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Freedom of Expression and Education

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August 26, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 8/26

We share what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer feedback. 

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Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

City Honors Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

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August 25, 2014 - Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

The U.S. Little League World Series champs, Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, return home to a hero's welcome. Paris Schutz has all the details.

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Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

CPS Grads to Get Leg Up in Fire Department Exam

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August 25, 2014 - Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

The city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in almost a decade, but the plan to diversify the department is not sitting well with everyone. We take a look at the policy that gives preference to hiring CPS graduates from both sides of the spectrum.

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Roberto Clemente Remembered

Musical Celebrates Life of Baseball Icon

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August 25, 2014 - Roberto Clemente Remembered

Roberto Clemente is back in Chicago: a new musical celebrates his life.

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Cardinal George Enrolls in Clinical Research Trial

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George will participate in a clinical research trial at the University of Chicago Medicine to treat his cancer.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/22

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August 22, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/22

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists breakdown the Chicago mayoral race, and debate whether Karen Lewis will actually throw her hat in the ring. Also, they discuss the likelihood of having two political newcomers – Lewis and Bruce Rauner – both being elected. 

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James Foley: ‘A Brave, Fearless Journalist’

Medill Grad Remembered by Professors

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James Foley always wanted to be where the stories were and where the people were. Chicago Tonight talks with those who knew him during his time at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Jane Lynch

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August 21, 2014 - Jane Lynch

We catch up with Chicago native actor and comedian Jane Lynch, who just won another Emmy Award.

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Living Your Truth

Arts Program Teaches Young People to Find Their Voice

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A vibrant 17-year-old with a beaming smile, Mekel Johnson walked into the room prepared for an interview that could grant him the opportunity to end his summer with a memorable trip.

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More than War Stories

Chicago Artist Paints Pacific Overtures

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A onetime sailor and tattoo artist blends adult experiences with childhood memories to create mystical memorials to World War II. 

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Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

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August 25, 2014 - Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

This morning, Gov. Pat Quinn invoked the home rule principle when vetoing HB 4075, a bill that would have set standards and regulations for the commercial ride-sharing industry.

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Freedom of Expression and Education

Discussing U of I’s Job Revocation, the First Amendment

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August 25, 2014-Freedom of Expression and Education

After being offered a tenured teaching position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Steven Salaita quit his job at Virginia Tech. U of I revoked its offer, and many believe it’s due to Salaita’s criticism of Israel on Twitter.  

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Architecture Upswing Hits Chicago

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August 25, 2014 - Architecture Upswing Hits Chicago

As construction in urban areas picks up, the Chicago Loop feels the momentum. The old Chicago Motor Club building may be converted into a hotel soon while the Thompson Center waits its turn for a facelift. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/22-8/24

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A fashion fest, dancing in Millennium Park, and a 5K obstacle course to raise money for MS; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/22

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August 22, 2014 - Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/22

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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Settlement Reached with Bank of America

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August 21, 2014 - Settlement Reached with Bank of America

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announces a $300 million settlement related to the foreclosure crisis, much of that will go into the state's beleaguered pension system. It's part of a record national $17 billion settlement with Bank of America. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Old St. Pat's Church

Documentary Shines Light on Revival of Church

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August 21, 2014 - Old St. Pat's Church

A new documentary tells how a struggling Chicago church reinvented itself and revitalized a declining neighborhood. 

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