Push for Plastic Bag Ban Advances

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April 24, 2014 - Push for Plastic Bag Ban Advances

City Council members move forward on a plan to ban plastic bags at grocery stores. Paris Schutz has the latest. 

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Chicago's Ride-Sharing Controversy

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April 24, 2014 - Chicago's Ride-Sharing Controversy

Former top aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley, attorney Mara Georges joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the city’s ride-sharing controversy and more. View a graphic on ride-sharing companies in Chicago.

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Drive Me Out to the Ballgame

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April 23, 2014 - Drive Me Out to the Ballgame

Some Wrigley Field neighbors are pushing back against the operation of the Chicago Cubs’ new remote parking lot. Ald. Ameya Pawar and community members say the free lot will attract rowdy fans, create a zoning issue. View a map of the new remote parking location.

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Quinn Releases 2013 Tax Return

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Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn released his 2013 tax return. Read an article.

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State Guidelines for Medical Marijuana

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April 22, 2014 - State Guidelines for Medical Marijuana

Last week the first formal draft rules for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program were published. Program coordinator Bob Morgan explains the guidelines for patients, the changes that were made, and the future of the program.  

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City Watchdog Reports Corruption

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Chicago’s Inspector General, Joe Ferguson, says the city should have put $2.2 million into its coffers from a settlement, but a technicality prevented it. Ferguson also says the City should designate the Office of Inspector General as a “law enforcement organization.” Read an article.

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Will Taxpayers Foot Bill for Obama Presidential Library?

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April 17, 2014 - Will Taxpayers Foot Bill?

Illinois taxpayers may be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Gambling in Chicago

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April 16, 2014 - Gambling in Chicago

Could Chicago soon be home to one of the world’s largest casinos? Read an article.

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Matt Taibbi on “The Divide”

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April 16, 2014 - Matt Taibbi on “The Divide”

Matt Taibbi is arguably one of the most influential journalists of his age. He's perhaps best known for his work covering the financial crisis as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine. Taibbi has a new book out called The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. He joins us. Read an article and a book excerpt. 

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Political Columnist Roger Simon

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April 24, 2014 - Political Columnist Roger Simon

Back in Chicago, South Side native and Politico’s chief political columnist Roger Simon talks shop and discuss his past life as a city beat reporter. 

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Truth about TIFs

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April 23, 2014 - Truth about TIFs

There may be a painless way to solve pensions without raising property taxes that is sitting right before the mayor's eyes. Paris Schutz breaks it down for us. Read a response from Mayor Emanuel's office. 

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Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

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April 22, 2014 - Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

Chicago homeowners may have a familiar voice among their phone messages tonight: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Paris Schutz has the latest on how pension reform has become political. 

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Municipal Pension Reform

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April 21, 2014 - Municipal Pension Reform

While Chicago tries to fix its pension mess, dozens of suburban mayors warn of their own pension doomsday. Paris Schutz has the latest. 

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/18

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Rep. Hultgren on ACA, Common Core & More

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April 17, 2014 - Rep. Hultgren on ACA, Common Core & More

Rep. Randy Hultgren joins us to discuss the Affordable Care Act, election year politics, Common Core education standards, and what he’s doing to try and combat rising heroin abuse in Illinois.

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Rep. Quigley on Ukraine, Minimum Wage & More

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April 16, 2014 - Rep. Quigley on Ukraine, Minimum Wage

Rep. Mike Quigley talks with Carol Marin about the situation in Ukraine, minimum wage, the upcoming Senate election, and more. View a timeline of Rep. Quigley's career.

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Rauner Wants "Special Deal" for Police, Firefighter Pensions

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he favors a different set of retirement benefits for state police and fire personnel. Read an article.

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