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December 22, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the Dec. 22, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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December 22, 2016 - Full Show
December 22, 2016 - Full Show

Lawsuit Forces Emanuel’s Hand on Emails

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What do billionaire Ken Griffin, Gov. Bruce Rauner and a select few Chicago aldermen have in common? They all had direct access to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's personal email account on which he conducted city business.

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Lawsuit Forces Emanuel’s Hand on Emails
Lawsuit Forces Emanuel’s Hand on Emails

New U of C Website Compiles Best of 2016 Education Research

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The University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute wants to show school and policy leaders how evidence-based research can help improve schools and student achievement.

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Cardinal Blase Cupich on His Elevation

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Cardinal Blase Cupich talks with us about his elevation to that position, the challenges facing Chicago, and how the church can better serve the community.

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Cardinal Blase Cupich on His Elevation
Cardinal Blase Cupich on His Elevation

Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Through the Years on WTTW

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(Photo by Andy Goodwin)

Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks joins us in discussion and performance of two songs that could win Grammy Awards in February.

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Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Through the Years on WTTW
Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks Through the Years on WTTW

Chicago Journalist’s ‘Algren: A Life’ Reveals New Details About Writer

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Nelson Algren sitting beneath a viaduct in Chicago. (Library of Congress)

He was a literary giant who chronicled the seedy side of the city. We talk with the author of a new biography about Chicago writer Nelson Algren.

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Nelson Algren sitting beneath a viaduct in Chicago. (Library of Congress)
Chicago Journalist’s ‘Algren: A Life’ Reveals New Details
Chicago Journalist’s ‘Algren: A Life’ Reveals New Details

Chicago Agricultural High School Teaches More Than Farming

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You’re probably aware that Chicago has high schools specializing in math and science as well as the arts, but did you know that Chicago’s big urban school system has an agricultural high school?

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Chicago Agricultural High School Teaches More Than Farming
Chicago Agricultural High School Teaches More Than Farming

Joffrey Ballet’s Reimagined ‘Nutcracker’ Inspired by Chicago History

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(Cheryl Mann / Joffrey Ballet)

Backstage at the Joffrey Ballet before the recent launch of the all-new “Nutcracker” set in Chicago.

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Joffrey Ballet’s Reimagined ‘Nutcracker’ Inspired by Chicago
Joffrey Ballet’s Reimagined ‘Nutcracker’ Inspired by Chicago

Judges Help Foster Children Find Independence

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Brandon Johnson works in the kitchen at Chicago restaurant the Girl and the Goat. (Chicago Tonight)

From the foster system to one of the hottest restaurants in town: How one young man is “mixing it up.”

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Brandon Johnson works in the kitchen at Chicago restaurant the Girl and the Goat. (Chicago Tonight)
Judges Help Foster Children Find Independence
Judges Help Foster Children Find Independence

December 21, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the Dec. 21, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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December 21, 2016 - Full Show
December 21, 2016 - Full Show

Ask Geoffrey: Chicago’s Crusade Against Air Pollution

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Not that long ago, air pollution from burning coal made the Windy City more like the Smoggy City. Geoffrey Baer tells us how Chicago cleaned up its act.

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Ask Geoffrey: Chicago's Crusade Against Air Pollution
Ask Geoffrey: Chicago's Crusade Against Air Pollution

‘Tattoo’ Exhibit Aims to Create a Lasting Impression

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Japanese irezumi by Horiyoshi (© Martin Hladik / Courtesy of The Field Museum)

Tattoos are making a big impression at the Field Museum. We visit the exhibition about the history and culture of the tattoo.

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Japanese irezumi by Horiyoshi (© Martin Hladik / Courtesy of The Field Museum)
‘Tattoo’ Exhibit Aims to Create a Lasting Impression
‘Tattoo’ Exhibit Aims to Create a Lasting Impression

Chicago Business Year in Review

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The Dow flirts with the 20,000 mark. Twists and turns at the Chicago Tribune. A look at those stories and other business headlines of 2016 with Crain’s Chicago Business.

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Chicago Business Year in Review
Chicago Business Year in Review

City Improvements: Transportation Head Talks Infrastructure Upgrades

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The city of Chicago wants your feedback on new streetlights. That and other infrastructure projects with Rebekah Scheinfeld, the head of the city’s transportation department.

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Chicago Transportation Head Talks Infrastructure Upgrades
Chicago Transportation Head Talks Infrastructure Upgrades

Neil Steinberg Shares Advice, Sobering Quotes on Addiction in New Book

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Neil Steinberg (Chicago Tonight)

The Chicago Sun-Times columnist muses on weathering the holidays without alcohol and his anthology on addiction, “Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery.”

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Neil Steinberg (Chicago Tonight)
Neil Steinberg Shares Advice on Addiction in New Book
Neil Steinberg Shares Advice on Addiction in New Book

$12 Million Donation Will Fund Lakefront Trail Separation

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Thanks to a $12 million donation from Kenneth Griffin, the Chicago Lakefront Trail will be separated into two distinct paths for bicyclists and pedestrians. (Courtesy of the City of Chicago)

Thanks to a major donation from Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin, the 18-mile Lakefront Trail is getting a makeover that will ease congestion.

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Thanks to a $12 million donation from Kenneth Griffin, the Chicago Lakefront Trail will be separated into two distinct paths for bicyclists and pedestrians. (Courtesy of the City of Chicago)

Illinois’ Black Unemployment Rate Highest in the Nation

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While U.S. unemployment is at its lowest point in years, a new report shines a light on a racial disparity that’s especially prominent in Illinois. 

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