We take a sneak peek at WTTW's new documentary on the history of the Irish in Chicago.
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The controversy surrounding Sen. Burris continues. Rich Samuels tells us what Gov. Quinn and Sen. Durbin are saying about the state's junior senator.
Former Chicago Bulls coach and broadcaster Johnny "Red" Kerr died on Thursday. We take a look back at Bob Sirott's 2005 interview with the Bulls legend.
An opinion by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan could open the door for a special election for President Obama's Senate seat. Attorney General Lisa Madigan joins us to explain her opinion and what it could mean for embattled Sen. Roland Burris.
Former Chicago Alderman Ed Vrdolyak avoided a jail sentence for his role in a kick-back scheme. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald wanted a 3-1/2 year prison sentence, but Vrdolyak walked out of the federal building with probation.
"Check, Please!" host and master sommelier Alpana Singh tells us how long to keep a bottle of port once it is uncorked and answers other questions about wine and spirits in tonight's edition of "Ask Alpana."
Chicago Bulls legend Norm Van Lier died today. We take a look back at John Callaway's 2006 "Friday Night" interview with the superstar.
When Sen. Dick Durbin& returned from his overseas trip, he immediately weighed in on the Sen. Roland Burris scandal. Durbin told Burris yesterday that if he were in his shoes he would resign. Carol Marin and her panel talk about the possibilities left for Burris.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped below 7,000 for the first time since 1997 closing at 6,762. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780's "Noon Business Hour" joins us with more.
Starbucks is hoping its new instant coffee attracts some buzz and jolts the company's lackluster performance. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz talks about how his coffee empire is weathering the weak economy.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Embattled Sen. Roland Burris refuses to step down; former Chicago Alderman Ed Vrdolyak escapes jail time; Gov. Quinn running for re-election in 2010; Chicago Public School officials vote to close or consolidate 16 underperforming schools; federal bailout recipient Northern Trust Bank under fire for sponsoring a golf tournament and throwing lavish parties; and Chicago mourns the loss of Bulls legends Norm Van Lier and Johnny "Red" Kerr.
A group of Chicago alderman declared their support of Sen. Burris today. This came despite revelations in a Sun-Times report that former Gov. Blagojevich appointed Burris' son to state office around the time Burris was seeking the Senate seat. Eddie Arruza and his panel weigh whether Burris can go on with the ever-expanding cloud that hovers around him.
It was thirty years ago that Jane Byrne pulled off the most stunning political upset in Chicago history, beating incumbent mayor Michael Bilandic in the Democratic primary. John Callaway has the story of an insider who turned against the machine.
Time Out Chicago Magazine joins us with lots of ideas for your weekend.
The Chicago School Board decided the fate of 16 city schools at today's board meeting. Rich Samuels tells us which schools will be closed or consolidated and why.
The federal government has injected hundreds of billions of dollars into the nation's banking system, but two of the country's biggest banks are teetering on insolvency. What will it take to save the floundering financial industry? That is our focus tonight in our economic segment, "The Bottom Line."