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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Gambling expansion proposals are gaining momentum in Springfield. Will lawmakers bet on new casinos to solve another budget crisis? Guests: Nancy Duel, Bruce Dold, Jim Tobin

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Friday, May 25, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Holiday travelers brace for major delays, the CTA threatens massive cuts, the feds subpoena Governor Blagojevich's campaign records, House Speaker Michael Madigan rules out a sales or income tax hike, nine new Chicago City Council members sworn in, and the White Sox offense finally showing signs of life.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Corruption Investigation
The ongoing corruption investigation by federal prosecutors may now be closer to Governor Rod Blagojevich. The Chicago Tribune reports that the feds have subpoenaed the governor's campaign fund records. Guest: Jay Stewart, Better Government Association

Illinois' Electricity Crisis
The utility companies ComEd and Ameren Corp. added almost $400 million to their rate relief package in hopes of staving off a new freeze on electricity rates. Elizabeth Brackett looks at the electricity crisis in Illinois.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

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City Council Wrap-Up
Mayor Daley and new members of the Chicago City Council were sworn in today. Elizabeth Brackett was there and tells us what's on the new council's agenda.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Since last year's huge immigration rallies around the country, the issue has been on the forefront of Capitol Hill. Today the U.S. Senate is pushing what may be its last attempt at major reform during this presidency. Guests: Jim Oberweis

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

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Political Round-Up
Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign continues to endure intense scrutiny. Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet joins us from the campaign trail.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
A new study released Wednesday says that Chicago's suburban bird population has been particularly hard hit by the West Nile virus. What does that mean for our bird population and are there any public health threats? Eddie Arruza and his panel will take a look.
Guests: Dr. Eric Whitaker, Judy Pollock

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
A fatal gang shooting on a CTA bus claimed the life of 16-year-old honor student Blair Holt last week. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a closer look at the epidemic of inner city violence. Guests: Alysia Tate, Dr. Gary Slutkin, Dr. Carl Bell

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Friday, May 11, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Former alderman Ed Vrdolyak indicted, Governor Blagojevich's controversial tax plan ripped by lawmakers, a guilty verdict in the Brown's Chicken murder trial, former Chicago Sun-Times publisher David Radler testifies at the Conrad Black trial, and the Bulls facing elimination against the Pistons.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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City Council
We'll look at the last City Council meeting for six allies of Mayor Daley — allies of his who lost at the polls.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Gas prices are reaching record highs this year, well ahead of the summer driving season. We'll tell you why this is happening and give you some practical suggestions to help you save at the pump. Guests: David Sykuta, Beth Mosher

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Monday, May 07, 2007

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Access Living
Access Living, one of the nation's leading advocates for the disabled, opened its new Chicago headquarters today. Rich Samuels tells us why this new building soon will be attracting worldwide attention.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

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Chicago Tonight has the night off for Memorial Day. Please tune in tomorrow!

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

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CTA Funding Crisis
The CTA is threatening fare hikes and service cutbacks, and the RTA proposes two tax increases. Rich Samuels has the latest on the public transportation funding crisis.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin

Return of the Cicadas
Rich Samuels takes a closer look at a very loud bug that's been waiting 17 years to make an appearance. It's the return of the cicada.

Summer Reading
Chicago-area book lovers share their summer reading picks. Guests: Jessa Crispin, Al Gini and Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Hedy Weiss Theater Reviews
Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss reviews three more productions now running on Chicago area stages.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Lawmakers betting on new casinos again, Chicago cabbies demand a fare hike, students protest after CTA shooting claims classmate, Brown's Chicken murderer Juan Luna escapes the death penalty, the Bulls eliminated by the Pistons, and the Cubs and Sox battle in the Crosstown Classic.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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News Analysis with Christian Farr
The U.S. Army has some new rules in place for soldiers using the internet. Now, e-mails and blogging require clearance, and access to popular social networking websites is banned. But is the military taking away a threat - or therapy? Guests: Blake Dvorak, Deborah Somers, Shawn Healy

Studs Terkel
Chicago celebrates Studs Terkel's 95th birthday. The legend himself will join us live in the studio.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

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Housing Victory
Mayor Daley scored a victory today as his affordable housing legislation passed the city council with only two dissenting votes. Housing activists wanted more but were pleased with the first-ever set-aside legislation passed. Elizabeth Brackett has details.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

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Vrdolyak Indicted
Federal prosecutors say former Chicago alderman Eddie Vrdolyak has been indicted on charges of fraud and bribery. Rich Samuels was at the federal building and will have all the details. Read the Vrdolyak Indictment

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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Rick Bayless
Chicago's Frontera Grill was just named the top restaurant in America by the James Beard Awards. We'll talk with Frontera's charismatic leader, Rick Bayless.

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