Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/25

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April 25, 2014 - Web Extra: Week in Review: 4/25

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss Cardinal Francis George and debate the appeal of gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 4/25 - 4/27

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A classic play, a party at the zoo and a concert; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Jon Langford

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April 24, 2014 - Jon Langford

Melding songs and paintings is the latest project from Jon Langford, a native of Wales and veteran Chicago rocker who shows no signs of slowing down.

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Chicago Tonight Turns 30

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April 24, 2014 - Chicago Tonight Turns 30

Chicago’s premiere live, nightly news program turns 30 today. We look back at the inaugural show and 30 years of keeping you connected with the city and its community.  

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Shakespeare at 450

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April 23, 2014 - Shakespeare at 450

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. Take our quiz, test your Shakespeare knowledge, and watch the trailer to WTTW's documentary, Our City, Our Shakespeare.

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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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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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Jack Bishop

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April 21, 2014 - Jack Bishop

America’s Test Kitchen’s Jack Bishop stops by with a new book, The How Can it Be Gluten Free Cookbook. We discuss the some of the book’s recipes and food trends for spring. Check out recipes. 

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"The Sound of Music"

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April 17, 2014 - "The Sound of Music"

Rodgers and Hammerstein hit the opera house when Lyric Opera stages The Sound of Music. We hear from two stars and get an in-studio performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” Read an interview with the actress who plays Maria in the musical, Jenn Gambatese.

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"Chicagoland" Finale

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The CNN series "Chicagoland" concluded Friday, April 25. Let us know your opinions on the show.

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Web Extra: Chicago Tonight's First Episode

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April 15, 2013 - Web Extra: Harold Washington April 24, 1984

In celebration of Chicago Tonight's 30th Anniversary, we revist Harold Washington and John Callaway in the very first episode of Chicago Tonight on April 24, 1984.

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Show on the Road

MY CHICAGO Debuts on WTTW

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April 24, 2014 - Show on the Road

WTTW’s newest show takes you around town with well-known residents.  Hosts Odette Yousef and Mark Bazer tell us about the new WTTW series that starts on Friday, April 25.

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Celebrating a Century

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April 23, 2014 - Celebrating a Century

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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Ask Geoffrey: 4/23

St. Ignatius, "I Will" Statue, & Frog Creek

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April 23, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 4/23

Geoffrey Baer uncovers the origins of St. Ignatius College Prep's building fragments and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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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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Restoring the Shrine of Christ the King

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April 21, 2014 - Restoring the Shrine of Christ the King

Over the years, the Archdiocese of Chicago has lost a number of its church buildings to the wrecking ball. But a few that were slated for demolition managed to survive. Among them is the Shrine of Christ the King on Chicago's south side. View a slideshow.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/18

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April 18, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week In Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the pervasive patronage at Metra, the CTA plans for an L overpass at Belmont. Watch the web extra video.

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