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Bruce Rauner Hires Leslie Munger as Deputy Governor

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Leslie Munger (Chicago Tonight)

Former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger will return to state government at her former, $135,000 salary. Friday afternoon Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office announced that Munger has been brought on as a deputy governor.   

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Leslie Munger (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago-Based Climate Change Skeptics Eager for Trump to Reset ‘Fake Science’

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Heartland Institute President and CEO Joseph Bast (Courtesy of Heartland Institute)

With an expected audience of officials appointed by President Donald Trump, the Heartland Institute hopes to reset U.S. climate policy, which is also the theme for its upcoming International Conference on Climate Change.

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Heartland Institute President and CEO Joseph Bast (Courtesy of Heartland Institute)

The Week in Review: Trump Calls Chicago 'Totally Out of Control'

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President Trump calls Chicago "totally out of control." Mayor Rahm Emanuel says enough talk, send in federal resources. Gov. Rauner calls for a budget with cuts, revenues and reforms as the state’s credit rating takes another hit. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests. 

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The Week in Review: Trump Calls Chicago Out of Control
The Week in Review: Trump Calls Chicago Out of Control

CTU Members Take Protest to City Hall on First Furlough Day

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

More than 200 union members filled the fifth floor at City Hall, taking seats on the floor to grade papers, plan class assignments and hear “lessons” on school revenue, clinician services and the protection of immigrant students.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Former Johnson Publishing Building Considered for Landmark Status

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The landmark designation process started Thursday for the 110,000-square-foot S. Michigan Avenue building designed by black architect John Warren Moutoussamy.

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Doomsday Clock Moves 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight

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(NASA)

Is rhetoric edging us closer to doomsday? Last week, the Doomsday Clock edged 30 seconds closer to midnight, putting the world two and a half symbolic minutes away from global annihilation. 

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(NASA)
Doomsday Clock Moves 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight
Doomsday Clock Moves 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight

City’s Goals for O’Hare Expansion Include More Gates, Competition

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O'Hare Airport (N i c o l a / Flickr)

Negotiations are underway between the city and United and American Airlines over a new gate lease agreement that could determine O’Hare’s future development for a generation.

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O'Hare Airport (N i c o l a / Flickr)
City’s Goals for O’Hare Expansion Include More Gates
City’s Goals for O’Hare Expansion Include More Gates

‘Chicago Voices’ Concert Showcases Diverse Local Talent

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Renée Fleming and Doug Peck talk with “Chicago Tonight” about the upcoming concert.

A major, Chicago-centric concert this weekend showcases the city’s many voices.

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Renée Fleming and Doug Peck talk with “Chicago Tonight” about the upcoming concert.
‘Chicago Voices’ Concert Showcases Diverse Local Talent
‘Chicago Voices’ Concert Showcases Diverse Local Talent

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Interfaith Leader, Dies at 100

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We remember Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a Holocaust survivor and legendary interfaith leader who late in life gave up his belief in God.

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Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Interfaith Leader, Dies at 100
Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Interfaith Leader, Dies at 100

Jonathan Biss, Acclaimed Pianist, on His ‘Obsessive’ Approach to Music

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(Courtesy of Jonathan Biss)

A studio performance by classical pianist Jonathan Biss.

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Jonathan Biss, Acclaimed Pianist, on His Obsessive Approach
Jonathan Biss, Acclaimed Pianist, on His Obsessive Approach

Chicago Barber’s 1957 Creation Becomes 3-Generation Success Story

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When Chicago barber Fred Luster created a new product for his customers in 1957, he couldn’t have known what lay ahead. A look at the history of Luster Products.

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Chicago Barber’s 1957 Creation Becomes 3-Generation Success
Chicago Barber’s 1957 Creation Becomes 3-Generation Success

Viewer Feedback: ‘The Ban Is Unacceptable’

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Viewers weigh in on President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘The Ban Is Unacceptable’
Viewer Feedback: ‘The Ban Is Unacceptable’

February 2, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the Feb. 2, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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February 2, 2017 - Full Show
February 2, 2017 - Full Show

Buy Toys for Animals from Lincoln Park Zoo’s Enrichment ‘Wish List’

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(Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo)

Siku the polar bear wants a floating stone. Bella the baby guerilla wants carrots. The holiday season has passed, but Chicago zoo animals are still hoping for gifts.

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(Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo)

George Takei on Trump, Turmoil and Why ‘Trek’ Endures

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George Takei (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons)

The actor and activist hosts a screening and discussion of the film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” this weekend. We caught up with him to talk “Trek,” Trump and more.

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George Takei (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons)

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 2-5

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Chicago bars offer food and drink specials for Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

An after-hours museum party, ice cream for breakfast and Super Bowl parties usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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Chicago bars offer food and drink specials for Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

CTU Delegates Call on CPS Head Claypool to Step Down

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(Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Teachers Union officials issued a vote of no confidence Wednesday night on Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool after claiming he has worked to “dismantle and sabotage” CPS.

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