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The Bears are tied again for first place in the NFC North. James “Big Cat” Williams breaks down their latest win over the Cowboys, including Josh McCown’s stellar performance, and the receiving corps’ outstanding effort. Watch a web extra video.

Sunshine and Shadows Co-Exist on New Record from One-time Chicago Songwriter

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Cass McCombs returns to Chicago on Friday, December 6 to play The Empty Bottle on Western Avenue.

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A festive aquatic show, Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier, and holiday shopping at the Merchandise Mart; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Nelson Mandela died at age 95. Watch web extra videos about the anti-apartheid icon from WTTW's archives.

Finding a Creative Voice at the Swap O Rama

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Besides the main arteries of museums and galleries, the Chicago area has endless capillaries of creativity.

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In his newest WTTW special, Geoffrey Baer takes a real time machine to places all over Chicago and looks through it to see things that are now long gone. Geoffrey joins us Tuesday just minutes before the debut of the program to give us a sneak peek. Watch a video preview.

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James "Big Cat" Williams breaks down the Bears' overtime loss to the Vikings, and coach Marc Trestman’s controversial call to attempt a field goal on second down. Watch a web extra video.

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A Thanksgiving Day Parade, a holiday market, and ice skating at the zoo; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Stage Spectacle Balances Hilarity and Emotions

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Once or twice a year, a show is so breathtaking that it must be seen a second time. And you really have to see it in the theater -- once it closes, it’s gone. DVDs or on-demand cannot capture the live experience of sitting in the dark, bonding with the strangers onstage you seem to know so well. Read the Artbeat blog.

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More than 2 million Illinois residents had their food stamp benefits cut this month. We talk with some DuPage County residents struggling to put food on the table.

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The Bears fall to 6-5 after an ugly, penalty-plagued loss in St. Louis. James "Big Cat" Williams breaks down the shoddy run defense and Josh McCown’s third start this season. Watch a web extra video.

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A holiday parade, the Chicago Book Expo, and a Food Film Festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Rock Pioneer AND Aspiring Advice Columnist?

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Yes, he was a legendary songwriter and storyteller, but recent evidence shows Bo Diddley could have had a second career as an advice columnist if he wanted.

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A passion for photography and curiosity about the neighborhood drew Chicagoan Bob Rehak to Uptown. Over the course of four years, he captured what everyday life was like for neighborhood residents during the mid-1970s. Those photographs—now 40 years old—are being shared in a new book. We talk with the photographer and author.

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America's Test Kitchen Founder Christopher Kimball shares some recipes for Thanksgiving. Read the recipes.

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Art and Appetite is a celebration of food and drink as depicted by American artists. From Andy Warhol to Norman Rockwell, this new Art Institute exhibition takes a scholarly but tasty look at artistic representations of what we eat and what it reveals about us. We have a preview. Read recipes and an Artbeat blog.