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Thursday, April 27, 2006

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Once upon a time, Chicago was known as the nation's "convention capital." But now the city is behind Las Vegas, and for the first time, Orlando, Florida. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at why Chicago keeps losing conventions and what can be done about it. Guests: Greg Saunders, Leticia Peralta Davis and Lorene Yue

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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News Analysis with Joel Weisman
Is Governor Blagojevich's $10 million stem cell plan just a political ploy? Joel Weisman and his panel of pundits weigh in on the governor's plan and other hot political issues. Guests: Carlos Hernandez Gomez, Paul Green and Bruce Dold.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Lawyers on George Ryan's defense team are laying the groundwork for their appeal. The unsealed court filings reveal lawyers for Ryan furiously tried to oust four other jurors for lying on questionnaires. What's the verdict's political fallout? Mayor Daley and Governor Blagojevich's administrations are each already under investigation.

A tradition at the art institute is ending. The Chicago Park District voted to dump the "suggested" admission fee and will begin charging $12 for non-members.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Condoleezza Rice in Chicago
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in Chicago today. Rich amuels will be here with her defense of the Bush administration's foreign policy and the critique of Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
The jury foreman in the George Ryan federal corruption case is under close scrutiny. Will her past affect Ryan's future? Eddie Arruza and his panel will look at that question and more. Guests: Lori Lightfoot, Terry Sullivan, and Patrick Cotter

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Monday, April 17, 2006

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RYAN VERDICT: GUILTY

The verdict is in, and the jury has found former governor George Ryan and lobbyist Larry Warner guilty on all counts.

We'll have complete coverage of the trial, including a look at the political and legal ramifications of the verdict.

Read the indictment.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
The topic of immigration reform has caused massive demonstrations across the country, including on Capitol Hill. Tonight we'll hear from two men with very different views, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Jim Oberweis.

Author Garry Wills
It's a provocative title, from an author who's never been afraid to stir the pot. Garry Wills will be here to discuss What Jesus Meant.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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City Hall Scandal
Mayor Daley responded today to the latest allegations of City Hall corruption. Rich Samuels has the mayor's remarks, as well as a barrage of reporters' questions the mayor didn't always answer fully. Read the Sorich Santiago Proffer here.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Students at Kennedy high school demand police protection, Reverend James Meeks still weighing a run for governor, Anne Burke named to the state Supreme Court, Mayor Daley's office linked to political hiring by ex-aides, Dan Ryan rehab not yet the nightmare predicted, the city calls for buffer zone at Midway Airport, and baseball officially opens.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

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School Security
Recent violence at Kennedy High School leads to students walking out in protest. Chicago Public School officials call the beating an "isolated incident", but the students think otherwise. Christian Farr joins us with more on the controversy.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Katie Couric will become the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, when she takes over at CBS in September. What does it mean for the future of network news? Carol Marin and her panelists will take up that question.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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Art Show Fiasco
The impressario behind Art Chicago won't reveal what almost derailed this year's show - but there's a happy ending for more than 100 exhibitors. Rich Samuels has the latest on a major fiasco in Chicago's art world. Also: Nova Art Fair

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Monday, April 24, 2006

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
More heroin spiked with fentanyl has sent users between the ages of 17 and 73 to the hospital. Since August, dozens have overdosed on the lethal combination and more than 10 have died. Carol Marin and her panel will look at where we are in the war against heroin. Guests: Bob Milan, Herb Hunter and Dan Bigg

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

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Vegetable-Based Fuel
A garbage truck that runs on vegetable-based fuel? Hammond, Indiana, has one and it's about to get more. Rich Samuels has the story of a Chicago company that's developing a cheaper, greener alternative to diesel.

News Analysis with Joel Weisman
More record prices at the gas pumps. Joel Weisman and his panel look at what's behind the rumored increase to four dollars a gallon. Guests: Dave Sykuta, Paul Brian and Brian Imus

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

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News Analysis with Joel Weisman
We'll hear what the candidates for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois have to say about the George Ryan verdict. Guests: Pat Quinn, Joe Birkett, Mike Flannery

Stroke Imaging Technology
We'll take you inside Northwestern Memorial Hospital for some groundbreaking research for stroke victims.

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Friday, April 14, 2006

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
State budget negotiations head into overtime, Reverend James Meeks talks to Cardinal George about running for governor, community policing push in Englewood, white flight alleged in school league break-up, the University of Illinois hiking tuition, Cubs slugger Derrek Lee signs 5-year deal, and the Bulls in the thick of the play-off hunt.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Is it just their imagination or are top students having a harder time getting into top colleges? Elizabeth Brackett and her panel of educators will help clear up the confusion. Guests: B. Joseph White, University of Illinois; Keith Todd, Northwestern University.

Englewood
In the wake of recent violence, we will take a closer look at Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Christian Farr probes its history and looks at what's being done to turn this southside neighborhood's image around.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
A lawsuit was filed in federal court today against 13 south suburban schools. The suit charges the schools with "white flight" for pulling out of the area's racially diverse athletic league for no reason other than race. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel will take a closer look at the charges

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

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The Missing Link?
The missing link between sea and land animals may have been found. We'll hear from the University of Chicago scientist who led the team that made the discovery.

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