U.S. Senate Post-Forum News Conference

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U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois  -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.

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Could Prominent Latino Get in Race For Mayor?

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Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is mulling whether or not to take on Rahm Emanuel and run for mayor, according to sources within the Democratic party, and within Chicago’s Latino and progressive communities.

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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Calls Report Inaccurate

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October 14, 2014 - Study: Charter Schools Underperforming

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools says the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity’s report on Chicago charter schools is inaccurate. 

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Sayonara ‘Sausage Superstore’

Hot Doug's Closes

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May 8, 2014 - Sayonara ‘Sausage Superstore’

Today is the final day of business for Hot Doug’s, the iconic gourmet hot dog spot known for its exotic hot dogs and sausages. Chicago Tonight revisits Doug Sohn’s exit interview. 

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Horses of Honor

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September 15, 2014-WebExtra: Horses of Honor

All over the city, Horses of Honor are on display. Take a look at a selection of these life-size statues.

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Candlelight Protest Addresses Diversity in River North

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August 29, 2014 - Candlelight Protest Addresses Diversity

Chicago’s predominantly-white River North neighborhood was the scene of a candlelight protest to promote racial diversity.

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James Foley: ‘A Brave, Fearless Journalist’

Medill Grad Remembered by Professors

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James Foley always wanted to be where the stories were and where the people were. Chicago Tonight talks with those who knew him during his time at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Controversial Comments Resurface in Pending Mayoral Race

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A Facebook group entitled “Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago” posted an offensive comment Sunday  that brought back reminders from Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for congressman.

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Contract Buyers in Chicago

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Many black Chicago homeowners were forced to purchase their homes on contract in the ‘60s. Eventually, homeowners in North Lawndale banded together and fought back against buying on contract.  

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Early Voting Snafus: Fact or Fiction?

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Monday marked the beginning of early voting in Illinois and emotions are running high in this close election. While some machine malfunctions are not uncommon in state races, the Illinois GOP is calling foul over ballot counting procedures in Rock Island and voting machine calibrations in the northern suburbs.

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Karen Lewis Will Not Run For Mayor

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not run in the upcoming mayoral election, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

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Blase Cupich Introduced as New Archbishop

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Saying that he was "well-prepared" for the responsibilities of leading a church of 2.2 million people, Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Blase Cupich.

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Radio Icon Roy Leonard Dies

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Respected broadcaster Roy Leonard died Thursday at Evanston Hospital after a brief illness.

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Cardinal George Enrolls in Clinical Research Trial

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George will participate in a clinical research trial at the University of Chicago Medicine to treat his cancer.

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Update on State's Medical Cannabis Program

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Everything you need to know about Illinois’ Medical Cannabis program. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, state officials will hold a question and answer session for potential patients, growers, and sellers of medical marijuana. 

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Former Redflex CEO, Liaison, Chicago Official Indicted for Alleged Corruption

Corruption Charges Brought in City’s Red Light Camera Contracts

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A former chief executive officer of Chicago’s first red light camera vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., and the company’s customer liaison with the city, were indicted today on federal corruption charges together with a retired city official who managed the red light camera program for nearly a decade, after he alone was charged initially in May.

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Argument Against E15 Ordinance

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The City Council’s Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance to require self-service gas stations to provide E15 gasoline. While the move is being touted as a way to save consumers cash, an analyst at The Heartland Institute says E15 gasoline won’t save motorists money at the pump.

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