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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
The internet has become a social gathering place for many people. But a new study has uncovered some surprising facts about where young people go when they're online. Eddie Arruza talks to Northwestern University researcher Eszter Hargittai.

Urban Chickens
Will the City Council banish live chickens from Chicago's residential neighborhoods? Rich Samuels introduces us to three hens and their owner, all of whom plan to fight City Hall.

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The Week in Review at 7pm
Former Governor George Ryan reports to prison, the feds investigating City Hall influence in Bridgeport real estate deals, the plunging stock market shocks investors this week, the test score gap between white and minority public high school students widening, more than 30 public schools now on a year-round schedule, the Bulls finally win their first game of the season, and the rested Bears get ready for the Raiders.

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George Ryan to Prison
His options have expired and George Ryan is going to federal prison tomorrow. Rich Samuels brings us the latest.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The CTA barely avoided yet another doomsday deadline this weekend after the governor came up with another band-aid solution. Elizabeth Brackett sits down with CTA president Ron Huberman to find out what he thinks of all the transit drama.

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CTA Doomsday
CTA president Ron Huberman today predicted the worst is yet to come for mass transit riders. Rich Samuels tells us about the agency's dire predictions for next year.

News Analysis with Christian Farr
If Mayor Daley has his way, you'll be paying more for practically everything. Christian Farr and his panel take a look at the mayor's massive tax hike proposal. Guests: Bennett Johnson III, City of Chicago Budget Director; Ald. Ricardo Munoz; Ald. Joe Moore

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State Budget Impasse Continues
As the 10-week-old budget stalemate continues in Springfield, voter discontent is on the rise. Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn joins us to talk about a resolution introduced Monday to institute recall elections here in Illinois. We'll also hear how CTA president Ron Huberman and AFSCME's Roberta Lynch are dealing with the prolonged budget impasse and find out how their worst-case scenarios could affect you.

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Cook County Round-Up
From the county building today come strong hints of a tax increase next year. Rich Samuels has the latest on that, and on allegations of racism in the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Mayor Daley's announcement about a $200 million city budget shortfall caught some by surprise. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel of aldermen take a look at what the shortfall might mean for city residents. Guests: Ald. Bernard Stone, Ald. Howard Brookins, Ald. George Cardenas

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
Senator Obama riding high in the latest presidential polls, Governor Blagojevich pushes plan to lease the state's lottery again, Chicago's public school death toll reaches 31, we'll take a closer look at the 10 o'clock news wars, the White Sox drop 10 their last 12 games, and the Bears Tank Johnson suspended for half the season.

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
The University of Chicago just received an anonymous $100 million grant to be used to help lower income students afford the elite school. How are students affording college? What do schools owe them? Guests: Michael Behnke, University of Chicago; Lon Kaufman, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Keith Todd, Northwestern University

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City Council Wrap-Up
Mayor Daley and new members of the Chicago City Council were sworn in today. Elizabeth Brackett was there and tells us what's on the new council's agenda.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Since last year's huge immigration rallies around the country, the issue has been on the forefront of Capitol Hill. Today the U.S. Senate is pushing what may be its last attempt at major reform during this presidency. Guests: Jim Oberweis

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Vrdolyak Indicted
Federal prosecutors say former Chicago alderman Eddie Vrdolyak has been indicted on charges of fraud and bribery. Rich Samuels was at the federal building and will have all the details. Read the Vrdolyak Indictment

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News Analysis with Eddie Arruza

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Obama in the Headlines
Sen. Barack Obama said today that America can still play the role of preeminent world leader. But it was local politics that got him in trouble on the Sun-Times' front page. New ties between indicted power broker Tony Rezko and Obama have surfaced. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
CBS and MSNBC pull the plug on Don Imus, Chicago's aldermanic runoff election on Tuesday, Mayor Daley makes final pitch for the Olympics, public school teachers furious over lost laptops, the Cubs and Sox in action, and the Bulls accused of running up the score for Big Macs.

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Chicago Spire
Internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava unveils his newest plan for North America's tallest building — a soaring condo tower planned for the mouth of the Chicago River. The new design wowed the crowd, but have the architect and developer silenced their critics? Geoffrey Baer will tell us.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Curie High School students are furious after the ouster of their principal by the local School Council. Do LSCs have too much power? Elizabeth Brackett and her panel weigh in on the debate. Guests: Laurie Watts Branch, Murray Language Academy LSC; Tracy Dell'Angela, Chicago Tribune; and Patrick Rocks, Chicago Public Schools

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CPS Gains
Mayor Daley reacts to the gains Chicago Public School students posted on state achievement tests. Rich Samuels will be here with the story behind the numbers.

Jennifer Hudson
Today is Jennifer Hudson day in Chicago and the city celebrated her return home. Elizabeth Brackett sits down with the Chicago "Dreamgirl" to talk about her recent rise to fame and her Oscar win.

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