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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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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The Power Lunch

Minority Women Look To Empower Their Careers

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Following an appearance on Chicago Tonight, Chicago actress Drew Sidora leads an event geared toward empowering minority female entrepreneurs.

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Preckwinkle Rules Out Mayoral Run

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she will not run for Mayor of Chicago in 2015. 

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 9/7

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September 07, 2012 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Watch a web-exclusive conversation with Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists.

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Web Extra: Union Organizer on Convention Experience

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It's the first convention for 50-year-old Dino Leone from the Quad Cities area. Leone, an AFSCME union organizer, says the convention has met all of his expectations -- and then some.

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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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Hebru Brantley Statues Vandalized

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The Chicago Park District revealed Sunday “The Watch” by local artist Hebru Brantley had been vanalized. Revisit our conversation with Brantley on "The Watch" in a web extra video.

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Chicago’s Office of Inspector General Releases Report

Second Quarter Report Focuses on April 1-June 30

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The City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General released its second quarter report for 2014, according to a press release. The report provides a summary of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2014.

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Artbeat Chicago Special on Ed Paschke

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Chicago native Ed Paschke’s neon and surreal paintings, which have been displayed publicly and privately around the world, made their debut on the city’s northwest side.

A decade ago, Paschke died at the age of 65 a day after he gave an interview to Artbeat Chicago.

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Web Extra: Profile of Local Band

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Local band Wooden Rings is performing this weekend at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. Watch a sneak preview of the band’s performances and listen to the members talk about getting their music off the ground, including securing grant money from the Community Arts Assistance Program.

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Web Extra: Michelle Obama Wows Black Caucus

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Craig Robinson and Valerie Jarrett warmed up the crowd at the overflowing Black Caucus meeting on Wednesday. It wasn't a tough job knowing Michelle Obama was on tap. The excitement was palpable and the room exploded when the First Lady stepped up to the podium. Watch Michelle’s entrance in the following web extra video.

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