Early Voting Snafus: Fact or Fiction?

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Monday marked the beginning of early voting in Illinois and emotions are running high in this close election. While some machine malfunctions are not uncommon in state races, the Illinois GOP is calling foul over ballot counting procedures in Rock Island and voting machine calibrations in the northern suburbs.

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Chicago's Newly Appointed Treasurer

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Kurt Summers as the City of Chicago's Treasurer pending City Council approval.

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John Vinci

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Architect John Vinci is honored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Sun-Times Reporter Dave McKinney Resigns

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October 22, 2014-Sun-Times Reporter Dave McKinney Resigns

Veteran political reporter and frequent Chicago Tonight contributor Dave McKinney resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times today. The resignation brings to a head the brewing controversy over the owner's association with GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, and whether or not that association has influenced the paper's reporting in recent days. Paris Schutz has the story.

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10th Congressional District Forum

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October 22, 2014 - 10th Congressional District Forum

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, a Republican, challenges Democratic incumbent Rep. Brad Schneider to represent the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

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Reflections on Race, Politics, and Social Change

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October 22, 2014 - Reflections on Politics and Social Change

Thirty years after his first column for the Chicago Tribune, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Clarence Page reflects on race, politics, and social change in his new book Culture Worrier.

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Illinois Treasurer Forum

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October 21, 2014 - Illinois Treasurer Forum

Republican candidate Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs face off on Chicago Tonight's candidate forum for the open treasurer's seat.

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Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

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October 21, 2014 - Future of Clean Energy in the Midwest

We dive into the research and business development that's bringing cleaner energy to the Midwest.

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11th Congressional District Forum

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger are vying to represent the 11th Congressional District. They go head-to-head on Chicago Tonight’s forum.

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The Sacred Power of Voodoo

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A new exhibition at The Field Museum looks beyond the Hollywood myths about voodoo and gets to the heart of a spiritual and social force that remains an important part of daily life in Haiti.

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Viewer Feedback: 10/23

Editorial Endorsements, Jobs, McKinney Resignation

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We share what you had to say about Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney's resignation, editorial endorsements and Illinois' job growth when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Editorial Endorsements

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October 22, 2014 - Editorial Endorsements

Longtime Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned today following what he called “disturbing developments” after reporting a story critical of GOP candidate Bruce Rauner. Meanwhile, the Sun-Times abruptly brought back editorial endorsements, supporting its onetime owner Bruce Rauner. Our panel explores the lines between independent journalism and political endorsements.

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CPS Looks to Replace Midterm Testing

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October 22, 2014 - CPS Looks to Replace Midterm Testing

Chicago Public Schools is requesting to extend the pilot of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) before implementing it district-wide.  Brandis Friedman has the story.

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Illinois Job Growth

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October 21, 2014 - Illinois Job Growth

New numbers touted by the governor’s office show that the Illinois unemployment rate has fallen more than any other state in the last year. But is it all good economic news? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Crain’s Corner

Tribune Buys Sun-Times Suburban Newspapers

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October 21, 2014 - Crain's Corner

A potential blockbuster deal between the Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune parent companies could shake up Chicago journalism.

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Foodie in Chief

James Beard Foundation Promotes Food Education, Excellence

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October 21, 2014 - Foodie in Chief

The James Beard Foundation is bringing its annual restaurant and chef awards to Chicago. Susan Ungaro, the foundation's president, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about Chicago's culinary scene, fine dining, and the food industry's appeal to mainstream media.

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