Archive for August, 2011

Chicago Tonight’s New Website

Chicago Tonight has moved! Check out our new website here. You’ll find all of our More on the Story content integrated within each show segment post, archived video and more.

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Performance Incentives Announced for Chicago Principals

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials announced the formation of the Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC), a principal training and support program designed to ensure that every school has a highly effective leader who can drive the change needed to improve student achievement and graduate every student college and career ready. […]

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More on the Story: Week in Review (8/8 – 8/12)

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week: Monday, August 8: – On the Record – Daren Wendell: Swim to Chicago Tuesday, August 9: – Race Study can Predict Ability to Remember Faces – Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Leadership – Chase to Bring More Than 400 Jobs to […]

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/12 – 8/14

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! Baby Wants Candy: The Rock Musical at Apollo Theater Musical theater and improv combine in Baby Wants Candy: The Rock Musical. An Apollo Theater staple, Baby Wants Candy is the world’s premier musical improvisational theater company. The group began […]

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Ragdale

In 1976, Ragdale officially became a nonprofit artists’ community and retreat, but the site has been home to artists since it was built by Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1897. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we take a look at Ragdale under renovation to see what’s in store for its […]

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“The Interrupters”

The Interrupters is a new documentary about the fight against violence on Chicago streets. Director/producer Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, whose original article inspired the film, join us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, along with one of the Violence Interrupters. The film follows a year in the life of the city of Chicago as […]

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Consumer Tips from “The Fixer”

We’ve all had frustrating experiences calling customer service. But what is life like for the person answering the phone? Chicago Sun-Times’ “The Fixer” columnist Stephanie Zimmermann will have a report from inside those call centers on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. What can consumers do to improve their experiences when dealing with customer service representatives? […]

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Blues Camp

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Jay Shefsky goes behind the scenes of a summer camp for kids dedicated to the Blues. The moment Nancy Rice heard about Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp, she knew it would be perfect for her grandsons, Peyton and Carlton McDowell. The Blues might not be the preferred music for most […]

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A-Paddling We Will Go

Intrepid reporter reluctantly accepts his assignment to enjoy new beach sport on a gorgeous summer day Forget swimming and jet skiing. Give the yacht a break. There’s a new way to take on the tempestuous waters of Lake Michigan. It’s not exactly surfing or kayaking. It’s not exactly propelling a gondola, but it’s a hybrid […]

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New Efficiency Plans for the Department of Buildings

On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new plan for the Department of Buildings to increase efficiency when attaining building permits, and by decreasing time it takes to get permits, also decrease the number of taxpayer dollars the Department spends. “We are taking much-needed steps to increase efficiency and decrease the time it takes developers […]

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Race Study can Predict Ability to Remember Faces

Not being able to tell the difference between people of another race has typically been seen as a sign of racism. But the idea that “they all look alike” is actually something researchers have studied for decades. And social scientists say it may have more to do with the wiring in our brains than any […]

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Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Leadership

The annual Chicago Air & Water show gets underway on Aug. 20 and 21. We talk to the city’s new Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Michelle Boone, about this and the uncertain future of arts in Chicago given the budget constraints on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Watch a video about the upcoming event below. On May […]

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Chase to Bring More Than 400 Jobs to Chicago

Chase will create more than 400 news jobs in Chicago by the end of 2012 and will open four new branches in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday. “By creating new jobs in neighborhoods across Chicago, this expansion will help kick-start economic growth in communities throughout our city,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This announcement […]

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On the Record

Chicago Doctors Sound Off on a Key and Controversial Switch in Patient Care You go to the doctor. You sign in at the reception desk and have a seat. There are, of course, stacks of old magazines. There’s usually bad artwork on the wall. And, most likely behind the receptionist counter, there are shelves of […]

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Daren Wendell: Swim to Chicago

After swimming 50.6 miles from New Buffalo, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois, Darren Wendell raised about $12,000 to fund two wells in Africa. We talk with Wendell on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm about his fundraising efforts and his two-day swim. To view a slideshow of his swim, click on the image below. In 2008, Wendell […]

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