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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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Election Day 2006

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Friday, November 03, 2006

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Just four days until the election, we'll analyze all the top races, United Airlines back in the black, the Tribune Company disappointed in bids for its media empire, the unbeaten Bears take on the Dolphins, and the Bulls open a new season.

Guests:

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
Voting for judges may seem like a daunting task with more than 70 up for retention. But you don't have to walk away from the bottom of your ballot. Carol Marin and her panel will tell you who the 11 bar associations agreed should ...not... be sent back to the bench.

Bird Hospital
We'll take you to an ER whose only patients are birds injured while migrating. Learn more about Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

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Campaign Update
The charges continue to fly in the tight race for Cook County board president. Rich Samuels has the latest on that and other key races that voters will decide on November 7th.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Elizabeth Brackett and her panel of journalists take a look at the top stories of the past month and those we spent too much time paying attention to. Guests: Dawn Turner Trice, Lester Munson, Neil Steinberg

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Note: Governor Rod Blagojevich originally accepted our invitation to join tonight's candidate forum. Several weeks ago, he backed out of that commitment, saying he couldn't reach an agreement with his opponent on when or where to appear.

Race for Governor of Illinois

Phil Ponce talks one-on-one with Republican candidate Judy Baar Topinka about her vision for Illinois.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Eat Your Veggies!
Even more evidence is out today that eating leafy green veggies will protect your brain.
We'll hear from the Rush University Medical Center 's epidemiologist with more details.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Latest polls show Tony Peraica in dead heat with Todd Stroger, Tony Rezko finally appears in court, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade merge, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation finds patronage workers' compensation claims cost city taxpayers millions, Lou Piniella named new Cubs manager, and the Bears pull off a miracle on Monday Night Football.

Guests:

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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Obama-rama
Oprah, the queen of talk, helped Sen. Barack Obama launch his latest campaign this morning - for his new book. We'll hear about his barnstorming book tour with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
In the first of our candidate forums, Eddie Arruza talks with Dan Seals, Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District. Seals' opponent Mark Kirk declined our invitation to participate.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
ComEd cries poor and says it needs a steep rate increase in order to avoid bankruptcy. But today's Sun-Times details the CEO's $27 million salary. Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

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Obama/Campaign Update
Sen. Barack Obama admits his real estate dealings with the indicted Tony Rezko were a blunder. Rich Samuels has the latest on the man whose star power Democrats hope will push them over the top at the polls tomorrow.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Candidates in tomorrow's midterm elections have been citing newspaper endorsements in their TV ads. Carol Marin will pick the brains of the editorial page editors behind those newspaper endorsements. Guests: Bruce Dold, Steve Huntley and David Beery

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

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Political Update
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Wilmette businessman Tony Rezko, who now faces a federal indictment, owns a vacant lot next door to Senator Barack Obama. Rich Samuels tells us more about the relationship between a rising star and a possibly sinking ship.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: Tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight is abbreviated to be able to present Candidate Free Time during our second half hour.

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Friday, October 27, 2006

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Election countdown, we'll look at all the hot races, Mayor Daley scraps blue bag recycling program, housing prices continue to slump, the undefeated Bears back in action, and the Bulls set to tip off a new season.

Guests:

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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Blagojevich Clout Connection?
A ride in a private jet chartered by indicted political operative Stuart Levine was the issue of the day in the race for governor. Rich Samuels tells us why.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
The candidates for Illinois treasurer will be here talk about how they'd handle the state's money. Guests: Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, Republican Christine Radogno, and Green Party candidate, Dan Rodriguez Schlorff

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Monday, October 23, 2006

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
It's a congressional race that's garnering national attention. Henry Hyde is retiring after three decades in Congress, and there's a bruising battle to succeed him - and perhaps tip the balance of Congress. We'll hear from Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Tammy Duckworth live in our studio tonight.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Rezko Pleads Not Guilty
Democratic fundraiser Tony Rezko pleaded not guilty in federal court today on fraud charges. A plea in a separate case is expected later today. Rich Samuels brings us the latest.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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Lou Piniella
The Cubs have a new manager. We'll hear what Lou Piniella plans to do to turn the team's fate around.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange announced today that the two companies will merge. What does it mean for Chicago's economy, and what does it mean for investors? Elizabeth Brackett and her panelists will explain.

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