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Gov. Rauner on Budget: ‘I’m Flexible’

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The state begins the new year, once again, without a budget. A one-on-one with Gov. Bruce Rauner to find out how he plans to finally come to a compromise.

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Gov. Rauner on Budget: ‘I’m Flexible’
Gov. Rauner on Budget: ‘I’m Flexible’

January 4, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the Jan. 4, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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January 4, 2017 - Full Show
January 4, 2017 - Full Show

Wild Things of Author, Artist Maurice Sendak Unleashed at MSI

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(J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry)

The author of “Where the Wild Things Are” upended expectations by depicting menace, anxiety and “wild” behavior in picture books devoured by young people. We visit an exhibition highlighting his long career.

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(J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry)
Wild Things of Author, Artist Maurice Sendak Unleashed
Wild Things of Author, Artist Maurice Sendak Unleashed

Ask Geoffrey: What’s the History of the Telenews Theater on State Street?

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In the 1940s, a theater in the Loop was providing nightly news updates, and a professional cyclist was cleaning up with his Chicago chain of dry cleaning stores. Geoffrey Baer raises the curtain on these local history stories in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: What's the History of the Telenews Theater?
Ask Geoffrey: What's the History of the Telenews Theater?

Shoe Repair Dynasty: A Dozen Cobblers Across 3 Generations

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An 83-year-old cobbler inspires a shoe repair dynasty that spans three generations.

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Shoe Repair Dynasty: A Dozen Cobblers Across 3 Generations
Shoe Repair Dynasty: A Dozen Cobblers Across 3 Generations

Democratic Leader Calls Illinois Budget a Crisis

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State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (Chicago Tonight)

Illinois lawmakers go back to Springfield next week. Will they be ready to take budget action in the new year?

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State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (Chicago Tonight)
Democratic Leader Calls Illinois Budget a Crisis
Democratic Leader Calls Illinois Budget a Crisis

The Year Ahead in Chicago Real Estate

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Steady but slow recovery in housing prices and sales, a looming interest rate hike, and a possible correction in the rental market. A look ahead at real estate in 2017.

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The Year Ahead in Chicago Real Estate
The Year Ahead in Chicago Real Estate

Illinois Scores a C-Plus for K-12 Education in New National Report

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Illinois finished 15th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in Education Week's Quality Counts report, earning a score of 77 out of 100.

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‘Art of the Blues’ Compiles Visual Treasury of the Golden Age of Blues

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A new book looks at the visual art associated with the blues over the course of its dynamic history. 

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New Book a Visual Treasury of the Golden Age of Blues
New Book a Visual Treasury of the Golden Age of Blues

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 5-8

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Damn, Gina! performs at this year’s Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. (Courtesy of Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival)

Sketch comedy, Syrian music and a how-to on fact-checking usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Damn, Gina! performs at this year’s Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. (Courtesy of Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival)

Women to March, Rally in Chicago Day After Trump is Inaugurated

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Thousands of women are expected to march through the city on Jan. 21 – regardless of the weather. “It could be 4 degrees out and we’ll be marching,” said organizer Liz Radford.

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January 3, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the Jan. 3, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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January 3, 2017 - Full Show
January 3, 2017 - Full Show

Illinois Delegation Split on Repeal of Obamacare

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Tammy Duckworth (left) is sworn in as senator Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the 115th Congress was sworn in, including new members from the Illinois delegation. Up next, according to congressional leaders, is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. How will that work, and will the Democratic Party aim to block it?

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Tammy Duckworth (left) is sworn in as senator Tuesday.
Illinois Delegation Split on Repeal of Obamacare
Illinois Delegation Split on Repeal of Obamacare

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Chicago’s Violent 2016

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“The violence in this city is more about what the bad guys are doing and not so much about what the police are or are not doing,” Chicago Police Superintendent said during an interview with Eddie Arruza. Hear the full conversation.

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on City's Violent 2016
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on City's Violent 2016

Israel, the Palestinians and the 2-State Solution

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Just what does a two-state solution entail, and why has it been so difficult to achieve? We speak with a local expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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Israel, the Palestinians and the 2-State Solution
Israel, the Palestinians and the 2-State Solution

Why Do Celebrity Deaths Make Us So Sad?

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Among the celebrity deaths in 2016: Prince (courtesy of Paul Natkin) and Carrie Fisher (Riccardo Ghilardi / Wikimedia Commons).

From Prince to Princess Leia star Carrie Fisher, 2016 was a bad year for celebrity deaths. We take a closer look at our connection to celebrities.

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Among the celebrity deaths in 2016: Prince (courtesy of Paul Natkin) and Carrie Fisher (Riccardo Ghilardi / Wikimedia Commons).
Why Do Celebrity Deaths Make Us So Sad?
Why Do Celebrity Deaths Make Us So Sad?

Longtime Chicago Portrait Artist Focuses on the Face

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Works by George C. Clark: “Self Portrait,” left, and “Vilja.” (Courtesy of George C. Clark)

We meet George C. Clark, a one-time commercial artist in his studio – and at the Cultural Center – for a peek at portraiture, real and imaginary.

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Works by George C. Clark: “Self Portrait,” left, and “Vilja.” (Courtesy of George C. Clark)
Longtime Chicago Portrait Artist Focuses on the Face
Longtime Chicago Portrait Artist Focuses on the Face