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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, Gov. Bruce Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some harsh words for Gov. Bruce Rauner today over a plan to have the state relieve $500 million in pension costs for CPS, one day after Rauner said he was "very disappointed," in the mayor. Paris Schutz brings us the latest.

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Arne Duncan

The former head of the Chicago Public Schools gives an emotional final speech in Chicago as U.S. Secretary of Education. The subject of his talk and where he gave it may hint at his future.

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Higher taxes are coming to Cook County, new rules on drones are in the works for the city of Chicago, and Mayor Emanuel has a message for aldermen in the wake of the departure of Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan. Paris Schutz has the full rundown.

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As part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to end veteran homelessness in Chicago, Emanuel and the Chicago Housing Authority announced on Wednesday a three-year plan to provide 450 additional housing-choice vouchers for homeless U.S. veterans.

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The Illinois General Assembly returned to work in Springfield on Tuesday for the first time in three weeks. Amanda Vinicky joins us with the latest.

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Illinois is in its fifth month without a state budget and Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner have traded barbs—and possibly some dead fish—over how to resolve the impasse that is sucking all of the oxygen up in Springfield. We talk with "Chicago Tonight" reporters Paris Shutz and Amanda Vinicky, and WBEZ political reporter Tony Arnold. 

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As the state budget stalemate drags on for a fourth month, Gov. Bruce Rauner tries again to make his pitch for compromise. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss top stories of the week, including the issue of gun violence and a new push for tighter gun laws. 

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Eddie Arruza and his panel of guests discuss the mayor’s budget proposal and other top stories of the week. 

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Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says the state of Illinois’ finances is bleak, given the months-long stalemate without a state budget. Just how bleak has it gotten, and is there even a way out anymore? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on 'Chicago Tonight'

If you have any ideas about how Chicago can come up with more than $750 million to help balance its budget—then the city wants to hear them. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office today announced three town hall meetings as he prepares to unveil his 2016 budget to the City Council on Sept. 22.

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President Obama's Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions 32 percent by 2030. It's the administration's "biggest, most important step" in combating climate change. We take a closer look at the new policy, the legalities and how it will impact the state and consumers.