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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Congratulations Chicago White Sox!
This afternoon the world champion White Sox landed at Midway Airport. Rich Samuels was there and brings us the flavor of that celebration. That nail-biting, one-to-nothing win in Houston was less than 24 hours ago, ending 88 years of frustration. Our old pals, "The Sportswriters" share their reflections. Phil Ponce and his panel look at what the victory could mean to the economic future of the Sox, the city, and specifically, the south side.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Sox Win Game 3
With a dramatic 14th inning home run by a player a lot of people had never heard of, the Sox are one game away from winning the World Series. Wwe'll set the scene for tonight's huge game. Guests: Tom Shaer, Josh Liss

Mayor Daley's Day
A sleep-deprived Mayor Daley was among the many tired White Sox fans today who are anticipating a World Series championship. Eddie Arruza reports on the city's security preparations if – or when – the south siders clinch.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
Phil Ponce and his guests talk about the life and legacy of "the mother of the civil rights movement," Rosa Parks, who died last night at age 92. Guests: Timuel Black, Joy Bivins

Monday, October 24, 2005

White Sox Weekend Wins
The magic continues on the south side with another dramatic win for the White Sox. Our pals "The Sportswriters" take a look back at an incredible weekend, and a look ahead to tomorrow's game three in Houston.

Mayoral Sox Fan
Chicago's White Sox fan of record is hoping for a sweep. Rich Samuels has the latest from Mayor Daley.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Former FBI director Louis Freeh has just written a new book entitled My FBI. He sits down with Phil Ponce and talks about investigating Bill Clinton and fighting terrorism and the mafia.

Then, the White Sox of 1917 were the last Chicago ball club to win the World Series. In our Chicago Stories segment Rich Samuels takes a close look at the team many hope will be surpassed by the White Sox of 2005.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
White Sox fever grips the city, poll numbers dive for Governor Blagojevich, new Chicago Board of Trade stock soars, Metra hiking fares, and Chicago's parking ticket amnesty program expanded.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Chicago's World Champs?
The White Sox are gearing up for their World Series opener with the Houston Astros. Rich Samuels has the latest from U.S. Cellular Field.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
To run or not to run - that's the question facing state treasurer Judy Baar Topinka. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel handicap the Republican gubernatorial field. Guests: Paul Green, Chris Robling

Louis Freeh
Former FBI director Louis Freeh has just written a new book My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, investigating Bill Clinton and Waging War on Terror. Phil Ponce talks with him about all of that.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
As the White Sox prepare to face either the Cardinals or the Astros, just how much of an economic boon will the World Series mean to Chicago? Phil Ponce and his panel debate the issue. Guests: Allan Sanderson, Marc Ganis

Chicago Matters
In our Chicago Matters series "Money Talks," we'll take a look at the world of philanthropy from the Latino perspective. Eddie Arruza reports on how Latinos are becoming a driving force in philanthropic causes.

Monday, October 17, 2005

On Chicago Tonight:
The world series in Chicago. That must have been a full moon last night. We'll reassemble our old pals, the sportswriters, for White Sox talk tonight, plus a look back at the 46-year drought, and a look ahead to the series.

Later, Phil Ponce's interview on a wide range of topics, with governor Blagojevich.

And one more thing about the night in 1959 when Jungle Jim Rivera, the Go-Go Sox, and the rest of the city celebrated the White Sox victory that clinched a pennant.

October 17, 2005 - Blagojevich Archive: Blagojevich 1-on-1

The Blagojevich Archive takes us back to 2005 when Governor Rod Blagojevich appeared on Chicago Tonight for a one-on-one discussion about various topics.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Coming up Monday on Chicago Tonight, Governor Rod Blagojevich sits down with Phil Ponce to discuss a wide range of issues facing the state. On today's Chicago Sunday, a preview of that interview.

Then, we'll hear from Hershey Felder, star of the new one man show Monsieur Chopin, which just opened at the Royal George Theater. Felder talks to Chicago Sun-Times theater critic and Channel 11 contributor Hedy Weiss.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
The White Sox head to Anaheim after controversial call, Governor Blagojevich's health care plan for kids facing criticism, Chicago's concrete program under fire, Mayor Daley proposes year-round schooling, winter gas bill help for the poor, and the Bears prepare for the Vikings.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Discussion of current affairs.

Check Please! Supper Club
Gene & Georgetti
Recipe for Chicken Alla Joe

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

White Sox' Game Two
Bob Sirott reports from U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox prepare to face the Angels in game two of the American League Championship Series tonight.

Corruption Trial
There was more emotion on the witness stand at the corruption trial of former governor George Ryan. Rich Samuels has the details.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Jerry Reinsdorf
Bob Sirott reports from U.S. Cellular Field, as the White Sox prepare to take on the Los Angeles Angels. He talks to Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
How well is Chicago prepared to cope if the deadly avian flu makes the jump from birds to humans? Health officials now say the likelihood of an outbreak is very high. Elizabeth Brackett talks with some Chicago health experts. Guests: Dr. John Flaherty; Dr. Craig Conover; Dr. Constance Pachucki

Monday, October 10, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
White Sox fans are ecstatic after Friday's Red Sox sweep. Phil Ponce's panel previews tomorrow's American League championship game. Guests: Ron Kittle, Tom Shaer, and Lou Canellis.

Bears Alumni Club
In Chicago we can't have good sports news without some bad as well. Super Bowl Bears tight end Emery Moorehead breaks down the Bears' latest debacle — and reminisces about better football times.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Host Phil Ponce talks Elce Redmond, a long-time community organizer, just returned from Iraq. He traveled there with a group called Christian Peacemaker Teams, and talked with various religious and ethnic groups and non governmental organizations, trying to help them deal with infrastructure concerns and find common ground.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
The latest on the White Sox, the CTA proposes hiking fares to $2, the city council postpones smoking ban, United Airlines lands $3 billion loan, Governor Blagojevich unveils kids health care plan, health officials prepare for bird flu, the Bulls deal Eddie Curry, and the Bears get ready for the Browns.

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

White Sox Road to Victory
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you know by now that the White Sox beat Boston again last night, putting the Sox on the brink of their first playoff series series victory since 1917! Phil Ponce talks to the sports editors of the Sun-Times and Tribune about whether or not it's premature to celebrate just yet.

Corruption Trial Update
Elizabeth Brackett us today's developments in former governor George Ryan's corruption trial.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Another City Hall Shakeup
Mayor Daley reacted today to the resignation of his planning commissioner. Rich Samuels will have the latest on Denise Casalino's exit from City Hall, as well as the mayor's concern about Avian Flu. Click here for transcript of Mayor Daley's comments.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
Sales of sport utility vehicles dropped significantly last month but is it because of the rising gas prices or have fickle consumers just moved on to the next trend? And what are those trends? Phil Ponce and his panel take a look.

"Sportswriters" on a pair of Sox
We reconvene "The Sportswriters" for some perspective on this afternoon's American League divisional playoff game between the White Sox and the Red Sox.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Corruption Trial Update
Elizabeth Brackett tells us about today's developments in former governor George Ryan's corruption trial.

News Analysis with Phil Ponce
There was a downtown pep rally for the White Sox this afternoon. Phil Ponce and his panel preview tomorrow's play-off game against the Red Sox.

St. Ignatius Football Comeback
With the Bears off this week, we'll have the story of a local high school team and their return to the grid iron after a five-decade absence.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

This week on Chicago Sunday:
Host Phil Ponce talks with David Kolata the new Executive Director of the Citizen's Utility Board. The organization has saved Illinois consumers millions of dollars by keeping utility rates in check.

From Chinese sweet rolls to Mexican pastries, Edie Arruza takes us on a tour of several local ethnic bakeries.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
The White Sox clinch the division, George Ryan's kickback trial finally underway, O'Hare expansion gets the green light, a new Ikea opens in Bolingbrook, ComEd claims it may go bankrupt, and an indoor city smoking ban expected to pass.

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