Viewer Feedback: 4/14

"Star Wars" Museum & Cook County Hackers

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April 14, 2014-Viewer Feedback: 4/14

We share what you had to say about the possibility of a Star Wars museum in Chicago and concerns that Cook County's employee computer system may have been hacked in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/11

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April 11, 2014 - The Week in Review

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

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Cardinal George: Death "Not Imminent"

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Cardinal Francis George says he’s asked the Vatican to begin the process to find a successor to take over as Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. George appeared before reporters Friday morning, a few days after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in his kidney and liver. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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The Mystery and Allure of “White Mystery”

Dynamic Duo of Siblings Brings the Noise and More

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Is White Mystery too wild for Chicago Tonight or just wild enough?

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Next Door

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April 10, 2014 - Next Door

Next Door is the place people frequent when they can’t get any work done at home, when they are looking for extra space to hold a meeting, and where they want to network and collaborate with like creative minds. It’s also the place where they receive financial coaching and discover their inner awesome. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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"Life is a Wheel"

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April 10, 2014 - "Life is a Wheel"

New York Times obituary writer Bruce Weber was teetering between life and death, and questioning what it all meant in 2011. To cope, he took his second bike ride across the country. We talk with Weber about his ride experience and the book that arose from his meditation. Read an interview and a book excerpt.

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Searching for Vivian Maier

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April 10, 2014 - Searching for Vivian Maier

In part three of our Vivian Maier series, Jay Shefsky introduces us to several people trying to unravel the mystery of the celebrated photographer. We revisit the story.

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Cook County Computers Hacked?

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April 9, 2014 - Cook County Computers Hacked?

There is concern today that the Cook County employee computer system may have been hacked. Read an article.

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Rauner, Quinn Feisty in First Face-to-Face Meeting

Gloves Come Off Between Candidates at Teachers Union Event

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Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner agreed on one thing at Friday’s appearance before a giant crowd of suburban and downstate teachers union members. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/11

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April 11, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the ramifications of the Northwestern football team’s effort to unionize. Watch the web extra video.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 4/11 - 4/13

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ReptileFest, a women's film festival, and a fashion show; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Chicago in Running for "Star Wars" Museum

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April 10, 2014 - Chicago in Running for "Star Wars" Museum

George Lucas’s Star Wars museum could land in Chicago. Married to Chicago investment executive Mellody Hobson, Lucas has called Chicago his “second home” and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rolling out the red carpet in a bid to capture the new museum. We discuss Chicago’s chances. Read an interview with Don Welsh, Choose Chicago CEO and President.

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Building Credit from Scratch

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April 10, 2014 - Building Credit from Scratch

In a post-recession economy, many people are fearful of credit and credit card debt. But one program is helping people with poor or no credit get credit cards. Brandis Friedman explains why this program is actually helpful. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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ReptileFest

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April 10, 2014 - ReptileFest

ReptileFest returns to the University of Illinois at Chicago this weekend, bringing with it hundreds of species of reptiles and amphibians from all over the world. Chicago Herpetological Society president John Archer and "Frog Lady" Deb Krohn visit our studios to give us a preview of some of the creatures we can expect to see this weekend. View an interactive graphic and behind-the-scenes slideshow of reptiles.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/10

Chicago Crime, Ambulance Shortage & Owl Photographer

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April 10, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 4/10

We share what you had to say about Chicago crime, the city's apparent shortage of ambulances, and Jay Shefsky's profile of an owl-loving nature photographer in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Paid Sunday Parking May Return

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April 9, 2014 - Paid Sunday Parking May Return

At the request of five aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling to restore paid Sunday parking on the north and northwest sides of the city. Merchants in these areas claim that parking can be difficult for customers when there is no time limit enforced. We discuss the measure with Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd). Read an article and view a map of streets with free Sunday parking that could be affected by this legislation.

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