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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 6/1

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.


Controversy Arises over Saggy Pants in School

Some aldermen are pushing schools to ban saggy pants and any "gangster-style" clothing. We hear both sides of this emotional debate.


Farmers Markets

The season for farmers markets is upon us. We have some advice about where you should go for fresh foods this summer.


Ask Alpana: 5/29

Master Sommelier and Check Please! Host Alpana Singh joins us with some recommendations for wine events during the summer.


Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 5/25

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.


U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Resigns

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the powerhouse prosecutor who helped put away two Illinois governors and a slew of other corrupt officials, is stepping down after 11 years. We talk with the head of the FBI in Chicago about Fitzgerald's imprint on Illinois. Then, Carol Marin and her panel discuss Fitzgerald's tenure in office and the future of the position.

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Police vs. Protesters: Who are the Aggressors?

Multiple allegations of police brutality occurred during the NATO summit protests this weekend. Watch the video and tell us what you think.

Ian McDiarmid in "Timon of Athens"

Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid is starring at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. We talk to him about the obscure play, Timon of Athens, and his famed villainy as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film saga.


Studs Terkel's 100th Birthday

Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel would have been 100 years old today. We go to the vault for interviews with Studs from many different periods in his life.


Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions

A new book tells stories in the voices of famous Chicagoans, from Barack Obama to Rod Blagojevich to Oprah Winfrey. We talk with the author.


Quinn Launches “Save Our State" Website

Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn announced a new online resource to empower the people of Illinois to help restore fiscal stability to our state.

Charles Wheelan

Charles Wheelan; Image credit: Will Kamin

The author of a new book shares some ideas seldom heard by graduates. He joins us.


Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley

He took on Al Gore in the 2000 Democratic presidential primary. Former NBA great and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley joins us to talk about the economy, the upcoming election and his new book.


Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 5/10

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.


Balfour Convicted in Hudson Family Murders Trial

William Balfour; Image credit: Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

William Balfour, the man accused of murdering actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008 has been convicted on all counts.

NATO Protesters & NATO Reps Schedule Public Debate

NATO protesters are meeting with NATO summit representatives on May 17 for an unprecedented one-hour public debate, according to protester Andy Thayer, organizer of The Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda (CANG8.)

Racial Controversy over Ashton Kutcher Ad

A chips ad featuring Ashton Kutcher in brownface imitating an Indian backfires. We look at the controversy, and what it may say about race in America.


Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Second City legend Andrea Martin joins us to talk about her days on SCTV, her award-winning Broadway work, and her latest touring show.


Andre Dawson

Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joins us to talk about his remarkable 21-year Major League career and his new book, If You Love This Game: An MVP'S Life In Baseball.


Spring Gardening Tips

Tomato time is just around the corner. The Chicago Botanic Garden's Eliza Fournier joins us to plant some ideas about container gardens and spring projects.

Sen. Kirk Releases Video of Rehabilitation

Sen. Mark Kirk

Sen. Mark Kirk released a YouTube video on Tuesday showing clips of his physical rehabilitation program and recovery following a stroke he suffered in January.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joins us to talk about a possible teachers' strike, pensions, longer school days and school reform.


Chicago Artist Nick Cave's "Soundsuits"

We meet Chicago artist Nick Cave, and see his work: part sculpture, part costume, melding art, dance and fashion.


Wrestling Coach Mike Powell

Mike Powell; Photo by Josh Hawkins

A former All-American wrestler turned suburban wrestling coach must tell his students that he now faces his toughest match.


Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 5/4

Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.