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Retired ABC7 Reporter Paddling Length of Mississippi River

| Marc Vitali
Paddling along the Mississippi (Courtesy of Paul Meincke)

For 30 years, Paul Meincke covered local, national and international news for Chicago’s ABC7. Now, he’s in the midst of another adventure: a canoe trip along the length of the mighty Mississippi River. We check in via Skype.

July 5, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Radogno Steps Down, Budget Deadline Shows Up

| Jay Shefsky

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno resigns. Three more cops are indicted in the Laquan McDonald case. There’s talk of a high-speed tunnel to O’Hare, and Miguel Montero is out at home.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Hedy Weiss Deserves Our Respect’

Viewers react to our discussion about the Chicago Sun-Times theater critic.

Exhibit Reveals Creative Process, Influence of Paul Gauguin

| Jay Shefsky
Paul Gauguin. Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ, 1890–91. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, acquired by the national museums with the participation of Philippe Meyer and a Japanese sponsorship coordinated by the newspaper Nikkei, 1994.

A new exhibit at the Art Institute showcases the little-known woodworking and ceramics of artist Paul Gauguin.

June 26, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Illinois’ Budget Crisis Deepens

| Jay Shefsky

Still no budget out of Springfield. Shootings and murders dip in May. The Chicago Bulls ship Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a rare allergy puts Chicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa out the for season—and perhaps permanently.

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Urban Nature: ‘Chicago’s Crossroads’

If you want to know what Chicago looked like 200 years ago, head to the city’s southeast corner, where native wetlands, forests and prairies all come together.

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Urban Nature: ‘The Intricate Ecology … of Vacant Lots’

Vacant city lots are often dismissed as derelict urban eyesores, but now some environmentalists are viewing these empty spaces as ecological opportunities. 

June 1, 2017 - Full Show

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