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Monday, August 07, 2006

Durbin & Obama
In a speech before AFSCME today, Sen. Barack Obama, sounding very much like a presidential candidate, blasted the Bush administration for fostering a society in which everyone is out for themselves. Sen. Dick Durbin also addressed the delegates, attacking the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
A heat wave and severe storms batter Chicago, Target balks at big-box ordinance, a new push for a property tax cap, work finally starts on Block 37, Bobbie Steele takes over the Cook County Board, Mayor Daley in a war of words with Rev. Meeks, and the Cubs trade future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Big Box Consequences
Target is threatening to pull out of a south side development if the mayor doesn't veto the "big box" ordinance. Rich Samuels reports on today's developments.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Well-Being Checks
For yet another day, high temperatures are making life unbearable for many in Chicago, especially older residents. Christian Farr followed members of Chicago's Department of Human Services today, as they checked up on the elderly to make sure they are safe in this heat.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Chicago Tonight has the night off so we can bring you Chicago Sky basketball from the WNBA.

Please be sure to tune in tomorrow night!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Update on Cardinal George's Health
Cardinal Francis received good news from his pathologist today in the wake of his surgery last week. Rich Samuels tells us why the Cardinal's doctors are now calling him a "cancer survivor" rather than a "cancer victim".

Friday, July 28, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Big-box wage ordinance passes, Chicago aldermen vote themselves a pay raise, city housing bubble loosing air, Chicago survives Olympic cut, United Airlines finally turns a profit, and the White Sox stumbling.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Cardinal George Update
Francis Cardinal George is out of surgery to remove his cancerous bladder. Rich Samuels brings us the latest.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Chicago's architecture is a point of pride for our city. But has our reputation gotten ahead of us? We'll ask our panel of architecture experts. Guests: Stanley Tigerman, Lynn Osmond, Edward Keegan and Lynn Becker

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

City Council Update
It's decision day at the Chicago City Council as aldermen vote on the controversial "big box" ordinance. Rich Samuels reports.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

City Council Update
Rich Samuels reports on some controversial matters coming up in tomorrow's city council meeting, including the big box ordinance and aldermanic raises.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The Emerald Ash Borer has now spread to ash trees in Evanston. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel have the latest news on what's being done to stop the unwelcome insect.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Racetrack Deaths
The 18th horse of the racing season has had to be euthanized at Arlington Park. Why are so many horses breaking down? Arlington Park board chairman Richard Duchossois says the track is doing everything in its power to find out. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Police brutality report finally released, Democratic committeemen select Todd Stroger to replace his ailing dad, Senator Obama visits Iowa, big retailers organize against city wage demands, Oak Park changes stance on plus-size retailer, and the White Sox lose first-place showdown.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Could Senator Barack Obama be a presidential candidate in 2008? He continues to say "no," but there are indications that suggest "maybe." Eddie Arruza and his panelists take a look at the Obama factor and the political climate leading up to the midterm elections. Guests: Melissa Harris Lacewell, Eric Zorn, John Cox

John Dean
Elizabeth Brackett talks to key Watergate figure John Dean about his latest book, Conservatives Without Conscience.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Burge Report
It's been four years and $7 million in the making. But it was released today — the report on alleged torture committed by former Chicago police commander Jon Burge. Carol Marin will explain what it said and what happens now.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cook County Democratic Committee Meeting
It's official - Cook County Democratic committeemen elected Todd Stroger to succeed his father on the November ballot. Rich Samuels will bring us up to date on the race for president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Chicago public school students are having historic success, according to the latest test scores. But are the results skewed? Elizabeth Brackett and her panel, including Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan, take a closer look.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Heat Watch
The heat index soared above 100 degrees today, making it the hottest day of the year so far in the Chicago area. Meanwhile city workers kept busy trying to keep residents cool in this dangerous weather. Eddie Arruza reports on what brought the heat and how soon we can expect relief.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
The conflict in the Middle East is escalating rapidly. Carol Marin will be joined by the Israeli Consul General and a panel of experts to look at all sides of the crisis.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Blue Line chaos, Todd Stroger lines up the votes to replace his dad, Mayor Daley claims he should have known more about city hiring abuses, Sears vice-chairman Alan Lacy steps down, Peoples Energy sold, and Ozzie Guillen secures home field advantage for the World Series.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Surprising details about Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid are revealed. Will two separate stadiums for opening and closing ceremonies fly with the International Olympic Committee?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

CTA Fire Update
Mayor Daley has words of praise for emergency workers and passengers following yesterday's accident on the CTA Blue Line. One day later, both federal and local investigators are trying to figure out what caused the derailment. Christian Farr will have more on the investigation.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Business Briefs
Big changes are afoot at Peoples Energy. A Wisconsin utility will pay $1.5 billion in stock for Peoples. But WPS Resources says it will move its headquarters here. We'll also examine the latest on Kraft's $1.7 billion European acquisition and Boeing's surge in plane orders.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Race for Governor
Republican candidate for governor Judy Baar Topinka accuses Governor Rod Blagojevich of not following state law when it comes to hiring veterans. Eddie Arruza will report on what each side had to say.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
DuPage County resident Judy Sirko is one of the growing ranks of what experts call "deep poverty." We'll meet her and talk to the Chicago Tribune reporter who told her story.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Mayor Daley's former patronage chief guilty, Cook County Commissioner Bobbie Steele the front-runner to replace ailing John Stroger, Governor Blagojevich's own inspector general rips the state hiring process, Chicago foreclosures on the rise, the Bulls revamp their line-up, and Cubs skipper Dusty Baker on the hot seat.

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Sorich Verdict
The verdict in the Robert Sorich trial is in. Rich Samuels brings us the latest from the federal building. What will it mean for the Daley administration and the city's hiring process? Eddie Arruza and his panel will take a look at the political implications.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Cook County Board Update
Correspondent Christian Farr has the latest on the saga of the Cook County Board, now that President Stroger has submitted a signed letter of resignation, clearing the way for the Cook County Democrats to choose a new candidate.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Chicago Tonight is preempted this evening so we can bring you special holiday programming. Please tune in tomorrow. Happy 4th of July!

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