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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 10/25

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Joel Weisman and his guests take a closer look at the Chicago Cubs trial run of new signage at Wrigley Field, and the rooftop owners strenuous objections. Watch the web extra conversation.

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November 1, 2013 - Web Extra: The Week in Review
November 1, 2013 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Weekend Events Around the Town: 11/1 – 11/3

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Orpheus and Euridice at the Eckhart Park Pool, a winter farmers’ market, and an art exposition at Navy Pier; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Police Overtime Skyrockets, Crime Goes Down

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The Chicago Police Department announced crime is down, but its overtime costs will be three times higher than expected. Is the drop sustainable or just a band-aid on a longer term problem?

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October 31, 2013 - Police Overtime Up, Crime Goes Down
October 31, 2013 - Police Overtime Up, Crime Goes Down

Federal Reserve to Continue Stimulus

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The Federal Reserve will continue propping up the economy, saying Washington is to blame for impeding economic growth. We hear from economists about the prospects of improvement as the nation heads toward its next fiscal deadlines.

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October 31, 2013 - Federal Reserve to Continue Stimulus
October 31, 2013 - Federal Reserve to Continue Stimulus

Bill Ayers

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Activist Bill Ayers joins us to talk about his new book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident. Read an excerpt, and watch a web extra video.

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October 31, 2013 - Bill Ayers
October 31, 2013 - Bill Ayers

Liz Callaway

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Liz Callaway is a clarion-voiced singer of the Broadway stage. She's also the daughter of the man who started this show, John Callaway. She joins us, accompanied by her son, Nicholas Callaway Foster, to sing and share stories. Watch web extra videos.

 

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October 31, 2013 - Liz Callaway
October 31, 2013 - Liz Callaway

Viewer Feedback: 10/31

Chicago Fire Department Response Times

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We share your reactions to a new report about fire department response times in this week’s viewer feedback.

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October 31, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 10/31
October 31, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 10/31

A British Knight's Chicago Sculpture

Late Sculptor Has Prominent Work in Chicago

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English sculptor Sir Anthony Caro died last week at the age of 89. This was big news in the art world, where his abstract works created a new language for the medium. In Chicago, it wasn't news.

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Pension Committee

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Members of the pension committee join us to talk about the likelihood of the state's $97 billion dollar pension problem getting resolved during next week's veto session.

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October 30, 2013 - Pension Committee
October 30, 2013 - Pension Committee

IL Health Marketplace

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While glitches plague the federal health insurance marketplace website, we discuss how things are going for people here in Illinois.

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October 30, 2013 - IL Health Marketplace
October 30, 2013 - IL Health Marketplace

Flying Horses

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Did you ever wonder how prize racehorses get from Chicago or Kentucky to, say, Dubai? Jay Shefsky takes us to O'Hare Airport to meet a man who makes his living flying around the world with racehorses. Read an article.

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October 30, 2013 - Flying Horses
October 30, 2013 - Flying Horses

Ask Geoffrey: 10/30

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A street near Soldier Field honors a fallen World War II hero. Geoffrey Baer has that soldier's story, and he answers your questions in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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October 30, 2013 - Ask Geoffrey: 10/30
October 30, 2013 - Ask Geoffrey: 10/30

"Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb and American Strategy"

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A new book, Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy by author Kenneth Pollack, explores the advantages and potential consequences of different foreign policy approaches. Pollack joins us to discuss the book. Read an excerpt.

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October 30, 2013 - Unthinkable
October 30, 2013 - Unthinkable

Pool of Talent

A Theatrical Approach to Opera Performed on a Liquid Stage

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One of the more daring highlights of the fall arts season promises to be Chicago Opera Theater’s staging of the mythical romance “Orpheus and Eurydice.”

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Ventra Problems

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The Chicago Transit Authority's new Ventra payment card is still giving some riders big problems. We have the latest.

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October 29, 2013 - Ventra Problems
October 29, 2013 - Ventra Problems

Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports to Prison—Again

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Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is now officially in the custody of the Federal Prison Bureau. Yesterday, he tried to report early to the federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, but was turned away. Elizabeth Brackett and her guests unravel what happened, and what the 48-year-old will face during his two-and-a-half year term.

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October 29, 2013 - Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports to Prison Again
October 29, 2013 - Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports to Prison Again

Henry Paulson

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Paris Schutz gets a rare one-on-one with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson – the architect of the controversial bank bailout of 2008. Watch a web extra conversation.

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October 29, 2013 - Henry Paulson
October 29, 2013 - Henry Paulson
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