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1-on-1 with Rahm Emanuel
Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel is credited for the Democratic sweep of Congress. We'll chat with him about the political process, the priorities, and the press.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
What do Chinese business people know about Chicago? Not as much as some local civic and business leaders would like. We'll hear what might be done to market Chicago in China.

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Milton Friedman, the legendary Nobel Prize-winning Chicago economist, died today at age 94. Eddie Arruza and his panel will look at the legacy of one of the world's most influential economists. Guests: Sam Peltzman, Leo Melamed and Joseph Bast

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Election Day 2006

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Eat Your Veggies!
Even more evidence is out today that eating leafy green veggies will protect your brain.
We'll hear from the Rush University Medical Center 's epidemiologist with more details.

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A Gay Gene?
Nature or nurture — what determines sexual orientation? We'll hear from a Northwestern researcher whose study could determine whether there's a gay gene. Learn more about the study.

News Analysis with Elizaeth Brackett
Five-year old Diamond Brownridge is clinging to life after a dental procedure Saturday left her in a coma. Elizabeth Brackett and her guests look at some of the questions all parents should ask before their children undergo dental procedures.

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Big Box Controversy
Mayor Daley has vetoed the big box ordinance. We'll have a report from Rich Samuels and hear from aldermen with opposing views on this contentious issue.

Rahm Emanuel
Congressman Rahm Emanuel sits down with Joel Weisman to talk about his new book, "The Plan," which he hopes will lead Democrats to victory in the upcoming elections.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Mayoral candidates lining up, Mayor Daley still coy about his election plans, the changing face of State Street, AT&T hiking phone rates, Chicago Public Schools set to open next week, the White Sox nab wild-card lead, and Bears QB Rex Grossman finally finds the end zone.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent Paul Salopek is being held in the Sudan on charges of espionage. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel discuss the perils of reporting abroad.

Political Hiring
Interim Cook County Board President Bobby Steele bans political hiring. Rich Samuels will be here with the latest on allegations of clout at the county building.

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Cook County Debrief
Will Cook County join the city in getting a federal monitor overseeing its hiring practices? That's what Republican candidate for Cook County Board President is demanding. Eddie Arruza will have the latest on alleged patronage hiring at the county level.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Mayor Daley weighs in on the city ban on foie gras. Elizabeth Brackett's panel includes the alderman who proposed the ban. Guests: Ald. Joseph Moore, Chris Robling, Paul Green

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Obama in Africa
Illinois' U.S. Senator Barack Obama has visited Nelson Mandela's prison cell. We'll be joined on the phone by Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet, who is in South Africa, travelling with the senator on his journey through the continent.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Democrats bicker at state fair, deportation battle at local church, former alderman Ed Vrdolyak targeted by the feds, downtown condo sales tank, statewide ACT scores on the rise, more than 10,000 public school kids homeless, the Sox get ready for the Twins, and the PGA championship tees off at Medinah.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Chicago now has the highest gas prices in the nation. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel discuss the reasons why. Guests: David Sykuta, Rebecca Stanfield

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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.

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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.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Although people often joke about having so-called "senior moments," a new Chicago study says they actually could be early signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel will take up this new development.

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Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
New curfew crackdown punishes parents, maximum tax hike for public schools again, an attempt to oust John Stroger fails, Governor Blagojevich airs new negative commercials, Midway airport lands federal safety dollars, and the White Sox battle for first-place.

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