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Anita Alvarez on "Chicago Tonight"

We talk with State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez about the Laquan McDonald investigation and why she thinks voters should give her another four years in office. 

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After posting bail, Jason Van Dyke, the officer accused of killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, is released from jail.

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Laquan McDonald

With each passing day, there are more questions than answers in the Laquan McDonald shooting case. Joining us to discuss the case are Chicago Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and editorial board member Mary Mitchell. 

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Higher taxes are coming to Cook County, new rules on drones are in the works for the city of Chicago, and Mayor Emanuel has a message for aldermen in the wake of the departure of Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan. Paris Schutz has the full rundown.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week, including the announcement by the CPD that they have a strong suspect in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee; state Rep. Ken Dunkin’s decision to break with Democrats again; and medical marijuana’s debut in Illinois.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the guilty plea of Dennis Hastert in a mysterious hush-money case, reports of a federal investigation surrounding Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, the mayor's budget that sailed through City Council, and other top stories of the week.

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The City Council’s Finance committee voted today to approve a record $543 million property tax increase over the next four years. But was the vote closer than expected? And will aldermen go along with garbage fee hikes and a possible new Uber fee? Paris Schutz has the story.

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From three Chicago MacArthur Foundation fellowship winners to Chicago aldermen calling for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s ouster amid a rise in violence to the Bears first victory of the season: Test your news knowledge with this week's set of questions

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Aldermen grill Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at City Hall after the City Council's Black Caucus calls for his ouster. How McCarthy responded and what the mayor had to say.

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From Alice the corpse plant to liquid water on Mars to the Chicago Bears: Test your news knowledge with this week's set of questions.

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Mayor Emanuel unveils his much anticipated doomsday budget proposal. How much pushback will it get from residents and aldermen? We ask four of them.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins "Chicago Tonight" on Thursday to discuss his proposed $7.8 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. We’ll ask him about the tax and fee hikes he’s pitching. What questions do you have for the mayor?

Mayor: ‘We have to right our financial ship’

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday unveiled his proposed 2016 budget. Included is a $543 million property tax increase that would be phased in, beginning with a $318 million hike this year. Fees on garbage collection and ride-sharing services – including taxis – and a new tax on e-cigarettes aim to plug the city's budget hole.

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