Remembering Andrew Patner

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February 3, 2015 - Remembering Andrew Patner

Veteran Chicago journalist Andrew Patner passed away Feb. 3 after a brief battle with a bacterial infection. He was WFMT’s Critic-at-Large since 1998, and presented the weekly programs Critical Thinking and Critic's Choice.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 1/30-2/1

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International Kennel Club Dog Shows, Sixth Annual Revel Bowl, and Short Shakespeare! Macbeth; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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New Exhibit Looks at Crime Photos in Chicago

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January 29, 2015 - New Exhibit Looks at Crime Photos

A new exhibit at Roosevelt University looks at crime photography in Chicago in the 1920s and '30s -- and in the last few years.

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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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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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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 Exclusive Ask Geoffrey

Buildings, Libraries & Train Stations

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Discover Chicago's Ivy League enclave, a no-nastiness library, and a train station namesake on the south side.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/21

Soldier Field, Dream Lady & Kenwood Branch

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November 19, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/19

Geoffrey Baer answers viewer questions about a dreamy memorial, Soldier Field no man's land, and railroad ruins on Chicago's South Side.

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Archbishop Blase Cupich

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February 2, 2015 - Archbishop Blase Cupich

Archbishop Blase Cupich talks about his surprise appointment by Pope Francis, how he intends to reverse the decline in Catholics attending mass, and what the church is doing to rebuild trust broken by priest sexual abuse scandals.

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Short, Sharp Shakespeare

This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath Away

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All photos by Liz Lauren

Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.

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Grateful Dead Ticket Requests Soar Past Soldier Field Capacity

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January 29, 2015 - Grateful Dead Ticket Requests Soar

Tickets for the Grateful Dead's July 3-5 reunion shows at Soldier Field are in high demand. The band received more than 60,000 envelopes of mail-in ticket requests.

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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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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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Weekend Events Around Town: 1/23-1/25

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Stomp, Love on Paper, and the Lakeview Polar Plunge; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Love on Paper

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January 21, 2015 - Love on Paper

In time for Valentine's Day, The Newberry Library in Chicago has searched through its extensive archives for artifacts of love. Taking suggestions from its staff across many areas of expertise, the library has created an exhibition of works on paper that express love in all its forms over the last eight centuries. We get a preview.

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