University of Illinois President

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Leaders of the University of Illinois met yesterday to discuss ways of reforming the admissions process. University of Illinois President B. Joseph White tells us what changes to expect.

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General Zinni

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The decision to invade Iraq shocked retired four-star General Anthony Zinni. He has written a book about lessons in leadership, and he joins us to talk about the challenges facing leaders in the battlefield and the boardroom.

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Time Out Weekend Picks

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Have you ever seen the Joffrey Ballet perform? How about the Alvin Ailey Dance Company? Want to see them for free? We tell you how when we sit down with Around Town editor Madeline Nusser from Time Out Chicago magazine.

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Live Music Wednesday: The Wailers

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They helped create some of the most popular music of the last 40 years. We have a live performance from Bob Marley's legendary back-up band, The Wailers.

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Viewer Mail

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We hear what you have to say about some of our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.

Mayor Daley Update

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Mayor Daley wants an apology from a Chicago media outlet but as of today he has not received it. Eddie Arruza will tell us who Daley believes wronged him and what exactly they did.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett

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Mayor Daley is proposing a modest property tax increase as a way to help plug the budget deficit at the Chicago Public Schools. Critics contend that's throwing good money after bad. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a closer look.

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Cheryle Jackson's Bid for Senate Seat

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It's official: Cheryle Jackson is running for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Barack Obama. But what does the political rookie bring to the table? She joins us tonight.

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Hidden Chicago

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Geoffrey Baer shows us what lies beneath the city when he takes us on an underground tour of Chicago.

Sex Doctor Rachael Ross

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Almost half of those living with HIV or AIDS are African American. We talk to a young doctor known for her frank talk to the African American community about a traditionally taboo subject: sex.

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Live Music Wednesday: Dick Prall

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Chicagoan and self-proclaimed "porch pop" musician, Dick Prall performs live in studio.

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DuPage County Votes to Restrict Video Gambling

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DuPage County voted to ban video gambling, a major source of revenue for the state's capital bill, within unincorporated parts of the county. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest details on the decision and how much money the county may lose.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza

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A car that gets 230 miles per gallon--that's the claim General Motors is making regarding the highly anticipated Chevy Volt. The Volt will run partially on electricity, but is it the vehicle that will revolutionize the way we drive? Eddie Arruza and his panel take up the future of the electric car.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver died today at the age of 88. She founded the Special Olympics, which debuted in Chicago in 1968. We look back at her life and legacy.

Treating Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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There's a new way to treat Iraq War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It's a 3-D simulator and it's the first of its kind in Illinois. We see how it works and how it's helping.

Kids & Cell Phones

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How young is too young for a child to have a cell phone? We talk with experts about this new reality.

Balloon Artist Current

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What's more than 6 feet tall, twisted, and full of hot air? We introduce you to a young Chicagoan who crafts giant sculptures made entirely of balloons.

Sen. Durbin on Health Care

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Sen. Durbin said he would support a health care bill that did not include a public option if that meant the bill would come to a full vote before the Senate soon. Eddie Arruza caught up with the senator today and tells us what Durbin's position could mean for health care reform.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett

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The Blackhawks have had an off-season to forget. The latest piece of bad news is the arrest of young superstar Patrick Kane on a felony robbery charge. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel have the latest developments.

Chicago Business

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United Airlines flies into the city, but who are the winners and losers in the deal that brought the company into Chicago's Willis Tower? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780's "Noon Business Hour" has that story, plus the rest of the week's business news.

World War II Planes

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We fly on a fully restored World War II bomber and meet a man who flew 35 missions as a tail gunner.

John Hughes

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We look back at the life and legacy of director and North Shore native John Hughes, who died last Thursday at the age of 59.

Zero Net Energy House

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There is a remarkable new eco-friendly house in the Ravenswood neighborhood that recycles its water and generates more electricity than it will ever use. Geoffrey Baer takes us on a tour of this home of the future.

Viewer Mail

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We hear what you had to say about some of our recent stories when we read some viewer mail.

The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: A rash of robberies in Lincoln Park and the South Side have communities on alert; a scathing report rips the University of Illinois' clouted admissions policies; clout also investigated at Chicago's elite public schools; United Airlines moving their headquarters to the recently renamed Willis Tower; Ford pinning their revival on the new Taurus made right here in Chicago; the Cubs and Sox each battling for first-place; and new Bears quarterback Jay Cutler impressive in training camp.

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Classic Callaway: Julia Child

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For the rest of the summer we'll be replaying the best of John Callaway's interviews over the years. Tonight we take a look back at a 1978 conversation with Julia Child, the subject of the new Meryl Streep movie Julie & Julia.

Texting While Driving Ban

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Governor Quinn signs a bill into law banning texting behind the wheel of a car. Christian Farr was there for the signing, and he joins us with more on the legislation.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza

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Another school clout scandal has come to the surface, this time involving the Chicago Public Schools. Admission practices at some of the district's most selective high schools are currently under scrutiny. Eddie Arruza and his panel go inside the controversy.

United Moving to Willis Tower

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Mayor Daley's defending his decision to give United Airlines $25 million in tax increment financing funds to help pay for its move to Willis Tower. Rich Samuels has the details on the deal that will move 2,800 jobs downtown.

Harry Porterfield

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Chicago journalism legend Harry Porterfield discusses his departure from ABC 7 and his new job at CBS 2.

Ask Geoffrey

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What do a totem pole in Burnham Harbor and the Chicago Cubs curse have in common? The answer to that and more in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

Tracing African-American History

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Evanston native Dino Robinson is a graphic designer by trade, but you might also call him an "accidental historian." Christian Farr introduces us to this man and his mission to uncover the history of African-Americans along the North Shore.

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