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Monday, January 08, 2007

Ald. Troutman Arrested
There was news today of an alleged shakedown scheme by Chicago alderman Arenda Troutman. Rich Samuels was at federal court and brings us the latest. Read the Troutman complaint here.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Every day for nearly a month, temperatures in Chicago have been higher than normal. Is it global warming? Elizabeth Brackett and her panel explore the causes and the consequences. Guests: Paul Sirvatka (College of DuPage), David Archer (University of Chicago), Pati Vitt (Botanic Garden)

Christmas in Darfur
A refugee camp near Darfur just got a visit from three Chicago-area filmmakers. The filmmakers will be here to explain why they chose to spend their Christmas in a war zone.

Literacy Bus
It makes stops in six suburban communities but this bus isn't used for transportation purposes. Eddie Arruza tells us about the nun who started the free "School on Wheels," and how you can get on board as a tutor.

Critic for a Day
We get to know the woman behind Peter Rabbit in the new movie "Miss Potter". Our critic for a day is the founder of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Barbara Gaines.

They're jamming in Bronzeville. Visit the Negro League Cafe, a southside club where the weekly jam session draws some of the city's best musicians.

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