Stories by Yasmin Rammohan

Government Shutdown: Day 9

President Obama invites House Democrats to a meeting at the White House to discuss the budget crisis. Is the government shutdown nearing its end? Carol Marin and her guests have analysis. Watch web extra videos.

Web Extra: Voices from Nairobi

Elizabeth Brackett Reports from Kenya

Chicago Tonight Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett is currently in Nairobi, not far from Westgate Shopping Mall, the site of a terrorist attack launched by Islamic radicals that killed dozens of shoppers and injured more than 170 people. Watch web extra interviews.

Koschman Death Investigation Ends

Special prosecutor Dan Webb announced that there will be no new indictments in the death investigation of 21-year-old David Koschman. Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew, Richard Vanecko, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Koschman's 2004 death. Carol Marin has the details. Watch a web extra video.

Web Extra: Timeline of Key Events in Jackson Saga

View a timeline of Chicago Tonight's coverage of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson from 2009-2013.

"Mosque Alert"

A playwright uses the internet to develop a new script about the fight to build a suburban mosque. We get a preview of Mosque Alert by Silk Road Rising and Jamil Khoury. Watch a video and read an interview.

Quinn Suspends Pay to IL Lawmakers for Pension Stalemate

Gov. Pat Quinn suspended the salary of Illinois lawmakers for failing to reach a compromise on pension reform. Listen to Quinn's full announcement and read reaction.

Web Extra: Teen Pregnancy Ad Campaign Q&A

We spoke with Sara Schwarzbaum, professor in the family counseling department at Northeastern Illinois University and founder of Couples Counseling Associates in Chicago, to get her thoughts on the impact of the ad campaign featuring pregnant boys.

Breast Cancer Debate

Angelina Jolie sparks a national conversation about breast cancer treatment. We take a look at some options available for women.

Evaluating the Mayor

We take a closer look at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s accomplishments, disappointments and approval ratings during his first two years in office.

Q&A with CTU President Karen Lewis

We spoke with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis about school safety, closings and more. Read what she had to say.

Sen. Kirk Announces Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Sen. Mark Kirk reversed his stance on same-sex marriage by announcing support for it on his website.

New Film Tells Story of India's Water Crisis

A new documentary takes you deep inside India's clean water crisis through the eyes of Northwestern University students struggling to figure out how they can help – or whether they can at all. It premieres on WTTW11 at 9:00 pm. We get a preview.

Barefoot Running

A barefoot runner makes the case for leaving your shoes at home – even in the winter.

Marimba Ensemble

Marimba music fills a South Side church and creates opportunities for young musicians. We have the story.

"Bobby the Burger"

They call him "Bobby the Burger." He may be the world's leading expert on a particular hamburger machine. It was invented by his great-grandfather and some say it revolutionized fast food. Jay Shefsky has the story.

Chicago Tonight Set Gets A Makeover

Chicago Tonight gets a new look. View a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns from Congress

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing ongoing health concerns and acknowledging a federal investigation.

Mies van der Rohe

Modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the subject of a new biography. We talk with authors Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst about the work and life of a German emigrant who changed the American landscape.

International Baccalaureate Program

A Chicago Public Schools program that gets students into better colleges and helps them stay there is expanding. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

Chicago Public Schools Gets New CEO

A new Chicago Public Schools CEO was named Friday after news broke that the current chief resigned after just 17 months on the job.

Chicago Tonight Obama Video Featured on FRONTLINE

On Oct. 9, PBS’ FRONTLINE will present The Choice 2012, a two-hour long documentary outlining definitive portraits of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Stand Tall

Bullying is a national problem that can have extreme consequences. A new manual designed for educators helps them learn how to approach the topic with kids. The author of this innovative teaching aid joins us.

Web Extra: Parents Storm Board of Ed

There are outspoken parents on both sides of the strike. Some parents are in support of teachers, while others are in support of CPS and the school board.

Manilow Sculptures

Icarus, 1975; Artist: Charles Ginnever

We take you to a prairie setting filled with gigantic works of art.


"Bobby the Burger"

They call him "Bobby the Burger." He may be the world's leading expert on a particular hamburger machine. It was invented by his great-grandfather and some say it revolutionized fast food. Jay Shefsky has the story.