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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Chicago Tonight is preempted this evening so we can bring you special holiday programming. Please tune in tomorrow. Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Live from Grant Park
We'll go to Grant Park to look in on the wet holiday festivities. Our Christian Farr is standing by live with the latest.

Cook County Board Update
Todd Stroger's potential ascension to Cook County Board President isn't going as smoothly as planned. Both Congressman Danny Davis and County Commissioner Bobbie Steele have voiced their desire for the post. Davis and Steele join us tonight.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
John Stroger anoints his son as his replacement, Senator Barack Obama opines on mixing religion and politics, a proposal to ban trans fats in the city council, the Taste of Chicago opens, Rev. Meeks demands state probe of poor performing teachers, Northwestern University football coach Randy Walker dies suddenly, and the Cubs and Sox clash at the Crosstown Classic.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Chicago Tonight has the night off so we can bring you Chicago Sky basketball from the WNBA.

Please be sure to tune in Monday night!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
John Stroger plans to step aside as Cook County Board President and pave the way for his son, Todd Stroger, to take his place. This news comes more than three months since he suffered a stroke and has raised considerable controversy. Carol Marin and her panel of commissioners will take a look at where things might go from here. Guests: Commissioners Tony Peraica, Forrest Claypool and Earlean Collins

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Although people often joke about having so-called "senior moments," a new Chicago study says they actually could be early signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel will take up this new development.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Jay Mariotti
White Sox manager, Ozzie Guillen, made national headlines last week when he used a gay slur in referring to Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti. The outburst drew Guillen a fine from major league baseball and a trip to sensitivity training. Now, Mariotti says the slur is the latest in a long series of abuses he's endured from the Sox organization. And he says his own employer, The Sun-Times, has done nothing over the years to back him up. Phil Talks to Jay Mariotti tonight.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Ozzie Guillen in a war of words with Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti, winter Midway crash scrutinized, secret clout list unveiled at city corruption trial, gangs migrating to the suburbs, Joliet leading the way in suburban growth, and Cubs hurler Kerry Wood may be done for the season.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Olympic Hopeful
Rich Samuels tells us Mayor Daley's latest efforts to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Gang Arrests
A major drug raid at the CHA's Dearborn Homes led to the arrests of 30 alleged members of a street gang suspected of trafficking in a deadly form of heroin. Rich Samuels has details of what investigators are calling "Operation Snakebite."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Cook County Board

Rich Samuels reports on what the Cook County Board decided about President John Stroger's political future.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Prosecutors unveil a 5,700-name clout list at the Robert Sorich corruption trial. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel weigh in on the latest developments.

Monday, June 19, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
A new report from the Chicago Crime Commission reveals the inner workings of Chicago gangs. Carol Marin and her panel, including a former gang member, look at what the study reveals.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Boardroom brawl at the Tribune, Mayor Daley balks at Wal-Mart wage ordinance, the latest on the Robert Sorich corruption trial, former Chicago city clerk James Laski sentenced, Daniel Barenboim's farewell concert the hottest ticket in town, the White Sox rough up the Rangers, and another Bears player complains about his contract.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Chicago Tonight has the night off so we can bring you Chicago Sky basketball from the WNBA.

Please be sure to tune in tomorrow night!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Emerald Ash Borer
While it may look harmless, the Emerald Ash Borer has the potential to wipe out 20% of Chicago's trees. An expert will tell us what it is and what can be done to save the ash trees in Illinois. For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, click here. If you suspect infestation in your area, contact one of the following:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Laski Sentencing
Disgraced Chicago City Clerk James Laski was shown some mercy at his sentencing today. But he will still do time in federal prison. Eddie Arruza reports on what awaits the highest ranking city official to be toppled by the Hired Truck corruption scandal.

Monday, June 12, 2006

World Cup Fever
Our Elizabeth Brackett explores the growing fan base for World Cup soccer.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
There's turmoil at the Tribune Company over a $2 billion stock buy-back plan that's riling key investors. Carol Marin and her panel weigh in on the future of the media giant.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
New curfew crackdown punishes parents, maximum tax hike for public schools again, an attempt to oust John Stroger fails, Governor Blagojevich airs new negative commercials, Midway airport lands federal safety dollars, and the White Sox battle for first-place.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
It's been three months since John Stroger suffered a debilitating stroke, and we still don't know who is - or who should be - running county government. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at the future of the Cook County board. Guests: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Commissioner Tony Peraica, Commissioner Bobbie Steele

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Al Gore's new movie about global warming has triggered a national dialogue. Carol Marin and her guests debate the issue tonight. Guests: Joseph Bast and Barry Matchett

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

Cook County Board Meeting
Rich Samuels has the latest from the today's meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Elizabeth Brackett sits down for a conversation with Eileen Collins, America's first female shuttle commander.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

Water Limits
Rich Samuels tells us about projected water shortages in Illinois, and what needs to be done about it.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Author John Updike is here. He'll talk with Carol Marin about his latest novel "Terrorist" and how America is being shaped by post-9/11 forces.

Critic for a Day
We'll review the Chicago-made movie, "The Break-Up" with our critic for a day, PR maven, Margie Korshak.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Cook County Board President John Stroger reportedly in fragile condition, political powerhouse George Dunne remembered, labor strife threatens major city projects, ComEd rate hike looming, Daniel Barenboim marks his last days at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the White Sox back from a disastrous road trip.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Deadly Dam
We'll tell you about a controversial solution to a deadly problem on the Fox River. Rich Samuels has the latest on the state's plans to rebuild a dam that claimed three more lives over the Memorial Day weekend.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Chicago aldermen make nearly $100,000 a year and some of them say they deserve a lot more. Eddie Arruza talks to two aldermen with opposing views. Guests: Ald. Bernie Stone, Ald. Helen Shiller, Jay Stewart

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
The federal government has stopped the development of wind power in Illinois because of fears the turbines will interfere with radar systems. Critics say it has nothing to do with national security but rather the whims of powerful politicians. Carol marin and her panel look behind the controversy. Guests: Michael Polsky, Rene Taylor and Howard Learner

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