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Chicago Tonight hosted a live candidate forum with contenders for the office of Mayor of Chicago, including the incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, and businessman Willie Wilson.

MY CHICAGO Debuts on WTTW

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WTTW’s newest show takes you around town with well-known residents.  Hosts Odette Yousef and Mark Bazer tell us about the new WTTW series that starts on Friday, April 25.

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As a WTTW viewer, we know you care about our community and its issues. As part of the Chicago Community Trust initiative, On the Table, 10,000 people across the region will share a meal on May 12 to discuss ideas about the future of the Chicago region. 

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Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died at age 93. We look back at a clip featuring Rooney from our archives. Watch the full 1989 program about child stars called When We Were Young: Growing up on the Silver Screen.

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Geoffrey Baer's newest program -- A Taste for the Past: Architect Pier Carlo Bontempi -- is a profile of a little-known Italian architect who is this year's winner of the Driehaus Prize, a prestigious, Chicago-based award for architects who design classical and traditional buildings. It debuts on WTTW11 at 8:00 pm Thursday. Geoffrey joins us to tell us about his adventures in Italy. Watch an anecdote from Bontempi's childhood, read an interview with the documentary's producer and co-writer, and see behind-the-scenes photos from Ialy.

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Chicago actor, writer and director Harold Ramis died at age 69. Watch web extra video interviews with Ramis from WTTW's archives.

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Nelson Mandela died at age 95. Watch web extra videos about the anti-apartheid icon from WTTW's archives.

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What can parents and caregivers do to prepare middle school students for educational success? WTTW’s list of 10 suggestions includes staying in contact with teachers, knowing your child’s friends, and making attendance and punctuality a priority. Read an article.

A High Priestess of the Piano and Her Early Start on WTTW

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A concert pianist of the highest order, Inna Faliks can be as dramatic or as subtle as a great stage actor.

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Chicago cop-turned-actor Dennis Farina died today at age 69. Watch web extra video of Farina from WTTW's archives.

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Blues singer Bobby Bland died at age 83. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of a lifetime achievement Grammy Award, Bland had a memorable performance in WTTW studios back in 1977 on Soundstage with B.B. King. Watch the web extra video.

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10 Buildings That Changed America is the name of Geoffrey Baer’s new PBS special debuting nationwide on May 12. He joins us with a preview.

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Bud Herseth, the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpeter, died Saturday at 91. We revisit our 2004 conversation with Herseth -- as well as John Callaway's 1978 conversation with prima ballerina Maria Tallchief -- who died last week as well.

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Former longtime New York Mayor Ed Koch died on Friday. We take a look back at interviews with Koch from the WTTW archives.

Weisman Tries Out For WTTW Job

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Joel Weisman talks with John Callaway in this 1974 audition tape produced prior to Weisman being hired to work on WTTW’s Public News Center.

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We take a new look at the original funny ladies in TV history.