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Thursday, December 04, 2008

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Voter Trends
The final canvas has now been done by the Chicago Board of Elections. Elizabeth Brackett discusses some of the voter trends in the historic election.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

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Leasing Parking Meters
Chicago's leasing its parking meters for $1.1 billion. Rich Samuels tells us how the meter deal will nickel and dime you.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The quest to grant former Governor George Ryan a pardon has drawn plenty of criticism. Elizabeth Brackett sits down with the man who prosecuted Ryan and the head of the Illinois Republican party.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 PM
The day after Thanksgiving traditionally marks the opening of the holiday shopping season. This week on a special edition of the Week in Review, Joel and a panel of Chicago's top business reporters take a closer look at a retail season that promises to be challenging. Will Black Friday be awash in red ink? And just how much of an impact will layoffs, cutbacks and recession have on the bottom line?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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County Budget
Cook County President Todd Stroger introduced his 2009 budget to county commissioners today. While he doesn't plan to raise taxes, he is asking commissioners to approve a pretty big loan to keep the county running. Christian Farr explains why some commissioners are concerned with that part of the budget.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 PM

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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City Budget
Only one alderman voted against Mayor Daley's hard-times budget today. Rich Samuels tells us why and how many layoffs it will take to balance next year's spending plan.

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
Why is the state 90 days behind on paying its bills with concerns that the backlog could grow even larger? Carol Marin will talk with Comptroller Dan Hynes for answers.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

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City Layoffs Reduced
Mayor Daley announced today that he would reduce the number of proposed city layoffs for next year by 145 positions. Rich Samuels has more on the announcement, which city officials say is the result of negotiations between labor unions and the city.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Is the economic bailout plan working? A panel of financial experts will discuss this and the looming chatter about the automotive industry also possibly receiving financial aid.

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Chicago Matters: Growing Forward
What are the energy crops of the future? Rich Samuels tells us about new ways to make ethanol as we continue our Chicago Matters: Growing Forward series.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Parking Meter Lease
Mayor Daley's proposed parking meter lease deal could set a speed record as it races through the city council. Rich Samuels tells us why some aldermen are having misgivings. And Carol Marin and her guest explore the possible pitfalls of the mayor's creative financing.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

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Trouble on Wall Street
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 700 points today despite positive Christmas shopping news. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 helps us understand the forces at work.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Should Former Governor Ryan Be Freed From Prison?
Should President George W. Bush commute the prison sentence of former Governor George Ryan? Rich Samuels brings us up to date on a growing controversy.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

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Obama's Economic Plans
President-elect Barack Obama says his new economic team will hit the ground running given the extraordinary stresses the economy faces. Obama unveiled his team at a Chicago press conference this morning, though the names had been circulating for days. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
The Dow closed down 444 points today amidst job worries and auto industry uncertainties. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at this crisis of confidence and where things might go from here.

Crate & Barrel Co-Founder Gordon Segal
Mayor Daley says top area CEO's are warning of mass layoffs in the coming months, and new reports indicate the nationwide jobless rate is at a 16-year high. We get insight from a top former Chicago CEO about what's happening in the private sector.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Friday, November 14, 2008

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 PM
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Politicians are lining up to fill President-elect Barack Obama and Congressman Rahm Emanuel's seats; the CTA and Pace hiking fares; Chicago cabbies threatening to strike; holiday jobs a lot harder to come by this year; nearly forty percent of local homeowners who bought in 2006 now owe more than their homes are worth; the Cubs cut ties with injury-plagued pitcher Kerry Wood; and the Bears head to Green Bay.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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