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Thursday, November 10, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
The advocacy group Preservation Chicago just announced that the entire neighborhood of Pilsen is one of the seven most threatened historic places in the city, since entire blocks of historic buildings are being torn down for newer more upscale homes. Phil Ponce talks to Ald. Danny Solis, who represents Pilsen, about his efforts to have the state designate the neighborhood a historic landmark district.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
His books have tackled everything from the Gettysburg Address to Ronald Reagan to the Catholic Church. Now Garry Wills is looking into the age-old Catholic practice of the Rosary. Phil Ponce sits down with best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Oberweis Accusations
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Oberweis is accused of having illegal immigrants working in his ice cream stores. Eddie Arruza reports on who exactly these workers are and what the candidate had to say in response.

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
Consumer advocate Marty Cohen failed to get state senate approval to head the Illinois Commerce Commission. He's blaming politics for his rejection. Tonight he tells phil ponce how his rejection came about.

Monday, November 07, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
Judy Baar Topinka is eyeing the governor's mansion. Phil Ponce and his panel of political pundits assess her chances. Guests: Craig Dellimore, Greg Hinz and Carlos Hernandez Gomez

Terry Hillard
Chicago's former police superintendent Terry Hillard has written a new book, Chicago Police: An Inside View. We'll talk to him about his work, his legacy and the city's changing crime numbers.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Cook County Board President John Stroger has just announced he will run for a fourth term amid talk of budget deficits, tax increases, cronyism, and in-fighting on the board he leads. Phil Ponce talks with him about his chances for re-election.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Mayor Daley unveils $5 billion budget, Governor Blagojevich feeling the heat of federal hiring probe, Rosa Parks remembered, an allegedly racist dorm party embarrasses the University of Chicago, another O'Hare project over budget, and the Bulls off to an exciting start.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Washington Notebook
Chicago's U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been a busy guy lately. Today he was in Washington for the arraignment of former vice presidential aide Scooter Libby. Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet has the latest on Fitzgerald's case and other notes from D.C.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Mayor's Proposed Budget
A 20-cent-a-pack hike in the city's cigarette tax awaits smokers if Mayor Daley has his way. Rich Samuels briefs us on the mayor's proposed 2006 Chicago budget and tells us why aldermen may not rubber stamp it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

City Alleges Fraud
Chicago news media late this afternoon flocked to the loop office of a company the city claims falsified medical tests for city employees. Rich Samuels reports on the city's allegations and the actions it's taking.

Monday, October 31, 2005

President Bush's High Court Nominee
Four days after Harriet Miers told President George Bush she was withdrawing her name from consideration for Supreme Court Justice, the President today nominated another potential successor to Sandra Day O'Connor. But if the Republican right had problems with Ms. Miers, now it seems Senate Democrats have some reservations over the new nominee, federal judge Samuel Alito. Rich Samuels has the reaction to the nomination from Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
The Chicago White Sox official historian talks with Phil about the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox and whether or not it's the start of a new sports dynasty.

Then, Eddie Arruza takes us on a tour of the new home for one of the oldest culinary arts schools in the country - Washburne Culinary Institute. The school has just moved into the South Shore Cultural Center and has opened a new restaurant that is open to the public.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Chicago erupts after White Sox sweep, Governor Blagojevich feels the heat of state hiring probe, O'Hare expansion back on track, big changes on the Chicago radio landscape, and will the Tribune company have to sell the Cubs?

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Congratulations Chicago White Sox!
This afternoon the world champion White Sox landed at Midway Airport. Rich Samuels was there and brings us the flavor of that celebration. That nail-biting, one-to-nothing win in Houston was less than 24 hours ago, ending 88 years of frustration. Our old pals, "The Sportswriters" share their reflections. Phil Ponce and his panel look at what the victory could mean to the economic future of the Sox, the city, and specifically, the south side.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Sox Win Game 3
With a dramatic 14th inning home run by a player a lot of people had never heard of, the Sox are one game away from winning the World Series. Wwe'll set the scene for tonight's huge game. Guests: Tom Shaer, Josh Liss

Mayor Daley's Day
A sleep-deprived Mayor Daley was among the many tired White Sox fans today who are anticipating a World Series championship. Eddie Arruza reports on the city's security preparations if – or when – the south siders clinch.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
Phil Ponce and his guests talk about the life and legacy of "the mother of the civil rights movement," Rosa Parks, who died last night at age 92. Guests: Timuel Black, Joy Bivins

Monday, October 24, 2005

White Sox Weekend Wins
The magic continues on the south side with another dramatic win for the White Sox. Our pals "The Sportswriters" take a look back at an incredible weekend, and a look ahead to tomorrow's game three in Houston.

Mayoral Sox Fan
Chicago's White Sox fan of record is hoping for a sweep. Rich Samuels has the latest from Mayor Daley.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Former FBI director Louis Freeh has just written a new book entitled My FBI. He sits down with Phil Ponce and talks about investigating Bill Clinton and fighting terrorism and the mafia.

Then, the White Sox of 1917 were the last Chicago ball club to win the World Series. In our Chicago Stories segment Rich Samuels takes a close look at the team many hope will be surpassed by the White Sox of 2005.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
White Sox fever grips the city, poll numbers dive for Governor Blagojevich, new Chicago Board of Trade stock soars, Metra hiking fares, and Chicago's parking ticket amnesty program expanded.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Chicago's World Champs?
The White Sox are gearing up for their World Series opener with the Houston Astros. Rich Samuels has the latest from U.S. Cellular Field.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
To run or not to run - that's the question facing state treasurer Judy Baar Topinka. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel handicap the Republican gubernatorial field. Guests: Paul Green, Chris Robling

Louis Freeh
Former FBI director Louis Freeh has just written a new book My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, investigating Bill Clinton and Waging War on Terror. Phil Ponce talks with him about all of that.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
As the White Sox prepare to face either the Cardinals or the Astros, just how much of an economic boon will the World Series mean to Chicago? Phil Ponce and his panel debate the issue. Guests: Allan Sanderson, Marc Ganis

Chicago Matters
In our Chicago Matters series "Money Talks," we'll take a look at the world of philanthropy from the Latino perspective. Eddie Arruza reports on how Latinos are becoming a driving force in philanthropic causes.

Monday, October 17, 2005

On Chicago Tonight:
The world series in Chicago. That must have been a full moon last night. We'll reassemble our old pals, the sportswriters, for White Sox talk tonight, plus a look back at the 46-year drought, and a look ahead to the series.

Later, Phil Ponce's interview on a wide range of topics, with governor Blagojevich.

And one more thing about the night in 1959 when Jungle Jim Rivera, the Go-Go Sox, and the rest of the city celebrated the White Sox victory that clinched a pennant.

October 17, 2005 - Blagojevich Archive: Blagojevich 1-on-1

The Blagojevich Archive takes us back to 2005 when Governor Rod Blagojevich appeared on Chicago Tonight for a one-on-one discussion about various topics.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Coming up Monday on Chicago Tonight, Governor Rod Blagojevich sits down with Phil Ponce to discuss a wide range of issues facing the state. On today's Chicago Sunday, a preview of that interview.

Then, we'll hear from Hershey Felder, star of the new one man show Monsieur Chopin, which just opened at the Royal George Theater. Felder talks to Chicago Sun-Times theater critic and Channel 11 contributor Hedy Weiss.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
The White Sox head to Anaheim after controversial call, Governor Blagojevich's health care plan for kids facing criticism, Chicago's concrete program under fire, Mayor Daley proposes year-round schooling, winter gas bill help for the poor, and the Bears prepare for the Vikings.

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