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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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Monday, May 22, 2006

President Bush in Chicago
In a speech in Chicago this morning President Bush called the formation of a new unity government in Iraq a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the president's visit.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Today the Chicago Sun-Times unveiled its three-part series, "Roti: Chicago's First Family of Clout." We'll talk to reporters Robert Herguth and Tim Novak about what they uncovered about the Rotis' connection to the Hired Truck scandal and to City Hall.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Northwestern University hazing pictures posted on the Internet, Governor Blagojevich allegedly keeping a clout list, stories of political favoritism at the Robert Sorich trial, O'Hare expansion in a holding pattern, zoo and museum tax hike urged, and the Cubs and Sox battle in the Crosstown Classic.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Is your home worth less than it was a year ago? Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a look behind the reports of
a cooling housing market. Guests: Bill Sluis, Paul Kasriel

Deer Overpopulation
Sharpshooters could soon be pointing their guns at the deer of a local nature center. Rich Samuels will tell us why.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Stock Market Watch
The stock market took a 200-point fall today. Economist Robert Stein talks to Phil Ponce about whether or not that should make investors nervous.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Amid allegations of hazing at Northwestern University, we'll take a look at why the women's soccer team has been benched, and why hazing is still so prevalent in college sports. Guests: Terry Bannon, Travis Moyer and Julie Berg-Einhorn

Chicago Stories
In the first of a two-part story, John Callaway has the tale of former Chicago Cub Eddie Waitkus. His life made national headlines when he became the victim of a dark obsession turned violent, right here in Chicago.

Monday, May 15, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
President Bush will deliver a major address concerning immigration this evening. We'll carry the president's speech live, and then Carol Marin and her guests will have reaction here in our studio. Guests: Christine Dudley, Peter Giangreco, and Mike McKeon.

Sorich Trial
The latest political corruption trial is underway in federal court. Elizabeth Brackett will recount today's events.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
The battle is on to succeed Cook County Board President John Stroger, United Airlines may skip town, Chicago takes a hard look at hosting the Olympics, the local real estate scene turning into a buyer's market, Rosemont planning a gigantic water park, and the White Sox top pitcher sidelined.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Ailing Cook County Board President John Stroger's wife believes it's time for the veteran politician to retire. Now their son, Alderman Todd Stroger, says he's ready to take over, but Commissioner Bobbie Steele says she's a better choice. Eddie Arruza and his panel of commissioners tackle the biggest issues facing the county board, including the question of who exactly is running the $3 billion government.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
A group of influential business and sports leaders met with Mayor Daley today, feeding the mounting buzz that Chicago could host the summer Olympic games in 2016. Carol Marin and her panel take a look at the chances. Guests: Marc Ganis, Marilee Stepan Wehman and Robert Baade

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Rosemont Revisited
The Village of Rosemont began retooling today. With casino gambling most likely not in its future, it's hoping to become a family entertainment venue on par with the Wisconsin Dells. Rich Samuels will show us what's on the drawing board.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Rep. Luis Gutierrez is sounding more and more like a candidate for mayor. Elizabeth Brackett goes one-on-one with the outspoken congressman.

Monday, May 08, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Mayor Daley's former top aide and patronage chief Robert Sorich goes on trial this week along with three other defendants. The feds allege that Sorich gave jobs to people who were unqualified but politically connected. Did the Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs break the law to cover its tracks? Carol Marin and her panel look at a case that has cast a shadow over the mayor. Guests: Michael Shakman, Thom Serafin and Bob Crawford

Friday, May 05, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Todd Stroger wants to succeed his dad as Cook County Board President, lawmakers pass a $56 billion budget, gender balance problems at Chicago's elite prep schools, MB Financial Bank expanding in Chicago, and the Bulls succumb to the Miami Heat.

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin

A Fish Tale
It's a huge story in science - the missing link between sea and land animals may have been found. We'll hear from the University of Chicago scientist who led the team that made the discovery.

Author Rich Cohen
Glencoe native Rich Cohen talks about his new book Sweet and Low, a witty, sardonic memior of his dysfunctional family's sweetener business.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Boys vs. Girls
Why are girls gaining more of the coveted spots in Chicago's college prep high schools than boys? Rich Samuels will share the concerns of school administrators about this year's gender imbalance.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Rep. Bobby Rush
Democratic congressman Bobby Rush joins us to give his side of the conflict of interest charges arising from a $1 million donation made by AT&T to his "Rebirth of Englewood" community development center.

Money Smart Week
It's time to get smart with your money. Chicago Federal Reserve CEO Michael Moskow tells us one free way to do so around Chicagoland during Money Smart Week.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Today's Immigration Rally
Police estimate around 400,000 people showed up to today's immigration rally downtown. Some organizers say it was closer to a half-million. Carol Marin and her panel look at both sides of the immigration debate that brought record numbers to the streets. There is no debating, however, the impact of today's events. Christian Farr was there and tells us how traffic, businesses, and security in the Loop were affected.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
1,000 Chicago Public School teachers fired, the city prepares for massive immigration rally, Chicago's convention business relegated to third-place status, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer finally explains his family's ties to criminals, and the Bulls give the heat a home-court thumping.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Once upon a time, Chicago was known as the nation's "convention capital." But now the city is behind Las Vegas, and for the first time, Orlando, Florida. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at why Chicago keeps losing conventions and what can be done about it. Guests: Greg Saunders, Leticia Peralta Davis and Lorene Yue

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Art Show Fiasco
The impressario behind Art Chicago won't reveal what almost derailed this year's show - but there's a happy ending for more than 100 exhibitors. Rich Samuels has the latest on a major fiasco in Chicago's art world. Also: Nova Art Fair

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

News Analysis with Joel Weisman
Is Governor Blagojevich's $10 million stem cell plan just a political ploy? Joel Weisman and his panel of pundits weigh in on the governor's plan and other hot political issues. Guests: Carlos Hernandez Gomez, Paul Green and Bruce Dold.

Monday, April 24, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
More heroin spiked with fentanyl has sent users between the ages of 17 and 73 to the hospital. Since August, dozens have overdosed on the lethal combination and more than 10 have died. Carol Marin and her panel will look at where we are in the war against heroin. Guests: Bob Milan, Herb Hunter and Dan Bigg

Friday, April 21, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Lawyers on George Ryan's defense team are laying the groundwork for their appeal. The unsealed court filings reveal lawyers for Ryan furiously tried to oust four other jurors for lying on questionnaires. What's the verdict's political fallout? Mayor Daley and Governor Blagojevich's administrations are each already under investigation.

A tradition at the art institute is ending. The Chicago Park District voted to dump the "suggested" admission fee and will begin charging $12 for non-members.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Vegetable-Based Fuel
A garbage truck that runs on vegetable-based fuel? Hammond, Indiana, has one and it's about to get more. Rich Samuels has the story of a Chicago company that's developing a cheaper, greener alternative to diesel.

News Analysis with Joel Weisman
More record prices at the gas pumps. Joel Weisman and his panel look at what's behind the rumored increase to four dollars a gallon. Guests: Dave Sykuta, Paul Brian and Brian Imus

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Condoleezza Rice in Chicago
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in Chicago today. Rich amuels will be here with her defense of the Bush administration's foreign policy and the critique of Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
The jury foreman in the George Ryan federal corruption case is under close scrutiny. Will her past affect Ryan's future? Eddie Arruza and his panel will look at that question and more. Guests: Lori Lightfoot, Terry Sullivan, and Patrick Cotter