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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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Lukas Verzbicas: Future of American Distance Running

It was a cold, rainy afternoon at Icahn Stadium in New York – hardly ideal conditions for running. Fifteen high school athletes toed the line at the Adidas Dream Mile, getting ready to take on the most historic barrier in running: the four-minute mile. Only one individual, however, would earn the adulation of the crowd […]

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Frank Thomas on ‘Going Yard’

Frank Thomas is considered by many to be the greatest White Sox player of all time. He joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to talk about Going Yard: The Everything Home Run Book. Written by Lew Freedman, the book is a comprehensive history of the home run from baseball’s beginnings in the late […]

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Ernie Banks’ Career as a Cub

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Chicago Tribune baseball columnist Phil Rogers joins us to discuss his latest book, Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of ’69. Here is an excerpt from the book and a slideshow of Banks’ greatest days. Excerpt from Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of ‘69: All of […]

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Steve Stone & Harry Caray

In 1983, Steve Stone became a commentator for the Chicago Cubs, where he teamed for 14 years with Hall of Fame announcer Harry Caray. To see Harry Caray’s April 16, 1985 appearance on Chicago Tonight, check out the video below:

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History of Parkour

Parkour is a physical discipline where participants use speed and efficiency to move forward freely from point A to B, negotiating obstacles along the way and using only their bodies and the environment. Jumping, rolling, climbing, swinging and wall scaling are all techniques that are used in Parkour. It is most commonly practiced in urban […]

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Local Dad Builds Bicycles for People with Special Needs

Steven Cohen, founder of JoRide Bicycles, started his business accidentally. He was trying to build a bike for his autistic son, Joey; one that would fit his son’s unique needs. The design of the bike was adapted especially for Joey, allowing him to experience the joy of bike riding. So Cohen took that bike model […]

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