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McDonald's is making some sizable changes to its menu hoping to lure more health-conscious consumers. We hear the latest from Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Peter Frost.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is preparing for his first budget address. We get a preview from Illinois Public Radio's Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky.

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The James Beard Foundation is honoring Chicago's own restaurateur Rich Melman with a Lifetime Achievement Award. We talk with him about the honor and his recipe for success.

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The spring legislative session is in full swing now that the 99th General Assembly has been sworn in along with Gov. Bruce Rauner. We hear from both sides of the aisle about what the legislative priorities are in both chambers.

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We revisit our conversation with Chicago native actor and comedian Jane Lynch. 

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A scientific study calls into question the safety benefits of red light cameras which is the reason City Hall installed them. We'll talk about the study and the politics of Chicago's red light cameras.

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In this special Year In Review edition of The Week In Review, Joel Weisman's guests talk about the most interesting stories they covered in 2014.

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A Sangamon County judge tossed lawmakers' much touted pension reform law saying it's unconstitutional. Now it heads to the Illinois Supreme Court. What does this mean for pensioners and for Illinois, which has the worst bond rating in the nation and faces a $105 billion unfunded public employee pension liability? 

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State Sen. President John Cullerton and Minority Leader Christine Radogno discuss the Fall Veto Session and how they plan to work with Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.

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Carol Marin and her guests take one last look at the candidates and campaigns before votes are cast tomorrow.

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The latest poll shows the gubernatorial race in a dead heat between the two front-runners. We analyze the numbers and the final five-day push before Election Day on Tuesday.

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Paul Vallas, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visits Chicago Tonight to discuss the vision he and running mate Gov. Pat Quinn have for Illinois. Republican candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti declined Chicago Tonight’s invitation to participate in a forum.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger are vying to represent the 11th Congressional District. They go head-to-head on Chicago Tonight’s forum.

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The stock market had another wild ride today. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at what's behind the volatility.

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Toni Preckwinkle explains her proposed 2015 budget which contains no new taxes, fines or fees for the second consecutive year.

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Metra is proposing fare increases of nearly 11 percent next year to help modernize aging infrastructure and railcars.