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Monday, April 03, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
After a three-hour rain-delay, the world champion White Sox started the 2006 season with an early morning win over the Cleveland Indians. Carol Marin and her baseball panel will also talk about the Cubs' opening day thumping of the Cincinnati Reds.

Avian Flu
We'll look at research being done in Chicago that could protect us from the Avian Flu.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Get ready for Dan Ryan gridlock, two new jurors appointed in the George Ryan trial, Rev. James Meeks weighing a run for governor, the city council green-lights plans for the nation's tallest building here, new federal regulations could mean higher gas prices, and the Cubs and Sox ready for a brand-new baseball season.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dan Ryan Construction
It all begins Friday at midnight - the major reconstruction of the Dan Ryan Expressway. Elizabeth Brackett reports on what's being done — and how to avoid it. Click here for information from IDOT on how to avoid the mess.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fred Hampton Controversy
There were more than a few moments of near chaos at City Hall today as demonstrators tried to storm the council chambers. Rich Samuels was there and has the latest on the controversial measure to rename a street in honor of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Corruption Trial
The corruption trial of former governor George Ryan ...will... continue and jury deliberations ...will... resume tomorrow. Rich Samuels has details on how the judge is proceeding with two alternate jurors.

Monday, March 27, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The turmoil at the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan continued today. Late last week, two jurors were found to have possibly lied about prior arrests on their jury questionnaires. Today, Ryan's lawyers objected to replacing those jurors with alternates. It would mean restarting the deliberations which are now in their third week. Rich Samuels reports on the latest happenings at the federal courthouse. Then Elizabeth Brackett and her panel analyze what the twists in the case might mean for Ryan.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Jury problems in the George Ryan corruption trial, we'll recap Tuesday's election results, Cardinal George apologizes for latest sex abuse revelations, DePaul basketball coach Ray Meyer remembered, and the Cubs and Sox days away from season-opener.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

George Ryan Trial
Jurors in former Governor George Ryan's corruption trial received a stern letter from Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer this morning. It was in response to reports that jurors are having personality conflicts and problems in their deliberations. Rich Samuels will have some insights on why the jury is having troubles. Here is the text of Judge Pallmeyer's letter:

"Dear Jurors:

You twelve are the jurors selected to decide this case. In your deliberations, I expect you to treat your fellow jurors with dignity and respect.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Chicago Board of Elections

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

On this primary election day, Christian Farr reports live from the Board of Elections on voter turnout and any available early returns.

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Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
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Monday, March 20, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Archdiocesan Report
A report released today says the Chicago Archdiocese committed numerous errors in its handling of recent sex abuse allegations. Francis Cardinal George says he accepts complete responsibility. Rich Samuels reports on what that Cardinal had to say and what steps the Catholic Church in Chicago says it will take to deal with abuse cases in the future.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
County Board President John Stroger suffers a stroke, we'll handicap the big political races, stray gunfire claims another child in Englewood, a sweeping smoking ban passes in suburban Cook County, and the Fighting Illini victorious in March Madness opener.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Carol Marin talks with Republican candidates for governor of Illinois in a special forum made possible by the City Club of Chicago.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Stroger's Health
We'll bring you the latest on the health of Cook County Board President John Stroger, who suffered a stroke yesterday.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Carol Marin talks with the Democratic candidates in the hotly contested 6th Congressional District primary. Guests: Tammy Duckworth, Christine Cegelis, and Lindy Scott

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Chicago Matters
The funding of Illinois schools is one of the challenges that will face the next governor. Tonight, as part of our Chicago Matters series, "Valuing Education," gubernatorial candidates gives us their thoughts on what's wrong with school funding in the state and what needs to be done.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Corruption Trial
Jury deliberations began this morning in the corruption trial of former governor George Ryan and businessman Larry Warner. After nearly six months of listening to the evidence, jurors must decide whether the two men are guilty or innocent on each of the 22 charges against them. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Governor Blagojevich finally speaks out on hate commission, GOP gubernatorial candidates take off the gloves, George Ryan's corruption trial coming to an end, a drunken man wanders on to the runway at Midway Airport, Chicago-native Kirby Puckett dies, and did Dusty Baker know about Barry Bonds alleged steroid use?

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Carol Marin will talk with Democratic candidate for governor Edwin Eisendrath. Governor Blagojevich declined our invitation for a joint appearance with Mr. Eisendrath.

Firehouse Allegations
Mayor Daley today reacted to a new allegation of firehouse sex on city time. and an alderman suggested the remedy is an eight-hour day for firefighters. Rich Samuels has details.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Candidate for Cook County Board President
Carol Marin interviews Forrest Claypool, a democrat running for Cook County Board President. Claypool's opponent, incumbent president John Stroger, declined our invitation to participate.

Clean Air Concerns
Health care professionals sounded off in Chicago today against proposed federal regulations they say don't go far enough to reduce airborn soot. Rich amuels has their story - and a second opinion.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

News Analysis
We'll introduce you to two Democrats vying to be the state's next treasurer, candidates Alexi Giannoulias and Paul Mangieri.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Four members of the governor's discrimination commission have resigned in protest over one member's ties to Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan and his most recent anti-Semitic rhetoric. Elizabeth Brackett and her guests take up the issue.

Smallest Witnesses
We'll preview the new exhibit, Smallest Witnesses: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children's Eyes, at Chicago's Spertus Museum.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review

Black Panther street sign debate, Governor Blagojevich backs controversial Nation of Islam appointee to state hate crimes board, victim refuses to watch video at rape trial, primary election season heats up, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Jim Oberweis creates headlines with his own headlines, and the never-ending Frank Thomas soap opera.

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Blood Substitute Controversy
Medical ethicists are questioning a clinical trial now underway locally at Loyola Medical Center. The controversy centers around the testing of a blood substitute developed by an Evanston-based biotech startup, Northfield Labs. Rich Samuels has the latest.

Read the article on the current PolyHeme clinical trial, to be published next week in the journal "IRB:Ethics & Human Research".

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Street Naming Controversy
The controversy over a proposal to rename a portion of West Monroe in honor of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton continued today. Rich Samuels has the latest from City Hall.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
A Naperville woman will not have to watch the tape of her alleged gang rape in Burr Ridge when she was 16. The judge in Adrian Missbrenner's trial reversed himself today after rape victim advocacy groups intervened. Carol Marin talks to one of those advocates about the reversal.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The competition for listeners among Chicago morning radio shows is fierce, and the advertising dollars at stake are enormous. Elizabeth Brackett's panel includes one of the city's top morning personalities, Q101's Mancow Mueller.