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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/5 – 8/7

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on! America’s Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria Televangelist Joel Osteen of mega church Lakewood will preach a special event sermon at the White Sox stadium. It’s a night of ministry that Osteen will be holding at multiple venues […]

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Chicagoans Submit Budget Solution Ideas to Mayor

Last Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of the City’s interactive budget website, and since then the Mayor has contacted some of the more active contributors in order to thank them for sharing their ideas and also further discuss their ideas for solving Chicago’s financial troubles. “The creative ideas streaming into www.ChicagoBudget.org prove the […]

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ER Simulation

For medical students, hands-on experience in the emergency room means high pressure cases, in often life and death situations. Today, medical educators are using new teaching tools that combine state-of-the-art technology and role playing. Inside the emergency room at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, students are getting real-life medical experience in a virtual ER. As […]

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Kingdom Tower

On August 2, Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS + GG) announced that it plans to design Kingdom Tower, which—at over 1,000 meters and with a total construction area of 530,000 square meters—will be the world’s tallest building. Adrian Smith joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm with more on the […]

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Artist Matt Lamb

Chicago artist Matt Lamb’s success story is like no other. Long before he ever picked up a paintbrush, Lamb ran a profitable chain of funeral homes and lived the high life. But he gave up the business, kicked his alcohol habit and tried something he’d never done before — painting. That was more than 30 […]

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Cool Recipes for a Hot Summer

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Randy Zweiban, owner and executive chef of downtown Chicago restaurant Province, demonstrates some cool recipes for a hot summer that won’t require turning on the stove. Check out the two web-exclusive recipes from Chef Zweiban below. Apple Salad 4 Cups Julienned Apples (preferably honey crisp or gala) 3 Cups […]

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Day Trips from Chicago

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, we hear from local author Elisa Drake about her new book: Day Trips from Chicago. The guide offers trip-planning information for adventures you can take close to home. Check out the following excerpt of a day trip to Pontiac, Ill. Click on the image below to view more of […]

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“En Route” in Chicago

Our resident tour guide Geoffrey Baer discovers a whole new way to explore Chicago from a visiting troupe of Australians on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. From July 13 to August 12, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is producing a special edition of One Step at a Time Like This’ En Route. The Australian company has recreated the […]

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CPS Back-to-School Initiatives

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard met to announce investments supporting CPS’ Back-to-School initiatives. “Excellence in education starts with excellent attendance, and the support CPS’ Back-to-School initiatives have received from our city’s business and community leaders confirms just how invested Chicagoans are in our students’ success,” said Mayor Emanuel. […]

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Quinn Signs Illinois DREAM Act

On Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Illinois DREAM Act to establish a privately funded college scholarship program for high school graduates from immigrant families, regardless of legality. Mayor Rahm Emanuel also spoke at the event. “Immigrants are a driving force in our city’s cultural and economic life, and opening the way for all Chicago […]

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Snakes on a Plain

The snakes have escaped from Lincoln Park Zoo. And by all accounts, zoo officials have been complicit in this little scheme. Specifically, we are talking about a silky emerald green species known as the “Smooth Green Snake.” The ones we saw were between one and two feet long, and perhaps 2/3 the circumference of a […]

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Safety Tips and Crime Statistics

If Chicago and Toronto have the same population, then why does Chicago have almost eight times the number of murders each year? WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer joins Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to help us find out. Like any major city, Chicago has its fair share of crime, particularly in the summer when crime rates traditionally […]

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Blagojevich’s Sentencing Date Set

A tentative sentencing date has been set for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, following his conviction on 17 counts during his corruption retrial this summer. U.S. District Judge James Zagel has set the hearing for October 6, 2011. Zagel said Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing could last anywhere from two hours to two days, depending on the […]

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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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