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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Monday, October 29, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin

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Monday, October 15, 2007

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Chicago Nobel Prize Winner
Another Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to a University of Chicago professor today. Rich Samuels introduces us to Roger Myerson, who believes that abstract economic theory can lead to better American foreign policy.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

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Sales Tax Hike?
Is Chicago about to have the highest sales tax in the nation? The Cook County board took up the issue today. Rich Samuels tells us what happened.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The Chicago Cubs are on their way to Arizona in hopes of advancing in the playoffs. The team clinched the National League Central championship this weekend. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel size up the team and their chances. Guests: John McDonough, Cubs president; Lester Munson, ESPN; Randy Hundley, former Cubs star

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Monday, September 17, 2007

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Edens Construction
We'll hear from the Illinois Department of Transportation for some details of what the massive fall update of the expressway will mean for commuters.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

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Bears Alumni Club
The Bears' mission in Miami turned out to be impossible against MVP Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. In our last Bears Alumni Club of the season, former Bear Chris Zorich weighs in on what went wrong, and we'll look ahead to next season.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

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Bears Alumni Club
They proved the critics wrong and now the NFC Champion Bears are headed to the Super Bowl. Our panel of Bears experts talk about last night's stomping of the Saints. Plus, Elizabeth Brackett tells us what Lovie Smith had to say at today's Bears press conference. Guests: Emery Moorehead, Mike Adamle and Mike Mulligan

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

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County Budget Crisis
With a budget deficit of $500 million looming, Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool announced his plan today for cutting the county's budget. His plan is in stark contrast to President Todd Stroger's plan for dealing with the deficit. Commissioner Claypool and Republican commissioner Peter Silvestri will give us more details on both plans.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

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Daley Challengers
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown made her Chicago mayoral candidacy official today. And Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife Sandi says she wants to be the 7th Ward alderman. Rich Samuels has the latest on the lineups for the February municipal elections.

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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, October 22, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
The private security company in charge of Chicago's two water filtration plants was just fired after guards were found sleeping on the job. Carol Marin and her panel look at what's being done to safeguard our drinking water and how susceptible Chicago is to a terrorist attack. Guests: Tom Mockaitis and
Matthew Lipman.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
Too hot? Not enough water? Yesterday's Chicago Marathon was the hottest on record. Should organizers have done more to prepare for the situation? Could they have done more? Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look. Guests: Carey Pinkowski, Chicago Marathon's Executive Race Director; Jim Spivey, three-time Olympic distance runner

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Monday, September 24, 2007

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Cubs Fever
Cubs fever is gripping Chicago. We'll hear from Cubs president John McDonough who sat down with Phil Ponce today at Wrigley Field.

News Analysis with Christian Farr
The so-called "Jena 6" of Jena, Louisiana, have sparked debates across the country about the lingering inequalities of race. But does hate crime legislation help or hurt the cause? Christian Farr and his panel take a closer look. Guests: Laura Washington, Ralph Conner

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Monday, September 10, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
It's five guilty verdicts on all counts in the Family Secrets trial case against reputed Chicago mobsters. Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look at the significance of the verdict. Guests: Len Cavise, Patrick Collins

Bears Alumni Club
The NFC champion Chicago Bears start the new season with a thud. Tonight on our first Bears Alumni Club of the season, we'll talk about the game and look ahead.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
He may be Chicago's most powerful politician that no one recognizes. Carol Marin sits down with William Daley, the brother of the mayor, advisor to Sen. Barack Obama, and former Secretary of the Commerce Department under Bill Clinton.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

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Escape from Jail
Elizabeth Brackett will have exclusive details of a Downers Grove businessman's escape from an Iraqi jail. The former Minister of Electricity had been held in an Iraqi jail on corruption charges.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
CTA president Frank Kruesi, Ald. Joe Moore and Ald. Ricardo Munoz join Carol Marin to talk about the CTA's current woes.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

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Remembering President Ford
President Ford is often credited with helping to "heal" the country in the wake of Watergate. We'll look at some specific steps he took, including his appointment of a prominent Chicagoan. Guest: David Strauss

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