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Will Rep. Ken Dunkin Face Wrath of Speaker Madigan?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

UPDATE: State Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, appeared Wednesday on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" and defended his decision to not cast votes on two Democra...

Watch: What Does Gov. Rauner's Budget Proposal Mean for Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.21.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Gov. Bruce Rauner didn't just deliver his Budget Address on Wednesday. He detonated a bomb over state budgeting practices and philosophy that have guided Illinois government finances for at least 12 years.

Petcoke Piles: We Should All Stand Up for Chicago's Southeast Side

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The issue of petcoke is just beginning to make itself known. Part of the expansion of the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana to take Canadian tar sands is the addition of the world’s second largest coker.

Walsh Slams Buffett's Tax Hikes, Appears On Chicago Tonight Wednesday

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's (R-Ill.) scheduled appearance on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" Wednesday will cover the economy, debt and revelations about his perso...

WATCH: Quinn And Brady Bicker Through Final Governor's Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By: Deanna Bellandi CHICAGO (AP)-- The major party candidates for Illinois governor repeatedly questioned each other's honesty and competence Thursda...

WATCH: Illinois Senate Candidates Exchange Harsh Words, Old Accusations In Final Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BY: CHRISTOPHER WILLS CHICAGO (AP) -- The candidates for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat assailed each other as immature, indecisive and...

WATCH: Plummer Strays From Running Mate Brady On Abortion Issue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After his painfully awkward appearance on "Chicago Tonight" in April, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Jason Plummer returned to the show ...

WATCH: Berrios Gets Grilled On 'Chicago Tonight'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The two leading candidates for Cook County Assessor appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" last night, but it was the Democrat who came under fire for m...

Scott Lee Cohen's Political Future: 'Leaving All My Doors And Windows Open' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen announced Sunday that he would step down as the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, and since has been making his rounds on te...

Feder: Where Is The African-American Presence On "Chicago Tonight"?

Vocalo | Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The idea of a Chicago television news operation without a single African American reporter or anchor on staff seems like a throwback to some other era...

Alderman Gets Heated Defending Parking Meter Deal: 'It's None Of Your Damn Business' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" assembled a panel to discuss the the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organ...

John Callaway, Legendary Chicago Journalist, Dies At 72

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Callaway, the iconic Chicago newsman who was a fixture on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" since its inception, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Racine,...