Chicago Poet J. Ivy

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January 28, 2015 - Chicago Poet J. Ivy

Chicago poet J. Ivy talks about his new book Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain, what it's like to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West, John Legend and Jay Z, and why he feels compelled to write.

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Mayoral Candidates Face Off in First Forum

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January 27, 2015 - Mayoral Candidates Face Off

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers face off in their first forum in front of Chicago Tribune's editorial board.

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Hospital Beds Lying Empty Around Illinois

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January 27, 2015 - Hospital Beds Lying Empty Around Illinois

A new report from Crain's Chicago Business found in 2013 nearly four out of every 10 hospital beds in Illinois were vacant. We'll talk with reporter Kristen Schorsch about why there are so many extra beds and what hospitals can do about the problem.

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Chicago Theatre Mural Painter

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January 27, 2015 - Chicago Theatre Mural Painter

Chicago-based painter Louis Grell was nearly forgotten until family members alerted Elmhurst's Theatre Historical Society about the over 300 commissions he did in movie palaces and hotels in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Remembering Ernie Banks

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January 26, 2015 - Remembering Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday, Jan. 23. The two-time National League MVP was 83. We take a look back at his career and his impact on baseball. 

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Website Launched on Chicago Area Transportation

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January 26, 2015 -New Website on Chicago Area Transportation

The Chicago region's transportation network and infrastructure need substantial upgrades and funding. We take a look at a new website that details the condition of roads and bridges, and what public transportation agencies need to do to meet the area's growing needs.

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Get In Chicago: Progress Report

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January 26, 2015 - Get In Chicago: Progress Report

We check in with the leaders of Get In Chicago, a violence prevention group started by the city in response to the national attention paid to Chicago's gun violence.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/23

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January 23, 2015 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/23

Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

Trader Vic's & Wrigley Coal

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January 28, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

A viewer remembers a gardenia-garnished cocktail from Trader Vic’s, but can’t recall the name. Geoffrey Baer plays drink detective in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Discussing Drones

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January 27, 2015 - Discussing Drones

Drones have been a hot topic in the media nationwide with the FAA working to catch up with the technology and a drone landing on White House property this week. What are the current regulations in Chicago and Illinois? We discuss drones with our panel.

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Divorce Smarter

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January 27, 2015 - Divorce Smarter

With divorce a reality for half of all marriages, we take a look at the financial realities of moving on.

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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January 27, 2015 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss reviews four new shows on Chicago stages.

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President Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

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January 08, 2015 - Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets the endorsement of his former boss, President Barack Obama. How will that affect the landscape of the mayoral race?

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CTA President Forrest Claypool

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January 26, 2015 - CTA President Forrest Claypool

We take a look back at the CTA's 2014 and what's around the corner for customers in 2015.

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Negotiating with Yourself

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January 26, 2015 - Negotiating with Yourself

Author William Ury discusses his new book, Getting to Yes with Yourself (and Other Worthy Opponents), which challenges readers to understand and influence themselves.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/23

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January 23, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/23

Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss “Deflate-gate,” the NFL story that captured the nation’s attention this week. Also, they delve further into the mayoral race, and whether any of the candidates will be a formidable debate challenger to Rahm Emanuel. 

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