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Wouldn’t it be nice to have heated sidewalks and never have to shovel?  Geoffrey Baer tells us about some folks in Oak Park who had that luxury in the early 20th century on tonight’s Ask Geoffrey.

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds.  Carol Marin and her panel look at the possible implications of the plea deal.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has picked former IDOT manager Natashia Holmes to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman. Paris Schutz has more on who she is, and details on an issue where the city council flexed its muscle with the mayor.


In a surprise announcement, Pope Benedict XVI said that he is renouncing the papacy at the end of February, citing his deteriorating health.