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Thursday, June 15, 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!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Emerald Ash Borer
While it may look harmless, the Emerald Ash Borer has the potential to wipe out 20% of Chicago's trees. An expert will tell us what it is and what can be done to save the ash trees in Illinois. For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, click here. If you suspect infestation in your area, contact one of the following:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Laski Sentencing
Disgraced Chicago City Clerk James Laski was shown some mercy at his sentencing today. But he will still do time in federal prison. Eddie Arruza reports on what awaits the highest ranking city official to be toppled by the Hired Truck corruption scandal.

Monday, June 12, 2006

World Cup Fever
Our Elizabeth Brackett explores the growing fan base for World Cup soccer.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
There's turmoil at the Tribune Company over a $2 billion stock buy-back plan that's riling key investors. Carol Marin and her panel weigh in on the future of the media giant.

Friday, June 09, 2006

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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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
It's been three months since John Stroger suffered a debilitating stroke, and we still don't know who is - or who should be - running county government. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at the future of the Cook County board. Guests: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Commissioner Tony Peraica, Commissioner Bobbie Steele

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Al Gore's new movie about global warming has triggered a national dialogue. Carol Marin and her guests debate the issue tonight. Guests: Joseph Bast and Barry Matchett

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

Cook County Board Meeting
Rich Samuels has the latest from the today's meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Elizabeth Brackett sits down for a conversation with Eileen Collins, America's first female shuttle commander.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated tonight due to pledge.

Water Limits
Rich Samuels tells us about projected water shortages in Illinois, and what needs to be done about it.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Author John Updike is here. He'll talk with Carol Marin about his latest novel "Terrorist" and how America is being shaped by post-9/11 forces.

Critic for a Day
We'll review the Chicago-made movie, "The Break-Up" with our critic for a day, PR maven, Margie Korshak.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Cook County Board President John Stroger reportedly in fragile condition, political powerhouse George Dunne remembered, labor strife threatens major city projects, ComEd rate hike looming, Daniel Barenboim marks his last days at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the White Sox back from a disastrous road trip.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Deadly Dam
We'll tell you about a controversial solution to a deadly problem on the Fox River. Rich Samuels has the latest on the state's plans to rebuild a dam that claimed three more lives over the Memorial Day weekend.

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Chicago aldermen make nearly $100,000 a year and some of them say they deserve a lot more. Eddie Arruza talks to two aldermen with opposing views. Guests: Ald. Bernie Stone, Ald. Helen Shiller, Jay Stewart

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
The federal government has stopped the development of wind power in Illinois because of fears the turbines will interfere with radar systems. Critics say it has nothing to do with national security but rather the whims of powerful politicians. Carol marin and her panel look behind the controversy. Guests: Michael Polsky, Rene Taylor and Howard Learner

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Remembering George Dunne
Former Cook County board president George Dunne died Sunday at age 93. Rich Samuels brings us the story of a man who, in his day, was one of the most powerful forces in local politics.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Governor Blagojevich wants to sell or lease the state lottery to fund education, motorists brace for Memorial Day traffic, the new King Tut exhibit opens, John Stroger's Republican opponent demands health update, Greg Maddux and the Cubs imploding, and the Bulls big winners in the NBA draft.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
In the wake of last weekend's tragic hit-and-run that killed a four-year old girl near the Lincoln Park Zoo, Eddie Arruza and his panel will look at what can be done to make our streets safer for pedestrians. Guests: Ald. Tom Allen, Joseph Schofer, and Tom Samuels

French Ambassador
Our Christian Farr recently sat down with the French ambassador to the United States to talk about the strained relations between the two countries — and the special relationship between Paris and Chicago.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

John Stroger Update
Eighth ward alderman Todd Stroger responded today to a barrage of reporters' questions regarding the political future of his ailing father. Rich Samuels has the latest in the saga of County Board President John Stroger.

Tuesday, May 23, 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, May 22, 2006

President Bush in Chicago
In a speech in Chicago this morning President Bush called the formation of a new unity government in Iraq a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the president's visit.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Today the Chicago Sun-Times unveiled its three-part series, "Roti: Chicago's First Family of Clout." We'll talk to reporters Robert Herguth and Tim Novak about what they uncovered about the Rotis' connection to the Hired Truck scandal and to City Hall.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Northwestern University hazing pictures posted on the Internet, Governor Blagojevich allegedly keeping a clout list, stories of political favoritism at the Robert Sorich trial, O'Hare expansion in a holding pattern, zoo and museum tax hike urged, and the Cubs and Sox battle in the Crosstown Classic.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Is your home worth less than it was a year ago? Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a look behind the reports of
a cooling housing market. Guests: Bill Sluis, Paul Kasriel

Deer Overpopulation
Sharpshooters could soon be pointing their guns at the deer of a local nature center. Rich Samuels will tell us why.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Stock Market Watch
The stock market took a 200-point fall today. Economist Robert Stein talks to Phil Ponce about whether or not that should make investors nervous.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Amid allegations of hazing at Northwestern University, we'll take a look at why the women's soccer team has been benched, and why hazing is still so prevalent in college sports. Guests: Terry Bannon, Travis Moyer and Julie Berg-Einhorn

Chicago Stories
In the first of a two-part story, John Callaway has the tale of former Chicago Cub Eddie Waitkus. His life made national headlines when he became the victim of a dark obsession turned violent, right here in Chicago.

Monday, May 15, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
President Bush will deliver a major address concerning immigration this evening. We'll carry the president's speech live, and then Carol Marin and her guests will have reaction here in our studio. Guests: Christine Dudley, Peter Giangreco, and Mike McKeon.

Sorich Trial
The latest political corruption trial is underway in federal court. Elizabeth Brackett will recount today's events.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
The battle is on to succeed Cook County Board President John Stroger, United Airlines may skip town, Chicago takes a hard look at hosting the Olympics, the local real estate scene turning into a buyer's market, Rosemont planning a gigantic water park, and the White Sox top pitcher sidelined.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

News Analysis with Eddie Arruza
Ailing Cook County Board President John Stroger's wife believes it's time for the veteran politician to retire. Now their son, Alderman Todd Stroger, says he's ready to take over, but Commissioner Bobbie Steele says she's a better choice. Eddie Arruza and his panel of commissioners tackle the biggest issues facing the county board, including the question of who exactly is running the $3 billion government.