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Thursday, May 17, 2007

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Political Round-Up
Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign continues to endure intense scrutiny. Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet joins us from the campaign trail.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
A new study released Wednesday says that Chicago's suburban bird population has been particularly hard hit by the West Nile virus. What does that mean for our bird population and are there any public health threats? Eddie Arruza and his panel will take a look.
Guests: Dr. Eric Whitaker, Judy Pollock

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
A fatal gang shooting on a CTA bus claimed the life of 16-year-old honor student Blair Holt last week. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a closer look at the epidemic of inner city violence. Guests: Alysia Tate, Dr. Gary Slutkin, Dr. Carl Bell

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Friday, May 11, 2007

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Former alderman Ed Vrdolyak indicted, Governor Blagojevich's controversial tax plan ripped by lawmakers, a guilty verdict in the Brown's Chicken murder trial, former Chicago Sun-Times publisher David Radler testifies at the Conrad Black trial, and the Bulls facing elimination against the Pistons.

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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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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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News Analysis with Christian Farr
The U.S. Army has some new rules in place for soldiers using the internet. Now, e-mails and blogging require clearance, and access to popular social networking websites is banned. But is the military taking away a threat - or therapy? Guests: Blake Dvorak, Deborah Somers, Shawn Healy

Studs Terkel
Chicago celebrates Studs Terkel's 95th birthday. The legend himself will join us live in the studio.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

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Housing Victory
Mayor Daley scored a victory today as his affordable housing legislation passed the city council with only two dissenting votes. Housing activists wanted more but were pleased with the first-ever set-aside legislation passed. Elizabeth Brackett has details.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

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Vrdolyak Indicted
Federal prosecutors say former Chicago alderman Eddie Vrdolyak has been indicted on charges of fraud and bribery. Rich Samuels was at the federal building and will have all the details. Read the Vrdolyak Indictment

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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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