President Obama invites House Democrats to a meeting at the White House to discuss the budget crisis. Is the government shutdown nearing its end? Carol Marin and her guests have analysis. Watch web extra videos.
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Elizabeth Brackett Reports from Kenya
Chicago Tonight Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett is currently in Nairobi, not far from Westgate Shopping Mall, the site of a terrorist attack launched by Islamic radicals that killed dozens of shoppers and injured more than 170 people. Watch web extra interviews.
Special prosecutor Dan Webb announced that there will be no new indictments in the death investigation of 21-year-old David Koschman. Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew, Richard Vanecko, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Koschman's 2004 death. Carol Marin has the details. Watch a web extra video.
A playwright uses the internet to develop a new script about the fight to build a suburban mosque. We get a preview of Mosque Alert by Silk Road Rising and Jamil Khoury. Watch a video and read an interview.
Gov. Pat Quinn suspended the salary of Illinois lawmakers for failing to reach a compromise on pension reform. Listen to Quinn's full announcement and read reaction.
We spoke with Sara Schwarzbaum, professor in the family counseling department at Northeastern Illinois University and founder of Couples Counseling Associates in Chicago, to get her thoughts on the impact of the ad campaign featuring pregnant boys.
We take a closer look at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s accomplishments, disappointments and approval ratings during his first two years in office.
Sen. Mark Kirk reversed his stance on same-sex marriage by announcing support for it on his website.
A new documentary takes you deep inside India's clean water crisis through the eyes of Northwestern University students struggling to figure out how they can help – or whether they can at all. It premieres on WTTW11 at 9:00 pm. We get a preview.
A barefoot runner makes the case for leaving your shoes at home – even in the winter.
They call him "Bobby the Burger." He may be the world's leading expert on a particular hamburger machine. It was invented by his great-grandfather and some say it revolutionized fast food. Jay Shefsky has the story.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing ongoing health concerns and acknowledging a federal investigation.
A Chicago Public Schools program that gets students into better colleges and helps them stay there is expanding. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.
On Oct. 9, PBS’ FRONTLINE will present The Choice 2012, a two-hour long documentary outlining definitive portraits of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
There are outspoken parents on both sides of the strike. Some parents are in support of teachers, while others are in support of CPS and the school board.