A report card for Chicago public schools came out today. The number of students meeting or exceeding state expectations has risen by two percentage points. Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman tells us exactly what that means for the city.
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Last year's box office hit The Dark Knight filmed some scenes inside Chicago's famed post office. We take a peek inside the landmark building as the post office prepares to auction it off to the highest bidder.
Caucasian women speak about the constant barrage of images depicted on television, movies, and in advertisements and the effects of those images. The ladies also share their thoughts on women altering their physical appearance to compete in the corporate world (recorded August 2008).
Asian women share personal stories about the effects of not seeing many Asian role models in popular culture and why they believe the stereotypical images still persist and are partly accepted in society. They also discuss the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asians (recorded August 2008).
Today, Governor Quinn laid out more than a billion dollars in spending cuts to close the state's budget gap. Christian Farr tells us what state programs could be slashed.
What's the region doing to prepare for its future water needs? Rich Samuels tells us as we continue this year's Chicago Matters series, Beyond Burnham.
How the inevitable rise in gas prices will change our lives for the better -- that's the tagline of the new book $20 Per Gallon. The book's author, Christopher Steiner, tells us how he thinks higher gas prices could improve society.
The chancellor of the University of Illinois testified before the state's Admissions Review Committee, which is investigating claims that well-connected students received special preference in the school's admissions process. Elizabeth Brackett was at that meeting, and has the latest on the controversy.
Download the PDFs of the university email correspondences which were received in response to a Freedom of Information request from the Admission Review Committee:
The Chicago Tribune's Dawn Trice joins us to discuss our joint five-part online series that explores women's body image issues and race. Watch video discussions among series participants and learn more about the issue as they discuss what race and body image means to them. Then, share your thoughts on the Chicago Tonight Message Board.
Race and Body Image
Black women discuss whether or not the white community has any influence on how they view themselves. The women also discuss Michelle Obama's emergence on the national stage and how the country's first African-American First Lady will impact the American standard of beauty. (recorded October 2008)
Muslim women talk about the importance of modesty in Muslim culture, the decision to wear or not wear head coverings, and the influence of American culture on young Muslim girls. They also discuss how their faith affects their self-esteem (recorded August 2008).
Hispanic women discuss the importance of curves in the Hispanic community and the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery. The women also talk about how Hispanic and American standards of beauty are merging for younger generations (recorded August 2008).
Elizabeth Brackett sits down with a panel of lawmakers to get their reaction to Quinn's proposed cuts.
President Obama is hoping to boost Chicago's bid to get the 2016 Olympics, but will his support be enough to put the bid over the top? Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet joins us with that story, and all the latest news from Washington, D.C.
We take a look at some of the tributes from today's memorial service for pop icon Michael Jackson.