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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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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Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer

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April 15, 2014 - Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer

U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer talks about his impending retirement, protecting the Capitol, and getting to know the Dalai Lama. Read an article, view a timeline, and see a slideshow. 

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Chicago Pensions and State Outcomes

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April 14, 2014-Chicago Pensions and State Outcomes

Last week, state lawmakers passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to cut retirement benefits for some city workers. Even though the bill left out a controversial property tax hike provision, Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to sign the legislation. We discuss the effect Chicago’s reform could have statewide, and other topics, with our panel of Illinois lawmakers. Read an article.

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Rauner, Quinn Feisty in First Face-to-Face Meeting

Gloves Come Off Between Candidates at Teachers Union Event

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Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner agreed on one thing at Friday’s appearance before a giant crowd of suburban and downstate teachers union members. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/10

Chicago Crime, Ambulance Shortage & Owl Photographer

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April 10, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 4/10

We share what you had to say about Chicago crime, the city's apparent shortage of ambulances, and Jay Shefsky's profile of an owl-loving nature photographer in tonight's viewer feedback.

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ACLU President on "Taking Liberties"

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April 9, 2014 - ACLU President on "Taking Liberties"

Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, joins us to discuss her book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy. Read a book excerpt and view a timeline of laws designed to prevent future terrorist attacks.

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IL Senate Passes Emanuel's Pension Bill

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The Illinois Senate passes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pension reform bill. View our interactive graphic to see how Senate members voted.

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Matt Taibbi on “The Divide”

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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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Chicago Pensions and City Council

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April 15, 2014 - Chicago Pensions and City Council

The recently passed pension reform deal paves the way for big property tax increases. But will aldermen be able to stomach the vote to raise them, or will they defy Mayor Rahm Emanuel and scuttle his pension reform deal? We talk with Ald. John Arena (45th), Ald. Will Burns (4th), and Ald. George Cardenas (12th). 

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Chicago's Violent Weekend

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After a violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about recently seized firearms and penalties for gun crimes. Brandis Friedman has the details. Read an article and watch the full news conference.

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Viewer Feedback: 4/14

"Star Wars" Museum & Cook County Hackers

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April 14, 2014-Viewer Feedback: 4/14

We share what you had to say about the possibility of a Star Wars museum in Chicago and concerns that Cook County's employee computer system may have been hacked in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/11

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April 11, 2014 - The Week in Review

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

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Cook County Computers Hacked?

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April 9, 2014 - Cook County Computers Hacked?

There is concern today that the Cook County employee computer system may have been hacked. Read an article.

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Chicago Pension Reform Passes General Assembly

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April 8, 2014 - Chicago Pension Reform Passes

It's a victory for Mayor Rahm Emanuel as Chicago pension reform passes the Illinois General Assembly and heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for approval. Paris Schutz has the very latest details. View our interactive vote graphics to see how House and Senate members voted on the bill.

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IL House Passes Mayor Emanuel's Pension Plan

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The Illinois House passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revised pension reform bill today in Springfield. View an interactive vote graphic to see how House members voted.

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