Stories by Jennifer Wholey

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/09-12/11

Courtesy of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

New Rush University Hospital

Rush University Medical Center. Courtesy of rushinperson.rush.edu

We go inside the brand new building at Rush University Medical Center, which promises state-of-the-art readiness for bioterrorism.

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Preckwinkle's First Year in Office

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Today marks Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's first anniversary on the job. Has she fulfilled her campaign promises?  She joins us to talk about this and more.

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Chicago Business News: 12/05

Kris Kridel

The Chicago Sun-Times may be getting new owners, and unemployment rates are the lowest since 2009. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories and more top business headlines.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/02

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Turnaround Schools

Carter G. Woodson School

Parents in some Chicago neighborhoods are angry by proposed changes made by Chicago Public Schools. We discuss the ideas and more.

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Gigwalk

Gigwalk's iPhone app

We find out about a new iPhone app that actually sends you a paycheck. Jay Shefsky has the story.

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Special Session in Springfield

Corporate Tax Breaks

State Capitol

Did the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Sears get the big tax breaks they've been hoping for? We review today's special session in Springfield.

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Chicago Business News: 11/28

Kris Kridel

Record Black Friday sales boosted retailers and helped stocks snap a seven-day losing streak. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 11/25 – 11/27

ZooLights. Courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

Mind of a Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee. Courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The mind of the chimpanzee is far more complex than we once thought. Eddie Arruza tells us what researchers at the Lincoln Park Zoo are learning about our closest non-human relative, and why those findings just might save the endangered species in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Hedy Weiss

A master class from a Maestro. Leonard Bernstein's finest works are brought to life in a one-man show, one of three one-person plays reviewed by Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/18

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 11/18 – 11/20

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Obesity Epidemic

Obesity. Courtesy of Freshhealthyvending.com

The majority of Americans are already overweight. But a new study concludes that within ten years, obesity and diabetes in America will actually get much worse. We'll speak to some health professionals and take a look at the dangerous and costly expansion of America.

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Viewer Mail: 11/17

What do you think about the recent controversial remarks made by Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis?  We share some of your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Black Ensemble Theater

Jackie Taylor. Photo credit: Marzena Abrahamik, TimeOut Chicago

The genius of Jackie Wilson is resurrected at the new home of Black Ensemble Theater.  We hear from the founder of the theater about 35 years of performances -- and building for the future.

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Chicago Budget

Rahm Emanuel

The Mayor's budget gets unanimous approval, despite earlier controversy over some of the fee hikes and service cuts. Is it the "rubber stamp city council" all over again? Carol Marin and her panel have more.

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Wabash Bridge Ads

Wabash Ave. Bridge. Photo credit: Niklas Hellerstedt via Flickr.

Corporate advertising on Chicago bridge houses -- a clever way to raise funds, or cheap commercial clutter? Chicago Tribune architecture writer Blair Kamin joins us to talk about the city selling itself as a billboard.

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Chicago Public Art

"Rhythm and Views" by Todd Osborne, Tracy Van Duinen & Cynthia Weiss.

We meet the man behind the volunteer organization that beautifies the darkest areas of Chicago.

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Ask Alpana: 11/15

Alpana Singh

Check Please! host and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh joins us to discuss her recommendations for beer, wine, and spirits in this week's edition of Ask Alpana.

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Latest Congressional News

Health Care Law & Super Committee

The U. S. Supreme Court says it will rule on President Obama's health care law next year.  Eddie Arruza tells us what Illinois' two senators had to say about that, along with their thoughts on the looming deadline for the so-called debt "Super Committee."

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Madigan & McCormick Place

Mike Madigan. Photo illustration by Sean McCabe. Courtesy of Crain’s Chicago Bus

A Crain's Chicago Business investigation is raising questions about how Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan handled McCormick Place bonds.  We hear from some of the key players about the explosive story.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 11/11 – 11/13

Artwork by Lindsay Grote

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Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones. Image credit: Joanne Savio

A giant of modern dance explores the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Bill T. Jones talks about the most ambitious undertaking of his distinguished career.

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