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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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, 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, 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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