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Walsh's Controversial Exchange

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Congressman Joe Walsh. Image Credit: Walsh's Facebook page

Spirited debate between a congressman and constituents? Or a congressman stepping over the line? We have the latest on a controversial video of Congressman Joe Walsh that's making the rounds online.

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Congressman Joe Walsh. Image Credit: Walsh's Facebook page
Walsh's Controversial Exchange
Walsh's Controversial Exchange

Debt Super Committee

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Could Democrats and Republicans in Congress be supporting tax increases to fix the nation's finances? Carol Marin sits down with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky for answers as the deadline for a deal on the nation's debt looms.

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Debt Super Committee
Debt Super Committee

Latest on Springfield Veto Session

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Speeding cameras are among the high-profile items on the docket Wednesday as the fall veto session winds down in Springfield. We have the latest from the capital.

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Illinois State Capitol Building
Latest on Springfield Veto Session
Latest on Springfield Veto Session

Chicago City Council News

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Chicago City Council

Aldermen propose new taxes on cigar and pipe smokers, as well as higher fees for loading and valet zones. The goal: staving off cuts to libraries, the 911 center and mental health facilities. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Chicago City Council
Chicago City Council News
Chicago City Council News

Vivian Maier

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Vivian Maier

We take another look at a Chicago Tonight story that went "viral" on YouTube and won us an Emmy. Vivian Maier was the Chicago nanny who took more than a hundred thousand photos during her lifetime -- but never showed them to anyone. After her death, her photos were discovered, and many now say she ranks among the top street photographers of the 20th century.

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Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier

War Psychologist

Dr. Joseph Troiani

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Dr. Joseph Troiani

As Veterans Day approaches, we talk with a retired naval commander -- who's also a psychologist -- about the mental health impacts of 10 years of war.

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Dr. Joseph Troiani
War Psychologist
War Psychologist

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

Inductee Tony Jackson

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Tony Jackson (1876-1921)

Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame celebrates its 20th anniversary tonight. We learn about one of the inductees, groundbreaking ragtime musician, Tony Jackson.

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Tony Jackson (1876-1921)
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

Emanuel Transparency

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel © 2011 City of Chicago, photo by Brooke Collins

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised an administration of transparency, but is he living up to that promise in his own office? We hear from the Chicago Tribune reporter looking into the issue.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel © 2011 City of Chicago, photo by Brooke Collins
Emanuel Transparency
Emanuel Transparency

Tom Brokaw

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Tom Brokaw

Journalist Tom Brokaw talks about political scandal, the Republican presidential field and his new book about recapturing the American dream.

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Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw

Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Asteroids, Peanut Allergies, Fossils & Dark Energy

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Neil Shubin

Hollywood loves it when giant rocks fall from space, but scientists assure us that the asteroid passing close to Earth tonight will NOT hit us. We have a close encounter with our science guy, Neil Shubin, who also has a little show-and-tell with a huge fossil.

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Neil Shubin
Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin
Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Data Centers

A Behind-the-Scenes Look

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Data Centers

A data center is where all the information you find on the Internet is stored. We take a look inside one of the data centers in Chicago, and find out why the city has become a national hotbed of cyber-storage.

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Data Centers
Data Centers
Data Centers

Bears Alumni Club with Hunter Hillenmeyer

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Hunter Hillenmeyer

The Bears swoop into Philadelphia and take one from the Eagles. We recap last night's exciting action with longtime Bears linebacker, Hunter Hillenmeyer. Find out about Hillenmeyer’s new business venture here.

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Hunter Hillenmeyer
Bears Alumni Club with Hunter Hillenmeyer
Bears Alumni Club with Hunter Hillenmeyer

Preview of Fall Veto Session

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Lawmakers are set to tackle tax breaks and pension reform this week. Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney joins us for a preview of the fall veto session.

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Preview of Fall Veto Session
Preview of Fall Veto Session

Pension Reform

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Pension reform has been one of the most contentious issues of the legislative session. Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look at the real cost of public pensions here.

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Pension Reform
Pension Reform

High Dropout Rate for Chicago Schools

WTTW11 Kicks Off "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen"

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Nearly 40 percent of Chicago Public School students drop out. Why are they dropping out and what can be done to get them back on track to graduate? Elizabeth Brackett looks at two programs with some answers. Then, we talk with Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard about the dropout epidemic and how CPS is working to change it.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard
High Dropout Rate for Chicago Schools
High Dropout Rate for Chicago Schools

Chicago Business News: 11/07

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Kris Kridel

A volatile day on Wall Street as debt fears spread to Italy, and a new super bank for the super rich. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 joins us to discuss those stories and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel
Chicago Business News: 11/07
Chicago Business News: 11/07

Remembering Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney

We revisit our 2006 conversation with Andy Rooney, who died over the weekend at the age of 92.

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Andy Rooney
Remembering Andy Rooney
Remembering Andy Rooney