Archive for July, 2011

More on the Story: Week in Review (7/25 – 7/29)

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week: Monday, July 25: – Sylvia McNair unPHILtered Blog: – Time Passes Tuesday, July 26: – Ameya Pawar: Alderman of the People – Tips for Greener Living – Gertrude Abercrombie: ‘Midwestern Surrealist’ Mayoral News: – Mayor Emanuel Seeks to Expand Urban Farming unPHILtered Blog: […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/29 – 7/31

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! “West Side Story” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre Broadway’s “West Side Story” is on tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Enjoy this classic musical based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Complete with Leonard Bernstein and Stephen […]

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Mayor Emanuel Launches Interactive Website for 2012 Budget Process

On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed a preliminary projected budget gap of $635.7 million for the City’s 2012 budget. The Mayor also announced the launch of an interactive website about the 2012 budget process so that Chicagoans can share their input, and released the City’s first-ever Annual Financial Analysis. “I have committed to making the […]

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West Side Story

The 1957 musical “West Side Story” is one of the most iconic American musicals, but it rarely tours. The show is expensive to stage and demands a cast who can sing, act and dance like their lives depend on it. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we go backstage alongside a pair of performers with […]

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City Council Meeting

A series of ordinances were introduced in Thursday’s City Council meeting, including the following: –Mayor Emanuel introduced eight ordinances supporting economic development and affordable housing for seniors and low-income renters. According to the Mayor, “Our goal is to foster the development of neighborhoods where commercial and affordable housing, jobs and open spaces contribute to continued […]

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City Council Passes Ethics Reform Ordinance

On Thursday, the Chicago City Council passed an ethics ordinance introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel which will create a level of transparency unprecedented in the history of Chicago’s city government. “I promised during the campaign to reform city government and change the way we do business at City Hall,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Today’s ethics ordinance […]

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Camp TWIG

It looks like a typical summer camp but its mission is far from typical. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Eddie Arruza takes us to Camp TWIG in Winnetka where the kids not only have fun, but learn something important about each other. TWIG, which stands for Together We Influence Growth, began in 1966. It […]

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Saving on Your Cell Phone Bill

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a consumer group, says 9 out of 10 smartphone users are paying too much for data plans. CUB Executive Director David Kolata joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm with information on how you can cut costs on your cell phone bill. On July 7, Verizon Wireless decided to […]

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50 Additional Policemen for CTA

On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Forrest Claypool and CTA Board Chairman Terry Peterson announced that the CTA will spend $10 million to hire 50 full-time police officers from the Chicago Police Academy to patrol Chicago’s rail and bus stations. “The CTA is proud to announce […]

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Ameya Pawar: Alderman of the People

So far, Ameya Pawar appears to be bucking the political system in the way he appoints staff, deals with ward construction projects and runs his ward office. Some say the freshman alderman is the new face of changing politics in Chicago. He was the dark horse candidate in the 47th ward’s last election, and now […]

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Tips for Greener Living

Chicago has become a hub for alternative energy and green energy jobs. Phil Ponce and a panel of experts discuss this and more on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. View a slideshow below of graphics from The Clean Energy Supply Chain in Illinois: Wind, Solar and Geothermal report and the Chicago Climate Action Plan Progress […]

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Mayor Emanuel Seeks to Expand Urban Farming

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago will introduce a new ordinance on Thursday to expand community gardens and urban farms. The ordinance will stimulate economic development, create jobs, and increase the accessibility of healthy food options in Chicago food deserts. “It is unacceptable that thousands of Chicagoans live in communities […]

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Sylvia McNair

Sylvia McNair’s 25-year career covers the musical realms of opera, oratorio, cabaret and musical theater. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and regional Emmy winner. She is also a breast cancer survivor. McNair performs and discusses her latest ventures on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. From the early 1980s to the early 2000s, McNair […]

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More on the Story: Week in Review (7/18 – 7/22)

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week: Monday, July 18: – NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Asteroid Vesta – Famous Chicago Homes For Sale – Blizzard of 2011: Your Videos Mayoral News: – Emanuel Introduces Managed Competition to Chicago’s Recycling Program Tuesday, July 19: – Epilepsy Epidemic – Cell […]

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First Ever Chicago TechWeek Begins

On Friday, TechWeek began as Chicago Chief Technology Officer John Tolva opened the event, held for the first time in Chicago. Tolva gave an address on the “State of Chicago’s Technology and Innovation,” and welcomed Aneesh Chopra, the Chief Technology Officer of the United States. TechWeek consists of four days of conference sessions with more […]

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