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Karen Roothaan: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Candidate, 6-Year Term

| Nick Blumberg
Karen Roothaan

“A vote for Green Party candidates … sends a message to the District that the public wants to keep our children safe by protecting them from materials containing heavy metals, drugs, and hormones.” Learn more about this candidate.

Tim Curtin: Candidate for Illinois Comptroller

| Nick Blumberg
Tim Curtin

“I am running because the Democrats and Republicans have failed to do their jobs on behalf of the people of Illinois.” Learn more about this candidate.

Vince Kolber: Candidate for Congress, 5th District

| Nick Blumberg
Vince Kolber

“Identifying problems and implementing solutions before they become calamities is what I do.” Learn more about this candidate.

Diane Shapiro: Candidate for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

| Nick Blumberg
Diane Shapiro

“I am passionate about justice, and spent my life as an honorable public servant whose ethics have never been compromised.” Learn more about this candidate.

Tonia Khouri: Candidate for Congress, 11th District

| Nick Blumberg
Tonia Khouri

“In addition to focusing on growing our economy and ensuring our national security, I am focusing on helping Americans break free from poverty.” Learn more about this candidate.

Amanda Howland: Candidate for Congress, 6th District

| Nick Blumberg
Amanda Howland

“I’ve worked all my life to help people reach their full potential.” Learn more about this candidate.

Brad Schneider: Candidate for Congress, 10th District

| Nick Blumberg
Brad Schneider

“I firmly believe our best days as a nation are still ahead of us. But only if we join together and find a way to put people first and build the future our children deserve.” Learn more about this candidate.

Josina Morita: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Candidate, 6-Year Term

| Nick Blumberg
Josina Morita

“As the first urban planner to serve on this board, I will bring a unique background in stormwater management to address our flooding issues.” Learn more about this candidate.

October 6, 2016 - Full Show

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Share Your Cubs Fan Photos With Us

Photo by Trisha McCauley

Cubs fans, show us how you celebrate your amazing team! Whether you’ve got shots from Wrigley Field or your neighborhood bar or your cousin’s living room, we’d like to see them.

October 3, 2016 - Full Show

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September 29, 2016 - Full Show

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Baby with 3 Parents: Genetic Technique Offers Hope, Controversy

| Jay Shefsky

A baby has been born with the DNA of three parents. We hear about the promise the technique offers for avoiding some birth defects, and the ethical concerns it raises.  

Herschell Gordon Lewis, Chicago’s ‘Godfather of Gore,’ Dead at 90

The 1960s Chicago filmmaker known as the Godfather of Gore died earlier this week. We look back on the work of this cult figure.

September 28, 2016 - Full Show

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Federal Lawsuit Prompts End of ‘Mind Boggling’ Cook County Practice

| Jay Shefsky
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Four parents sued Cook County because their sons were held in juvenile detention for days without a hearing. Now that common practice is changing. Assessing the impact of that move.

September 27, 2016 - Full Show

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New Managing Editor at Chicago Sun-Times on What’s Ahead for Newspaper

| Jay Shefsky
Chris Fusco, left, and Jim Kirk of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Sun-times has a new managing editor. We'll talk with him and the paper's publisher and editor-in-chief about what's ahead for the city's oldest continuously published daily newspaper.  

September 26, 2016 - Full Show

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September 22, 2016 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Let’s Talk Jobs and Education Equity’

We got a flood of reaction to our Tuesday special about solutions to violence in Chicago. Hear what viewers had to say when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

September 21, 2016 - Full Show

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September 19, 2016 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: 3,000 Gunshot Victims in Chicago This Year

City water bills soar. Sen. Mark Kirk's health report is released. Chicago shooting victims now total 3,000. The Chicago Cubs plan for the playoffs. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

September 15, 2016 - Full Show

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