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Stories by Yasmin Rammohan

Cognitive Overlap: Humans & Apes

An evolutionary biologist tells us why the gap between humans and primates is even smaller than we think.


Ask Geoffrey: 4/16

It's smelt fishing season! Geoffrey Baer tells us more about this delicious Chicago tradition in tonight's Ask Geoffrey.


Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is devastating ash trees in the area. We meet some researchers who are trying to understand the tiny green bug well enough to find an ash tree that can co-exist with this pervasive pest. 


Viewer Mail: 4/16

The Buffett Rule

The U.S. Senate voted Monday on the so-called Buffett Rule. We share your thoughts about the millionaire tax proposal in tonight's Viewer Mail.


Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/13

Eddie Arruza

Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.


Pension Crisis Report

Time is drawing near for a solution to the state's $83 billion pension crisis. Just what will a final solution entail? Paris Schutz has a preview.


Guillen Firestorm

Ozzie Guillen

It was yet another outrageous comment from Ozzie Guillen-- but at least one observer says the remarks about Fidel Castro should spark a larger national discussion. Eddie Arruza and his guest explore the issue.


Civil War Art in Chicago

The Civil War as seen through art and images in Chicago collections. We have the story about a new online effort to illustrate the great conflict.


Viewer Mail: 4/12

Wrigley Field Renovations

What do you think about using taxpayer money to help renovate Wrigley Field? We have your thoughts in tonight's Viewer Mail.


Committee Hearing on Speed Cameras

There's another change to the mayor's speed camera ordinance. We have the latest as aldermen consider the bill.


New Wall Street Regulation?

Could FDA-style regulation of the finance world prevent future economic crises? A University of Chicago economics professor tells us why he thinks Wall Street needs even more regulation.


Chicago Business News: 4/11

Kris Kridel

Their bank here may have cost taxpayers nearly $400 million, but one local family is still lending -- in New York. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that story, and more top business headlines.


Buddy Guy

Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy talks about his career and his new autobiography. Jeffrey Brown from the PBS Newshour reports.


Sausage Making

You know the old saying: "No one wants to see how the sausage gets made?" Well, get ready. We show you how to make sausages at home.


7-Hour School Day Announced

Mayor Emanuel gives some ground on longer school days, after complaints from some teachers and parents that the original proposal was too long. But does today's action settle the dispute over the future of Chicago Public Schools? Paris Schutz reports.


The Buffett Rule

Warren Buffett and President Obama

It's called the Buffett Rule: a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires. On Tuesday, President Obama officially injected it into the presidential campaign. Is it a matter of fairness or is it class warfare? We take a look.


Manilow Sculptures

Icarus, 1975; Artist: Charles Ginnever

We take you to a prairie setting filled with gigantic works of art.


Frank Galati

Frank Galati

Tony Award winner, Frank Galati, joins us to talk about his newest play at Steppenwolf Theatre: an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's Civil War novel, The March.


Illinois Pension Reform

Cook County and the City of Chicago launch new websites to shed light on their astronomical pension obligations. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at the struggle to reduce retirement costs at the state and local levels.


Tax Day Deadline Looms

We talk with a tax professional to get answers to some last-minute filing questions.


Ask Geoffrey: 4/9

What does a Logan Square building have to do with womens' hair accessories, amateur singers and camels? We find out in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.


Remembering Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Legendary journalist Mike Wallace died Saturday at the age of 93. We look back at a conversation Wallace had with the late John Callaway back in 1983.


Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/6

Joel Weisman

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


One Summer Chicago

Program Offers Summer Jobs for Chicago's Youth

A program to keep Chicago’s youth safe this summer was announced on Friday.

Wrigley Field Renovations & Opening Day

We hear from Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on a possible deal to renovate Wrigley Field. Will taxpayers foot the bill? Paris Schutz has that news and more, from opening day on the North Side.