Global Affairs

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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Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

At 7:00 pm on Chicago Tonight, Ash-har Quraishi fills us in on opening statements in the trial of Tahawwur Rana, a Chicago businessman accused of organizing the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India that left 166 dead. At approximately 11:00 pm on November 26th, 2008, a group of young men entered the city of Mumbai […]

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From Mexico to Chicago: An Undocumented Teen’s Story

Thousands of undocumented immigrants live in the Chicago area; more than 10 million nationwide. Their stories remain mostly untold, out of fear of deportation. But Reyna Wences and her family have decided to share theirs. Reyna came to Chicago in 2000 when she was just 9 years old, along with her mother and younger brother. […]

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Osama bin Laden’s Death: How News Traveled

News of Osama bin Laden’s death broke late Sunday night, but the story had been swirling around the social media sphere for hours beforehand. Chicago Tonight has a time line of how the news traveled from a tweet written just down the street from bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan to the rest of the […]

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President Obama on Osama bin Laden

President Barack Obama announced to the world on Sunday night that Osama bin Laden was killed. The United States conducted an operation that killed the leader of al Qaeda, a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. President Obama praised the Americans who carried out the operation […]

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Royal Wedding Viewing Parties

British Consul General Robert Chatterton Dickson and Blogger Toni Hargis will be on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to discuss the much-anticipated Royal Wedding on Friday. Didn’t score an invite to the big day? No problem! There are several viewing parties across Chicago where you can watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married on […]

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Matt Kelly: Pan Am Pedaler

Most of us like to bike, but few like it this much. Matt Kelly, 27, just finished riding his bicycle from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, widely considered the southernmost city in the world. His total miles logged number more than 17,500. Along the way, he met other cyclists on cross-country trips who […]

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Local E.R. Doctor Discusses Radiation Exposure

People across the world wait anxiously for the next development in the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown scare. This map of Japan shows the potential radius the radiation threat extends from the nuclear power plant with a situation. People from Sendai and Fukushima are being shuttled south to Tokyo, which is just out of harm’s […]

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