Archive for July, 2011

Weekend Events Around Town: 7/22 – 7/24

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! Bodies Among Other Things, Part 1 at the Smart Museum of Art Poet Matthias Regan leads an exploration of the question, where among various objects depicted in paintings do people dwell, in a two-part series at the Smart Museum [...]

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Artist John Himmelfarb

A Chicago artist has discovered that trucks are vehicles of inspiration to him. From a viaduct in Hyde Park to the Chicago Cultural Center, John Himmelfarb is steering his art in some surprising directions. We have the story on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Check out a slideshow of some of Himmelfarb’s truck paintings below. [...]

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Summer Recipes & Gardening Tips

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm with tips on how to manage your garden in the heat. View photos of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s tomatoes below. All photos courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Fournier also taught us how to make a green smoothie and Kale chips [...]

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Mayor Emanuel Announces Reforms in City Contracting

On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chief Procurement Officer Jamie Rhee announced various reforms to improve the transparency, accountability and cost-effectiveness of the city’s contracting process. The reforms will affect the competitive bidding process, establishing an eBay-like Reserve Auction to save the city possibly millions in taxpayer dollars. “In order to advance Chicago as the [...]

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Google+ Breakdown

Technology expert Edward Domain joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to discuss the latest news in a high-tech world, including Google’s newest foray into social networking: Google+. Unlike Google Buzz or Wave, + appears to be here to stay, and consequently the questions on everyone’s mind seem to be what is Google+, and [...]

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Epilepsy Epidemic

The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated to create sophisticated brain modeling technology to unravel the mysteries of epilepsy. Jay Shefsky has the story on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, in this month’s edition of Scientific Chicago. Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a [...]

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Cell Phone Hacking Prevention Tips

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch testified at a hearing on Tuesday in Britain about the phone hacking scandal that shut down his News of the World tabloid and rocked his publishing empire. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we look at the privacy, media and hacking issues surrounding the scandal. Smartphones are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s [...]

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Emanuel Creates Office of New Americans

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the Office of New Americans, a new department devoted to supporting Chicago’s global immigrant communities. “Chicago’s vitality has been built on the strength of immigrant populations that have come to enjoy new freedoms and access new opportunities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I want to make Chicago the most immigrant-friendly city [...]

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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Asteroid Vesta

NASA achieved a major milestone this past weekend. On Friday, July 15, the Dawn spacecraft became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an asteroid more than 100 million miles from earth. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, an astronomer from the Adler Planetarium tells Eddie Arruza what the spacecraft is looking for and [...]

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Famous Chicago Homes For Sale

From Cameron’s house in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s Ravenswood Manor, several famous Chicago homes are now on the market, available to anyone who wishes to purchase a piece of Chicago history. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, WBBM Newsradio 780’s Kris Kridel will discuss those homes, as well as [...]

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Emanuel Introduces Managed Competition to Chicago’s Recycling Program

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes to the city’s Blue Cart Recycling program in order to make it more effective and eventually provide recycling to people throughout the entire city. One change involves the implementation of managed competition. Public and private sector companies will compete to see who can offer the best service at [...]

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More on the Story: Week in Review (7/11 – 7/15)

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week: Monday, July 11: – Got a Question for Sen. Mark Kirk? – Comedian Jeff Garlin Mayoral News: – New City Employee Reimbursement Policy Tuesday, July 12: – ComEd: Power Outage Map – Illinois Beekeeping Mayoral News: – Emanuel Announces Energy Efficiency Program unPHILtered [...]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/15 – 7/17

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! The Chicago Way lit series: Michael Harvey Local author Michael Harvey reads from his new book, We All Fall Down at The Hidden Shamrock. We All Fall Down tells the story of Chicago P.I. Michael Kelly as he searches [...]

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Glessner House

History and architecture combine in one of the more controversially beautiful buildings of its day at the Glessner House Museum. Built in 1886 at 1800 South Prairie Avenue, the Glessner House was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose work proved influential over modern architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Glessners worked [...]

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Mayor Emanuel Highlights Cost-Saving Initiatives

On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with City of Chicago of department leaders and their employees to discuss the progress of current efficiency initiatives aimed at improving city services, achieving cost savings and streamlining operations. “I commend these departments for the real progress they are making,” said Mayor Emanuel. “The entire city government should be [...]

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