A Chicago-born writer jumps in his RV and seeks out the answers to life's questions by stopping in towns named after Greek mythology. We'll find out what the author of Turn Left at the Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero's American Odyssey learned along the way.
We'll find out about a cake-baking contest that is sponsored by a Chicago-based clothing company.
The Blackhawks split with goalie Antti Niemi this week. Will the Stanley Cup champs have any chance of defending their title next year?
We'll revisit the home and museum of Roger Brown, the Chicago artist who painted some dark subject matter with a light touch.
One of Chicago's marquee music festivals, Lollapalooza, is being investigated by the attorney general's office. Rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis are here with more on the controversy surrounding this weekend's giant music festival that provides huge revenues for the Chicago Park District.
And we'll dive into our mailbag and tell you a new name one viewer came up with for our program.
Local musician Sad Brad Smith tells us how the movie Up in the Air helped put him on the map, and performs his song from the film.
Check, Please! host and master sommelier Alpana Singh introduces us to some favorite wine websites you should be visiting.
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On tonight's edition: Rod Blagojevich's defense team rests without putting one witness on the stand, including the former Governor himself; another Chicago police officer is killed -- the third in two months -- as he was washing a new car outside his Park Manor home; despite a promise of more police and no new taxes, Mayor Daley's popularity falls to a new low in a Chicago Tribune poll; the city digs deep into its financial reserves, leaving just $180 million from the controversial billion dollar parking meter lease deal; and Chicago-area construction resumes as the labor strike is settled.
We hear your thoughts on our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.
Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning rapper Rhymefest will perform in studio.
Who needs pedaling when you can put a battery and motor on your bike? We'll show you why some Chicago bicyclists are choosing this exercise-free way of getting around.
It is the most valuable musical instrument on the planet, it's right here in Chicago, and it's for sale. We'll tell you how much it might go for.
She trailed President Clinton on his jogs, carted a defibrillator to more than 100 countries, and often rode in the Secret Service "decoy" limousine. We'll hear from Dr. Connie Mariano, who spent nine years as the White House physician.
On tonight's edition: the jury deliberates as the Blagojevich brothers wait. In politics, gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bill Brady spar over possible increases in real estate and income taxes. We take a closer look at a Chicago Sun-Times series on the toll of violence in Chicago, including the rising body count and the fact that communities are remaining silent. And in sports, baseball's trade deadline, the Blackhawks' money problems, and the red-hot White Sox.
Shrek's new swamp has landed in downtown Chicago. We meet the Carol Stream native who's playing the beloved ogre in the first national tour of Shrek the Musical.