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Bill Clinton in Chicago

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Bill Clinton

Eleven years after leaving office and it’s still the economy for former president Bill Clinton. He’s in town with his Clinton Global Initiative for a summit on jobs and spurring growth in the U.S. economy. He also had kind words for the city’s current mayor – his former White House staffer: Rahm Emanuel. “I predict to you his tenure will be one of the most brilliant chapters in this city’s long and storied history,” said Clinton. Chicago is the ideal place for the conference, he says, and not just because of Emanuel.

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Bill Clinton

Architect Louis Sullivan

A new book atempts to shed new light on the master architect

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He was brilliant and passionate, hot-tempered and egotistical, and he altered the course of American architecture. Louis Sullivan's life story is like a Greek tragedy. And his buildings are works of great art. In the mid-twentieth century, many of his buildings were torn down and Sullivan himself was nearly forgotten.

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Cabin Fever

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Cabin Fever

The clash between nature and technology can be all too familiar these days. One man from suburban Chicago has set off to rediscover balance with nature, and explore a modern interpretation of Henry David Thoreau. Tom Montgomery Fate, author of Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild, joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

The following is an excerpt from Fate's book:

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Cabin Fever

Mayor Emanuel and Labor Unions

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Mayor Emanuel challenged organized labor to partner with him in solving a $30 million budget shortfall or face the loss of 625 city jobs. But city labor leaders say there have been absolutely no negotiations between the city and organized labor. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Mayor Emanuel and Labor Unions
Mayor Emanuel and Labor Unions

Sentencing Blagojevich

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When added up, Rod Blagojevich faces a maximum penalty of more than 200 years. We talk to three lawyers about sentencing guidelines and the reality of the former governor's future.

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Sentencing Blagojevich
Sentencing Blagojevich

Bill Clinton's Global Initiative

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Former president Bill Clinton joins his former staffer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right here in Chicago to launch a major initiative. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Bill Clinton's Global Initiative
Bill Clinton's Global Initiative

Emerald Ash Borer

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The hungry insect in question is the emerald ash borer which is devastating the area's ash trees. Jay Shefsky introduces us to some researchers who are trying to understand the bug well enough to find an ash tree that can co-exist with this pervasive pest.

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Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

Modern Day Thoreau

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One local man has set off to rediscover balance with nature, and explore a modern interpretation of Henry David Thoreau. We speak with the author of Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild.

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Modern Day Thoreau
Modern Day Thoreau

Architect Louis Sullivan

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Louis Sullivan altered the course of American architecture. We hear from the author and photographer of a new book on Sullivan that attempts to shed light on a master architect who was once underappreciated and some would say nearly forgotten.

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Architect Louis Sullivan
Architect Louis Sullivan

Furlough Plan Expires

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An agreement between the City of Chicago and a number of labor unions is set to expire this week. Could this be the end of mandatory furlough days for city employees? Ash-har Quraishi tells us what Mayor Rahm Emanuel has to say about the issue.

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Furlough Plan Expires
Furlough Plan Expires

Blagojevich Jurors Talk

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One day later, the foreperson in the Blagojevich retrial along with two other jurors joins Elizabeth Brackett to discuss the verdict.

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Blagojevich Jurors Talk
Blagojevich Jurors Talk

Life in Prison

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What will life be like for Blagojevich once his prison term begins? We talk with former George Ryan campaign manager and chief of staff Scott Fawell about his time in prison and what Blagojevich can expect.

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Life in Prison
Life in Prison

Campaign Reform

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Cindi Canary, former head of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, and Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka discuss the effect of the Blagojevich trial on the future of Illinois politics.

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Campaign Reform
Campaign Reform

Cameras in the Courtroom

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The Casey Anthony murder trial is big news across the nation, and cameras have been there to capture every moment in the courtroom. Cameras are not currently allowed in Illinois Federal court, but should they be? We take up the issue.

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Cameras in the Courtroom
Cameras in the Courtroom

Blagojevich Verdict

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On day 10 of jury deliberations, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is found guilty on 17 of the 20 counts against him. Elizabeth Brackett was in court when the verdict was read and recounts the emotional and historic day.

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Blagojevich Verdict
Blagojevich Verdict

Lawyers Panel

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U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the people of Illinois are vindicated by the Blagojevich verdict. We hear from Carol Marin and her panel of legal experts on today's historic verdict and discuss what's next for the convicted former governor.

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Lawyers Panel
Lawyers Panel

Jury Panel

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The Blagojevich jurors speak out. To help us understand the verdict from their perspective, we speak with Jim Matsumoto, foreman of the previous Blagojevich jury and two jury consultants.

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Jury Panel
Jury Panel