Stories by Yasmin Rammohan

Groupon Woes

Groupon shares take a dive after the Chicago company reveals "accounting mistakes." Now some investors are suing and Groupon faces a federal probe. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at how the company can recover.

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NATO's Role in Global Politics

NATO was born out of the Cold War to curb Soviet power. But what is it today? A peaceful alliance or the West's way of policing the world? We take a look.

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Gays in the Military

With the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," lesbian and gay sailors are making waves -- and history -- at Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago.

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Modern Classical Music

New WFMT Radio Show

Seth Boustead

Mozart. Beethoven. Radiohead? What is modern classical music, and what are its influences? We talk with one of today's modern classical composers.

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Viewer Mail: 4/5

Chicago Infrastructure Trust

We asked what you thought about Mayor Emanuel's proposal to create the Chicago Infrastructure Trust. Is it a good idea or a scam? We read what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Recycling in Chicago

When it comes to picking up residential recycling in Chicago, private companies do it cheaper. But numbers show that city crews are closing the gap. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Chicago Business News: 4/3

Kris Kridel

Oops, they did it again! Accounting problems trip up Groupon -- sending the stock to a new low. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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The Power of Habit

New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg joins us to discuss his new book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business.

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Albany Park Theater Project

Kids in Albany Park confront difficult themes on stage. We go behind-the-scenes at the innovative Albany Park Theater Project.

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Lon Monk Sentenced

Lon Monk

Lon Monk, top aide and close friend of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is sentenced for his role in the Blagojevich corruption scandals. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Cook County's New Wellness Program

Preckwinkle on "Spring Into Health!"

An employee wellness program, a contentious county jail contract and a face-off over county road funding. We talk to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle about these issues and more.

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Aldermen Question Infrastructure Trust

Chicago City Council

After being briefed on the mayor's infrastructure trust proposal, some aldermen say they have more questions than answers. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Autism Awareness

Autism rates have dramatically increased over the past 10 years. Why the jump? And why are boys more susceptible to autism? We take a look.

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Google & The Art Institute

The search for art and access has led Google to the Art Institute of Chicago. We explain.

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Chicago Infrastructure Trust

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Emanuel expects Chicago City Council approval of his Infrastructure Trust plan, even though some aldermen are raising concerns. Is it really a good deal for taxpayers? Carol Marin and her panel take up the issue.

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Joshua Foer

Joshua Foer. Image credit: Emil Salman Haaretz.

A science journalist becomes the U.S. Memory Champion. We meet the author of Moonwalking with Einstein.

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Ask Geoffrey: 4/2

From World War II bomber jets to failed car companies, Geoffrey Baer explains how an expansive area under the Ford City Mall in West Lawn connects this neighborhood to its past.

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Viewer Mail: 4/2

Trayvon Martin

We have some of your thoughts about the Trayvon Martin killing when we read some of your Viewer Mail.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/30

Joel Weisman

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

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Emanuel Announces $7 Billion Infrastructure Plan

One-on-One Interview

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Emanuel announces $7 billion for improvements to parks, airports, and mass transit over the next three years. But how will the cash-strapped city pay for it? The mayor goes one-on-one with Paris Schutz.

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Ivo Daalder

U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Ivo Daalder

Ivo Daalder, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, discusses the Afghan troop withdrawal and other items on the agenda at the upcoming NATO summit. Visit Chicago Tonight's NATO in Chicago page for more on the summit.

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Values-Based Leadership

What qualities make a great leader? And what is the difference between leadership and values-based leadership? A former top CEO wrote the book and he joins us with his four sometimes surprising principles for success.

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Viewer Mail: 3/29

Health Care Law

If the Supreme Court finds that the government cannot mandate the purchase of health insurance, would that affect the mandatory Illinois auto insurance law? We have your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Fireworks at School Board Meeting

Longer School Days for CPS Despite Deficit & Public Outcry

A longer school day and extended year is slated to take effect for Chicago Public Schools, despite public outcry and what officials call a staggering budget deficit. Paris Schutz has the details.

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Final Day of Supreme Court Health Care Hearing

After three days of arguments, the fate of President Obama's health care law is now in the hands of the Supreme Court Justices. Will it be struck down? Carol Marin and her legal experts analyze the issue.

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