Archive for May, 2010

Live web chat with attorney and autism advocate Areva Martin

Attorney and autism advocate Areva Martin participated in a live web chat on May 26, 2010, after her appearance on Chicago Tonight to discuss her new book, The Everyday Advocate. You can read a transcript of the discussion below.

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At Museum, ‘RoboSue’ Roars to Life

The Field Museum of Natural History will open an exhibit this week of a reincarnated Sue — their iconic Tyrannosaurus rex — as a lifelike animatronic creature that turns its head to track visitors’ movements and lets out a loud roar.

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The Blackhawks get closer to the Stanley Cup

The Blackhawks swept their way into the Stanley Cup Finals last night.  View a slideshow of the Blackhawks players here.

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Monarch Butterflies

When he’s not playing French horn with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has a rather unusual hobby. Chicago Tonight met Dan Gingrich and his monarch butterflies.

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Firefighter Supreme Court case

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the City of Chicago today. The winners: 6,000 African-Americans who claim they were prevented from becoming firefighters because of discrimination. Chicago Tonight talked to the chief civil rights lawyer on the case about today’s decision that could cost the city millions. Read the full text of […]

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Pension funds

Our state’s underfunded pension fund is a ticking time bomb just waiting to explode. But Illinois isn’t alone — several pension funds across the country will run out within the next decade.  Chicago Tonight talked to a finance professor about the drastic action needed to avoid a nationwide financial meltdown.

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Recipes from Rick Bayless

Oaxacan Black Mole with Braised Chicken Mole Negro Oaxaqueño I’d venture to say that anyone who has traveled to Oaxaca, the beautifully preserved colonial city in Southern Mexico, has eaten black mole at least once. It is the regional specialty–on every restaurant menu, at every fiesta. And, quite expectedly, not all black moles are crafted […]

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State Comptroller Dan Hynes and Republican State Sen. Kirk Dillard

The runners-up in the Illinois gubernatorial primary, State Comptroller Dan Hynes and Republican State Sen. Kirk Dillard, visited Chicago Tonight to talk about the state’s budget mess and whether the current candidates for governor really have all the answers.

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Living Kidney Donation

One Chicago woman became a domino that allowed eight people to get a life-saving kidney, and altruistic living kidney donations are on the rise.  Here are some resources about kidney transplant programs.

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Rehabbing and greening a Frank Lloyd Wright house

An architect is putting up his own money to transform a rundown Frank Lloyd Wright house in Glencoe into a green home for the 21st century.

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Chat live with a Chicago Botanic Garden expert!

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier, manager of school and community gardening, participated in a live web chat on Thursday, May 13, just after her discussion on Chicago Tonight. Read a transcript of the discussion below.

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All-girls charter school celebrates 10 years of success

As the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago on the South Side reaches its ten-year anniversary, its mission to educate young ladies remains unwavering and in demand.

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Ask your cooking questions in a live chat

Questions about grilling, baking, or cooking this spring? Natalie Slater of Bake and Destroy, Angie Montroy of Angie’s Pantry, and Dana Joy Altman of Real Food Rehab participated in a live web chat just after their discussion on Chicago Tonight.

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Spending and borrowing billions in the Illinois state budget

This week, the Illinois state legislature is debating Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed $52 billion budget for 2011. The budget suggests cutting spending by approximately $1.8 billion and borrowing more than $10 billion for general operating costs.

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