book and take a quiz.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/22

Sites for Presidential Library & More

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April 22, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 4/22

We share what you had to say about potential sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum and a casino when we read some of our viewer feedback. 

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Sites for Presidential Library & More

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April 21, 2014 - Sites for Presidential Library & More

Chicago is vying for three major institutions: the Barack Obama Presidential Library, The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum and a casino. We’ll take a closer look at possible locations and what urban planning issues Chicago faces with such enormous projects. Vote in a poll.

 

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Drive Me Out to the Ballgame

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Some Wrigley Field neighbors are pushing back against the operation of the Chicago Cubs’ new remote parking lot. Ald. Ameya Pawar and community members say the free lot will attract rowdy fans, create a zoning issue. 

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Shakespeare at 450

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In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, guests from Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Joffrey Ballet join us to talk about the enduring influence of the Bard.  

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Ask Geoffrey: 4/23

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Geoffrey Baer answers your questions in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

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April 22, 2014 - Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

Chicago homeowners may have a familiar voice among their phone messages tonight: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Paris Schutz has the latest on how pension reform has become political. 

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State Guidelines for Medical Marijuana

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April 22, 2014 - State Guidelines for Medical Marijuana

Last week the first formal draft rules for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program were published. Program coordinator Bob Morgan explains the guidelines for patients, the changes that were made, and the future of the program.  

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Don Stiernberg

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April 22, 2014 - Don Stiernberg

Meet Chicago’s master of the mandolin. Don Stiernberg joins us to talk about playing a traditional instrument in a modern way – and performs live in studio with his trio. View a web extra performance.

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Municipal Pension Reform

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April 21, 2014 - Municipal Pension Reform

While Chicago tries to fix its pension mess, dozens of suburban mayors warn of their own pension doomsday. Paris Schutz has the latest. 

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Crain's Corner

Chicago's $20 Million Club

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April 21, 2014 - Crain's Corner

We’ll talk to Joe Cahill of Crain’s Chicago Business about Chicago’s $20 million club – the small group of area CEOs that earned $20 million or more last year. View a graphic of Chicago's top-earning CEOs.

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