Stories by Chicago Tonight

Monday, August 15, 2005

New Corruption Charges
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald claims that $137,000 in bribes were given in exchange for $8 million worth of park district business - the scheme involving a former park district official and a mundelein landscape firm. Rich Samuels has the details.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday

Host Phil Ponce talks with State Senator Steve Rauschenberger (R – Elgin) about his run for Governor.

A rare behind the scenes look at The Lion King. Artbeat correspondent Fawn Ring talks to the local actor cast as the evil lion "Scar" and watches as he transforms himself into the character.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Media giants John Johnson and Peter Jennings remembered, President Bush comes to Illinois to sign the federal transportation bill, Mayor Daley tight-lipped about his 2007 election plans, gas prices on the rise again, the White Sox take on the world-champion Red Sox, and the Cubs season slipping away.

Guests:

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Gas Prices
Gas and crude oil prices have reached record highs. We'll talk with the Chicago AAA motor club to get some answers on why we're paying so much and what we can do to bring down our expenses.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

News analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
President Bush came to Illinois today to sign the massive $286 billion transportation bill. What's in it for Chicago area commuters? Elizabeth Brackett finds out as she's joined by Congressman Danny Davis, Congresswoman Judy Biggert, and the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Tim Martin.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Mayor in the
hot seat

Chicago's Mayor Daley says he's as eager as anyone to rid City Hall of corruption.
Rich Samuels reports on his honor who held his own in a sparring match with reporters
today.

Monday, August 08, 2005

News Analysis with
Elizabeth Brackett

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez spoke at the American Bar Association
Convention today in Chicago. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel discuss the
top legal stories on the agenda.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Host Phil Ponce talks with Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer who is starring as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the Chicago production of Wicked at the Oriental theatre.

Rich Samuels interviews the national championship winning women of the Chicago Rowing Center and hears the story of why they are being forced to vacate their practice waters.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Discussion of current affairs.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

New Corruption Charges
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald claims that $137,000 in bribes were given in exchange for $8 million worth of park district business - the scheme involving a former park district official and a mundelein landscape firm. Rich Samuels has the details.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

War on Corruption
The war on public corruption being waged by the U.S. Attorney's office has snared a millionaire businessman and two prominent Chicago attorneys. It's all part of a bigger investigation into Illinois state boards. Eddie Arruza reports on Patrick Fitzgerald's latest targets.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Mayor Daley announces five new cabinet members as his administration retools in the face of a federal investigation. Eddie Arruza reports on who the new top level managers are, and then Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a closer look at the changing face of the daley administration. Guests: Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times; Carlos Hernandez Gomez, WBEZ-FM; and Dick Kay WMAQ-TV.

Monday, August 01, 2005

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The guilty plea of the former number two man in the water department, Donald Tomczak brought the federal investigation into city hall corruption a lot closer to the mayor's office. Elizabeth Brackett and her guests, Laura Washington and Jay Stewart, look at the latest city hall developments.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

This Week on Chicago Sunday:

Host Phil Ponce talks with Gary Johnson, who was recently named president of the Chicago Historical Society.

The Art Institute is home to the world-famous painting "American Gothic," which has inspired more parodies than you can count. We'll look at the origins of this well-known image and the light-hearted spoofs it has endured.

May 08, 2005 - Obama Archive

WTTW Chicago Tonight: Obama Archive

Chicago Sunday with guest Barack Obama.

December 03, 2004 - Obama Archive

 Obama on Friday Night Show.

October 26, 2004 - Obama Archive

2004 Candidate Forum.

October 25, 2004 - Obama Archive

2004 Barack Obama Profile.

May 28, 2004 - Blagojevich Archive: Friday Night Show

The Blagojevich archive takes us back 2004, when Rod Blagojevich was our guest on Chicago Tonight's "Friday Night Show."

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April 05, 2004 - Obama Archive

2004 Primary race for the U.S. Senate.

March 04, 2004 - Obama Archive

2004 Democratic Senate Debate.

January 22, 2003 - Obama Archive

Barack Obama one-on-one.

November 06, 2002 - Obama Archive

Election 2002: The Day After.

October 31, 2002 - Blagojevich Archive: Blagojevich 1-on-1 (Election Preview)

The Blagojevich Archive takes us back to when Rod Blagojevich was the Democratic nominee for Governor in the 2002 General Election.

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October 22, 2002 - Blagojevich Archive: The Choice For Governor

The Blagojevich Archive takes us back to the 2002 biographical documentary about Rod Blagojevich.

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