Ask Geoffrey: 5/21

Geoffrey Visits a Spot Where North Meets North

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May 21, 2014-Ask Geoffrey 5/21

Geoffrey visits a rediscovered war curiosity, a long-lost war trophy, and a place in Chicago where north meets north in tonight’s Ask Geoffrey. 

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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May 20, 2014 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Theater and Dance Critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss reviews a production of “Charles Ives” at the Strawdog Theater and more. Read more about the plays and watch additional reviews. 

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Physical Abuse by Chicago Police Caught on Video

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May 19, 2014-Physical Abuse by ChicagoPolice Caught on Video

A federal law suit charges 10 police officers with battery and the use of excessive force. The actions, caught on tape, show an officer hitting a handcuffed, kneeling woman in the head and screaming racial insults at her. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 5/16 - 5/18

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A Chinese classic play, a workout event and a food tour; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Divvy Supplier Bankruptcy Slows Expansion

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May 15, 2014-Divvy Supplier Bankruptcy Slows Expansion

Spring has brought the Divvy bike sharing program back in a big way.  But a bankruptcy by Divvy's bike supplier has slowed expansion plans.

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Local James Beard Award Winners

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May 14, 2014 - Local James Beard Award Winners

Winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards were announced last week and Chicago’s chefs, restaurants earned four top honors. Beard winners Dave Beran and Jimmy Bannos Jr., join us tonight. 

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Web Extra: On The Table with Eddie Arruza

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As part of the Chicago Community Trust’s #OnThetable2014, Chicago Tonight's Eddie Arruza hosted a dinner with area residents where they shared their thoughts, concerns, opinions and hopes for the region's future. Read his blog of the event and watch videos of what participants had to say.

 

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This 'Henry' is Unexpectedly Hilarious

Shakespeare’s Band of Brothers Breached by a Band of Fools

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They spar, make obscene gestures, and throw around insults like “egregious dog,” “counterfeit rascal” and “damned and luxurious mountain goat.”

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Cats and Rodent Control

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May 13, 2014-Cats and Rodent Control

Like most big cities, Chicago has a rat problem. Exterminators and local municipalities do their best to make a dent, but now there's a new approach to rodent control that is actually quite old. 

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Gardening Tips from Eliza Fournier

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May 21, 2014-Gardening Tips from Eliza Fournier

Now that spring-like weather is actually here, what should you do with your tulips and other flowers? Eliza Fournier from the Chicago Botanic Garden joins us to offer spring gardening pointers. Read tips from Chicago Botanic Garden's May gardening checklist.

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Love Story

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May 20, 2014 - Love Story

When Jay Shefsky first came up with the idea for this story he thought it was about a man with an unusual talent.  It turned out to be a remarkable story of love and art. See a photo gallery of Antonio's work. 

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Opera Legend Jessye Norman

Norman Talks Life, Career

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May 19, 2014 - Opera Legend Jessye Norman

From her humble origins in segregated August, Ga., to the world’s leading opera houses, Jessye Norman recounts her extraordinary life and career in a new memoir, "Stand up Straight and Sing!" Read an excerpt from her book. 

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Keys to Blackhawks Cup Repeat

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May 15, 2014-Keys to Blackhawks Cup Repeat

While the Chicago Blackhawks await their Western Conference Final opponent, we assess the team's chances of winning a second straight Stanley Cup. 

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Stevenson Farm Named Historic Landmark

Adlai Stevenson Home is Designated National Treasure

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May 14, 2014 - Stevenson Farm Named Historic Landmark

The Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home was built in 1938 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It was one of four sites to be designated a historic landmark this year. We tour the newly selected Lake County landmark. 

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Web Extra: On The Table with Elizabeth Brackett

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As part of the Chicago Community Trust’s #OnThetable2014, Chicago Tonight's Elizabeth Brackett hosted a dinner with area residents where they shared their thoughts, concerns, opinions and hopes for the region's future. Read her blog of the event and watch videos of what participants had to say.

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Web Extra: On The Table with Brandis Friedman

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As part of the Chicago Community Trust’s #OnThetable2014, Chicago Tonight's Brandis Friedman hosted a dinner with area residents where they shared their thoughts, concerns, opinions and hopes for the region's future. Read her blog of the event and watch videos of what participants had to say.

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Classic Chinese Fable Comes to Life

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May 13, 2014 - Classic Chinese Fable Comes to Life

“The White Snake” chronicles the tale of a gentle serpent spirit who transforms herself one day into a beautiful young woman and travels down to the world of humans. So begins Mary Zimmerman’s interpretation of the classic Chinese fable into a spectacular Goodman Theatre production. See a slideshow from the play. 

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