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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

City Hall Scandal
Mayor Daley responded today to the latest allegations of City Hall corruption. Rich Samuels has the mayor's remarks, as well as a barrage of reporters' questions the mayor didn't always answer fully. Read the Sorich Santiago Proffer here.

Monday, April 10, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
A lawsuit was filed in federal court today against 13 south suburban schools. The suit charges the schools with "white flight" for pulling out of the area's racially diverse athletic league for no reason other than race. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel will take a closer look at the charges

Friday, April 07, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Students at Kennedy high school demand police protection, Reverend James Meeks still weighing a run for governor, Anne Burke named to the state Supreme Court, Mayor Daley's office linked to political hiring by ex-aides, Dan Ryan rehab not yet the nightmare predicted, the city calls for buffer zone at Midway Airport, and baseball officially opens.


Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Missing Link?
The missing link between sea and land animals may have been found. We'll hear from the University of Chicago scientist who led the team that made the discovery.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

School Security
Recent violence at Kennedy High School leads to students walking out in protest. Chicago Public School officials call the beating an "isolated incident", but the students think otherwise. Christian Farr joins us with more on the controversy.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Katie Couric will become the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, when she takes over at CBS in September. What does it mean for the future of network news? Carol Marin and her panelists will take up that question.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
To run or not to run - that's the question facing Rev. James Meeks. We'll hear from representatives of the Blagojevich and Topinka camps about their early campaign strategies and their thoughts on the wild card in the race for governor. Guests: John McGovern, Doug Scofield, Laura Washington

Monday, April 03, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
After a three-hour rain-delay, the world champion White Sox started the 2006 season with an early morning win over the Cleveland Indians. Carol Marin and her baseball panel will also talk about the Cubs' opening day thumping of the Cincinnati Reds.

Avian Flu
We'll look at research being done in Chicago that could protect us from the Avian Flu.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Get ready for Dan Ryan gridlock, two new jurors appointed in the George Ryan trial, Rev. James Meeks weighing a run for governor, the city council green-lights plans for the nation's tallest building here, new federal regulations could mean higher gas prices, and the Cubs and Sox ready for a brand-new baseball season.


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dan Ryan Construction
It all begins Friday at midnight - the major reconstruction of the Dan Ryan Expressway. Elizabeth Brackett reports on what's being done — and how to avoid it. Click here for information from IDOT on how to avoid the mess.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fred Hampton Controversy
There were more than a few moments of near chaos at City Hall today as demonstrators tried to storm the council chambers. Rich Samuels was there and has the latest on the controversial measure to rename a street in honor of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Corruption Trial
The corruption trial of former governor George Ryan ...will... continue and jury deliberations ...will... resume tomorrow. Rich Samuels has details on how the judge is proceeding with two alternate jurors.

Monday, March 27, 2006

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
The turmoil at the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan continued today. Late last week, two jurors were found to have possibly lied about prior arrests on their jury questionnaires. Today, Ryan's lawyers objected to replacing those jurors with alternates. It would mean restarting the deliberations which are now in their third week. Rich Samuels reports on the latest happenings at the federal courthouse. Then Elizabeth Brackett and her panel analyze what the twists in the case might mean for Ryan.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Jury problems in the George Ryan corruption trial, we'll recap Tuesday's election results, Cardinal George apologizes for latest sex abuse revelations, DePaul basketball coach Ray Meyer remembered, and the Cubs and Sox days away from season-opener.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

George Ryan Trial
Jurors in former Governor George Ryan's corruption trial received a stern letter from Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer this morning. It was in response to reports that jurors are having personality conflicts and problems in their deliberations. Rich Samuels will have some insights on why the jury is having troubles. Here is the text of Judge Pallmeyer's letter:

"Dear Jurors:

You twelve are the jurors selected to decide this case. In your deliberations, I expect you to treat your fellow jurors with dignity and respect.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Chicago Board of Elections

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

On this primary election day, Christian Farr reports live from the Board of Elections on voter turnout and any available early returns.

Election Information:
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
Cook County Election Department

Monday, March 20, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Archdiocesan Report
A report released today says the Chicago Archdiocese committed numerous errors in its handling of recent sex abuse allegations. Francis Cardinal George says he accepts complete responsibility. Rich Samuels reports on what that Cardinal had to say and what steps the Catholic Church in Chicago says it will take to deal with abuse cases in the future.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
County Board President John Stroger suffers a stroke, we'll handicap the big political races, stray gunfire claims another child in Englewood, a sweeping smoking ban passes in suburban Cook County, and the Fighting Illini victorious in March Madness opener.


Thursday, March 16, 2006

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Carol Marin talks with Republican candidates for governor of Illinois in a special forum made possible by the City Club of Chicago.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Stroger's Health
We'll bring you the latest on the health of Cook County Board President John Stroger, who suffered a stroke yesterday.

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Carol Marin talks with the Democratic candidates in the hotly contested 6th Congressional District primary. Guests: Tammy Duckworth, Christine Cegelis, and Lindy Scott

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Chicago Matters
The funding of Illinois schools is one of the challenges that will face the next governor. Tonight, as part of our Chicago Matters series, "Valuing Education," gubernatorial candidates gives us their thoughts on what's wrong with school funding in the state and what needs to be done.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Chicago Tonight is abbreviated this week for pledge programming.

Corruption Trial
Jury deliberations began this morning in the corruption trial of former governor George Ryan and businessman Larry Warner. After nearly six months of listening to the evidence, jurors must decide whether the two men are guilty or innocent on each of the 22 charges against them. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
Governor Blagojevich finally speaks out on hate commission, GOP gubernatorial candidates take off the gloves, George Ryan's corruption trial coming to an end, a drunken man wanders on to the runway at Midway Airport, Chicago-native Kirby Puckett dies, and did Dusty Baker know about Barry Bonds alleged steroid use?


Thursday, March 09, 2006

News Analysis with Carol Marin
Carol Marin will talk with Democratic candidate for governor Edwin Eisendrath. Governor Blagojevich declined our invitation for a joint appearance with Mr. Eisendrath.

Firehouse Allegations
Mayor Daley today reacted to a new allegation of firehouse sex on city time. and an alderman suggested the remedy is an eight-hour day for firefighters. Rich Samuels has details.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Candidate for Cook County Board President
Carol Marin interviews Forrest Claypool, a democrat running for Cook County Board President. Claypool's opponent, incumbent president John Stroger, declined our invitation to participate.

Clean Air Concerns
Health care professionals sounded off in Chicago today against proposed federal regulations they say don't go far enough to reduce airborn soot. Rich amuels has their story - and a second opinion.