City Honors Jackie Robinson West

Parade, Rallies Celebrate Team’s Journey

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The city celebrates the U.S. Little League champs Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. Paris Schutz has the complete recap of the day's festivities.

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'The Organized Mind'

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We talk to a neuroscientist who's out with a new book to help us organize our minds.

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Ask Geoffrey: 8/27

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Geoffrey Baer compares fact and fiction in a long-ago murder, explores the life of an architectural pioneer, and strolls the Riverwalk in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.

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Exploring Space

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August 26, 2014 - Exploring Space

From close encounters with a speeding comet to an intimate visit with mysterious Pluto, we examine the most fascinating stories from the final frontier. 

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Growing Solutions Farm

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August 26, 2014 - Growing Solutions Farm

Gardeners know the therapeutic benefits of tending to their flowers, vegetables and fruits. The Julie & Michael Tracey Family Foundation teamed up with organizations to create a therapeutic garden for people with autism. Brandis Friedman has the story.

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Pete Seeger’s Letters

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August 26, 2014 - Pete Seeger's Letters

Chicago banjo player Michael Miles had a 25-year correspondence with legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who died earlier this year. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s conversation with Miles about how the cards and letters changed his life.

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More than War Stories

Chicago Artist Paints Pacific Overtures

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A onetime sailor and tattoo artist blends adult experiences with childhood memories to create mystical memorials to World War II. 

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Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

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August 25, 2014 - Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

This morning, Gov. Pat Quinn invoked the home rule principle when vetoing HB 4075, a bill that would have set standards and regulations for the commercial ride-sharing industry.

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Investing in Chicago’s Youth

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How can Chicago translate the pride felt today for our little league champs into a long-term plan for the city's youth? We discuss with our panel.

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Harvest Time with Rick Bayless

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While it may not feel like it, fall is upon us which means it’s time to harvest those gardens and cook up some new seasonal recipes. We join Chicago chef Rick Bayless in his own garden to harvest and cook up a refreshing fall dish.

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Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

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August 26, 2014 - Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

Today is the first day to start circulating nominating petitions in the race for mayor and City Council.

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Cops and Cameras

Should Cops Wear Body Cameras?

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August 26, 2014 - Cops and Cameras

Should police in Chicago wear body cameras? We discuss the implications with our panel. 

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Vegan Cardiologist

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August 26, 2014 - Vegan Cardiologist

We talk with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart. 

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Viewer Feedback: 8/26

Freedom of Expression and Education

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August 26, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 8/26

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

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Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

City Honors Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

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August 25, 2014 - Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

The U.S. Little League World Series champs, Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, return home to a hero's welcome. Paris Schutz has all the details.

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Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

CPS Grads to Get Leg Up in Fire Department Exam

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August 25, 2014 - Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

The city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in almost a decade, but the plan to diversify the department is not sitting well with everyone. We take a look at the policy that gives preference to hiring CPS graduates from both sides of the spectrum.

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