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Quinn Plans Sweeping Medicaid Cuts

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Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn lays out $2.7 billion in Medicaid cuts after a committee he appointed falls short of a plan. We talk to lawmakers and analysts about the governor's sweeping proposal on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Visit the PDFs below to learn more about the Medicaid Stabilization plan.

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Gov. Pat Quinn
Quinn Plans Sweeping Medicaid Cuts
Quinn Plans Sweeping Medicaid Cuts

Latest on Infrastructure Vote Delay

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The mayor delayed his infrastructure trust vote. Is he working behind the scenes trying to convince opponents to vote yes? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Latest on Infrastructure Vote Delay
Latest on Infrastructure Vote Delay

Eagles Nesting in Cook County

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Image credit: Jerry Goldner

The eagles have landed. We show you some of the first images of a pair of American Bald Eagles, and their newly hatched eaglets, nesting in a Cook County Forest Preserve.

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Image credit: Jerry Goldner
Eagles Nesting in Cook County
Eagles Nesting in Cook County

Mary Schmich

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Mary Schmich

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich talks about the Pulitzer Prize for commentary she was awarded this week.

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Mary Schmich
Mary Schmich
Mary Schmich

Simon Callow on "Being Shakespeare"

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Simon Callow; Image credit: André Penteado

Celebrated British stage and film actor Simon Callow joins us to talk about his new role in Being Shakespeare.

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Simon Callow; Image credit: André Penteado
Simon Callow on "Being Shakespeare"
Simon Callow on "Being Shakespeare"

Viewer Mail: 4/19

Illinois Pension Reform

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We asked what your solutions were to the Illinois pension crisis. We hear what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Viewer Mail: 4/19
Viewer Mail: 4/19

Mayor Emanuel Defers Infrastructure Trust Vote

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In a City Council shocker, under increased scrutiny, Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls off the vote on his controversial infrastructure trust. But the speed camera plan sails through. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Mayor Emanuel Defers Infrastructure Trust Vote
Mayor Emanuel Defers Infrastructure Trust Vote

Wrigley Renovations

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There is widespread speculation surrounding possible proposals to renovate Wrigley Field. When will the public actually see and hear the plans? And how will they affect the neighborhood? We take a look.

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Wrigley Renovations
Wrigley Renovations

Blood Test Can Diagnose Teen Depression

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A new blood test could diagnose depression in teens. The co-author of a new study tells us how her research could cut down the disease's social stigma.

 

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Blood Test Can Diagnose Teen Depression
Blood Test Can Diagnose Teen Depression

Chicago Business News: 4/18

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Kris Kridel

Retail sales are up in Chicago and two local firms make big purchases. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel
Chicago Business News: 4/18
Chicago Business News: 4/18

Political Cartoonists

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Bad Aim by Eric Garcia

Two political cartoonists tell us how they translate politics into art.

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Bad Aim by Eric Garcia
Political Cartoonists
Political Cartoonists

Mind of a Chimpanzee

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Chimpanzee; Courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo

A new movie about the life of a baby chimp has some local connections. We tell you what they are, as we revisit the Mind of the Chimpanzee.

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Chimpanzee; Courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo
Mind of a Chimpanzee
Mind of a Chimpanzee

Aldermen Divided on Infrastructure Trust

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Many questions remain unanswered about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed infrastructure trust, but he may have enough aldermanic votes to get it approved on Wednesday. Eddie Arruza talks with a panel of aldermen about the controversial funding plan.

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Aldermen Divided on Infrastructure Trust
Aldermen Divided on Infrastructure Trust

Revised Infrastructure Trust Vote

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The Chicago City Council approved the mayor's plan 41-7 to find private backers for public improvement projects. 

 

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Parking Garage Privatization

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Yet another cost to privatizing the city's parking meters and garages: Chicago taxpayers may be on the hook for more than $200 million. 

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Parking Garage Privatization
Parking Garage Privatization

Touch Technology

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Could the touchscreen on your smartphone or tablet actually touch you back? Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at the technology that could add more dimension to how that flat plate of glass feels.

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Touch Technology
Touch Technology

Zoe Damacela

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Zoe Damacela

We meet Zoe Damacela, a local fashion designer who's already getting national attention at the age of just 20.

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Zoe Damacela
Zoe Damacela
Zoe Damacela