Viewer Feedback: 4/16

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April 16, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 4/16

We share what you had say about our one-on-one with Gov. Bruce Rauner and the possibility of ending some state tax breaks in tonight's viewer feedback.

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An End to Tax Breaks?

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April 15, 2015 - An End to Tax Breaks?

Illinois is one of only three states that does not tax retirement income. That cost the state $2.2 billion in FY 2013, and along with other tax breaks the total revenue the state is foregoing is close to $9 billion. Is it time to reassess and end at least some of these tax breaks? Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation, is just back from Springfield and joins us to share his thoughts.

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Reparations Package for Burge Victims

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April 14, 2015 - Reparations Package for Burge Victims

Victims of disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge would receive reparations under a new agreement reached by the mayor, City Council, and advocates of Burge torture victims. Find out what the package includes.

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Robert Blagojevich on His Brother Rod and The 2010 Trial

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April 14, 2015 - Robert Blagojevich on His Brother Rod

In 2010, Robert Blagojevich was on trial alongside his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, on corruption charges. All of the charges against Robert were dropped while his brother would have a retrial. Robert discusses the details of the first trial and his current relationship with his brother.

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Robert Blagojevich on Fighting for Freedom

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April 13, 2015 - Robert Blagojevich on Fighting for Freedom

Robert Blagojevich, the brother of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, joins us to discuss his own legal experience beating the odds of a conviction, which is also the subject of his new book, Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice.

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Impact of Close City Council Races

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April 9, 2015 - Impact of Close City Council Races

Some key City Council races are still too close to call. Could it be bad news for Mayor Rahm Emanuel? We have the details.

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Mayor Emanuel Faces Second Term

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April 8, 2015 - Mayor Emanuel Faces Second Term

Rahm Emanuel faces his second term as Chicago mayor, but are the days of rubber stamp City Council over? We have the details.

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The New Faces of City Council

Aldermanic Winners and Hopefuls

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April 8, 2015 - The New Faces of City Council

We talk with some aldermanic winners about beating the incumbents, as well as their priorities for the wards they represent and working with a new City Council.

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Runoff Election Results

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is re-elected to a second term as Jesús "Chuy" García concedes. Check out the latest mayoral and aldermanic runoff results.

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Mayor Emanuel Names Second-Term Transition Team

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked a transition team filled with familiar names, including Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool and businessman Michael Sacks.

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Cullerton Reacts to Rauner’s Budget Deal Projections

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April 14, 2015 - Cullerton Reacts to Rauner's Budget Deal

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton reacts to Gov. Bruce Rauner's rosy projections for a budget deal. We have the details.

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One-on-One with Gov. Bruce Rauner

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April 13, 2015 - One-on-One with Gov. Bruce Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed big cuts to try and close a $6 billion budget gap, all the while traveling the state promoting a right-to-work agenda. We go one-on-one with the governor about his many controversial proposals in his first Chicago Tonight interview since the election.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/10

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April 10, 2015 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the political future of Jesús "Chuy" García, and former congressman Aaron Schock's mounting legal problems.

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Cook County's New Public Defender

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April 9, 2015 - Cook County's New Public Defender

Amy Campanelli, a veteran attorney who's worked in the public defender's office in different capacities for many years, has been confirmed as Cook County's newest public defender. We'll talk with Campanelli about her priorities for the office, which include reforming bonding to reduce the jail population.

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Analyzing the Runoff Election

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April 8, 2015 - Analyzing the Runoff Election

This historic mayoral runoff election is over with Mayor Rahm Emanuel winning a second term. We discuss the results of that race, as well as the results of the 18 aldermanic runoff elections with our panel of political experts. 

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Emanuel Wins Historic Runoff

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has secured a hard-fought re-election after a historic and surprising runoff challenge from Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García.

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Runoff Election Day

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It's Election Day in Chicago. Voters will decide the fate of the next mayor of Chicago, as well as cast their ballots for alderman in 18 wards.

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