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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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Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Senate President Emil Jones' ComEd Ties
New revelations about State Senate President Emil Jones' ties to Commonwealth Edison are adding to the debate over the possible re-institution of an electric rate freeze. Carol Marin will be here with the details.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza

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Friday, April 27, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Obama dodges conflict questions... Tanking local home sales Suburban student arrested for violent essay. And the red hot Bulls try to ice the heat

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Chicago's Hispanic community is outraged over the fake I.D. raid yesterday in a Little Village shopping mall. Protestors say the feds went overboard with intimidation. But the feds say it was necessary to protect shoppers from the alleged criminals. We'll find out why the feds were there, what happened, and what the Hispanic community has to say now. Guests: Ald. George Cardenas, Ald. Ricardo Munoz

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Monday, April 23, 2007

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Obama in the Headlines
Sen. Barack Obama said today that America can still play the role of preeminent world leader. But it was local politics that got him in trouble on the Sun-Times' front page. New ties between indicted power broker Tony Rezko and Obama have surfaced. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

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Shooter's Manifesto
The multimedia manifesto sent to NBC by the Virginia Tech shooter is raising some tough questions. Should the videos be shown? Are the images too disturbing? Or are they newsworthy? We'll examine the issues. Guests: Dr. Carl Bell, Bruce Evensen

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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News Analysis with Christian Farr
Part of Mayor Daley's Olympic dream became a reality this weekend after Chicago beat L.A. Now that we're in the running for the games, just how beneficial would it be to host the 2016 Olympics? Guests: Marilee Stepan Wehman, 1952 Olympian; Rob Baade, Lake Forest College; Ben Shields, co-author, "The Elusive Fan"

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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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Friday, May 04, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Lawmakers busy in Springfield, Mayor Daley overhauls the police review board, former Governor Jim Thompson testifies at the Conrad Black trial, the downtown immigration march draws 150,000 people, and the Bulls brace for the Pistons.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
About 300,000 children are used as child soldiers in armed conflict around the world. Carol Marin talks to Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier and author of the new book "A Long Way Gone."

Power Struggle
The battle over electricity rates continues in Springfield. Speaker Mike Madigan sits down with Elizabeth Brackett to talk about strategies to bring the high rates down.

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Monday, April 30, 2007

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County Phone Scandal
We'll have the latest allegation about insider contracts at the county, and we'll hear what officials there have to say about a firm that doesn't have to show what it does to earn millions of taxpayer dollars. Christian Farr has the story.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

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ComEd Rate Freeze
Legislative maneuvering in Springfield puts a ComEd rate freeze back in play. Elizabeth Brackett will get details from a ComEd official.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings comes word that a senior at Cary-Grove high school has been arrested because of violent content in a creative writing assignment. Has the pendulum swung too far? Eddie Arruza and his panel will take a look.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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Criticism of Burge Report
A coalition of legal activists today slammed last year's special prosecutor's report on alleged police torture of crime suspects. Rich Samuels will bring up to date and tell us about a new surveillance video that could bring more embarrassment to the police department.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
The Virginia Tech massacre shocks the nation, labor carries the day in Chicago's aldermanic runoff elections, CTA chief Frank Kruesi resigns, Chicago beats L.A. in Olympic showdown, longtime Rosemont mayor Donald Stephens passes away, the Bulls take on the Miami Heat in the playoffs, and Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle throws a no-hitter.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Aldermanic Runoffs
City Hall will look a lot different this May as a result of yesterday's election. We'll analyze the role labor unions had on the races. Also, how will Mayor Daley fare with the new city council makeup? Plus we'll talk to some of yesterday's big winners. Guests: Bob Fioretti, Pat Dowell, Sharon Denise Dixon and Scott Waguespack. Also: Greg Hinz, Cindi Canary

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