Monday, December 08, 2008

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Republic Windows & Doors
Laid-off workers from Republic Window & Doors continue their sit-in as union leaders, Bank of America representatives and company representatives meet. Rich Samuels has the latest details.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

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City Layoffs Reduced
Mayor Daley announced today that he would reduce the number of proposed city layoffs for next year by 145 positions. Rich Samuels has more on the announcement, which city officials say is the result of negotiations between labor unions and the city.

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Monday, November 03, 2008

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Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Guilty
Former Alderman Edward Vrdolyak pleaded guilty today to charges in connection with a real estate kickback scheme. The case came to light when Stuart Levine testified during Tony Rezko's trial. Carol Marin has the latest on the details surrounding the guilty plea.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

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Early Voting
Thousands of area residents cast ballots for the candidates of their choice today. Rich Samuels tells us how you can join the increasing number of voters who are flocking to the polls before the November 4th general election.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

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Market Plummets
The Dow lost an unprecedented 777 points today after the House failed to pass the $700 billion bailout bill. Elizabeth Brackett reports on local reaction to the Dow's drop.

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
Carol Marin and her panel of economists examine what has to happen with the bailout plan and on Wall Street in order to avert a total meltdown.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

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Flood Update
Senator Dick Durbin toured flooded Chicago neighborhoods today that have now been officially declared state disaster areas opening the way for more state help. Elizabeth Brackett has more on the flood clean up.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Daley Criticizes Son's Judgment
Mayor Daley today said his son's failure to reveal his interest in a company doing business with the city was a "lapse of judgment". Rich Samuels has the details.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

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Mass Transit Compromise?
Will the compromise proposed today by House Democrats end the mass-transit funding crisis? Rich Samuels tells us who's changed their tunes and why.

Remembering John Drury
Veteran Chicago broadcaster John Drury died yesterday after battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. We'll look back at a 2003 "Chicago Tonight" conversation with Drury.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

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Students Protest Suspensions
At a rally organized by Operation PUSH today Morton West High School students again protested suspensions and possible expulsion. Twenty-five students are being disciplined following an anti-war protest at the school on November 1. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
A new report released today argues that adoption records should be more open. This is not currently the case in most states including Illinois. Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look at the issue.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

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Obama's Economic Plans
President-elect Barack Obama says his new economic team will hit the ground running given the extraordinary stresses the economy faces. Obama unveiled his team at a Chicago press conference this morning, though the names had been circulating for days. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

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Obama's Transition
Elizabeth Brackett reports on the president-elect's plans as he prepares for his new role.

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
State Senator Emil Jones is retiring and the race is on to succeed him as senate president. Carol Marin and a panel of candidates for the position discuss why they should be senate president and how it could change the dynamic in Springfield.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

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Property Tax Bills
When property tax bills were mailed out earlier this month, some Cook County residents were surprised to find their bills had greatly increased. Rich Samuels has the latest from Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

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Postseason Baseball
The Cubs are out but the White Sox are still alive. Rich Samuels has the latest on postseason baseball in Chicago.

Countrywide Financial Lawsuit Settlement
Hundreds of thousands of homeownwers who took out sub-prime loans with mortgage lender Countrywide will get a reprieve from possible foreclosure. Eddie Arruza reports on the latest details as well as the bad news about the tanking markets.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

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Government Bailout
The market dropped 373 points today as the turmoil in the country's economy continues. Will the U.S. Treasury's proposed bailout plan calm the troubled economic waters? Elizabeth Brackett explores that question with our expert panel.

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Chicago Business
We take a look at how the government's big bailout is affecting Illinois companies.

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Monday, September 08, 2008

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News Analysis with Phil Ponce
Elizabeth Brackett, Rich Samuels and Carol Marin are all home from their respective trips to the political conventions. They join us in the studio to talk about what they saw and learned.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
The governor's governing style has elicited a lot of editorializing. His approval ratings are low and he has alienated the legislature. CBS2's Mike Flannery followed the governor around for a few weeks as part of a special report and he joins Carol Marin to talk about it.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

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Governor's Special Session
Governor Blagojevich is calling lawmakers back to Springfield next week to resolve the mass transit funding crisis. Is the end in sight? Or will it be more of the same? Rich Samuels has the details.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Cook County taxpayers paid more than $800 million in 2006 toward TIFs, or tax increment financing. Cook County Clerk David Orr joins Eddie Arruza to talk about the impact on individual tax payers.

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