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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight December 7, 2016 - Full Show

Chicago Tonight

December 7, 2016 - Full Show

Watch the Dec. 7, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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December 7, 2016 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight

December 6, 2016 - Full Show

Watch the Dec. 6, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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December 6, 2016 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight

December 5, 2016 - Full Show

Watch the Dec. 5, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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December 5, 2016 - Full Show

27:05

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight The Week in Review: Legislative Veto Session Turns Ugly

Chicago Tonight

The Week in Review: Legislative Veto Session Turns Ugly

Joel Weisman and guests discuss the legislative veto session, Chicago's deadly year & more

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The Week in Review: Legislative Veto Session Turns Ugly

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Budget Crisis Hurting Public Safety, State’s Attorneys Say

Chicago Tonight

Budget Crisis Hurting Public Safety, State’s Attorneys Say

Prosecutors warn Illinois' budget impasse is damaging public safety.

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Budget Crisis Hurting Public Safety, State’s Attorneys Say

10:24

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight CPS Board Approves Revised Budget With $215M Gap

Chicago Tonight

CPS Board Approves Revised Budget With $215M Gap

Chicago Public Schools has a budget, but it could change before the school year ends.

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CPS Board Approves Revised Budget With $215M Gap

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Mayor Emanuel Meets with President-Elect Trump

Chicago Tonight

Mayor Emanuel Meets with President-Elect Trump

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges Donald Trump to not deport thousands of undocumented immigrants.

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Mayor Emanuel Meets with President-Elect Trump

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Web Extra: CPS Inspector General Nick Schuler

Chicago Tonight

Web Extra: CPS Inspector General Nick Schuler

CPS Inspector General Nick Schuler addresses the Chicago Board of Education.

Web Extra: CPS Inspector General Nick Schuler

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Chicago Officials Look to Reeducate Public on Recycling

Chicago Tonight

Chicago Officials Look to Reeducate Public on Recycling

What city officials are doing to reverse dropping participation rates.

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Chicago Officials Look to Reeducate Public on Recycling

5:56

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight CPD Mulling Changes to Use of Force Policy

Chicago Tonight

CPD Mulling Changes to Use of Force Policy

Just when is an officer allowed to use a firearm or other weapon in a tense situation?

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CPD Mulling Changes to Use of Force Policy

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Rauner to Sign Controversial Energy Bill as Debate Rages On

Chicago Tonight

Rauner to Sign Controversial Energy Bill as Debate Rages On

We hear from both sides of the debate over the Future Energy Jobs Bill.

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Rauner to Sign Controversial Energy Bill as Debate Rages On

9:44

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Springfield Standoff: Lawmakers Weigh In on Budget Stalemate

Chicago Tonight

Springfield Standoff: Lawmakers Weigh In on Budget Stalemate

Legislative leaders are still bickering – with no budget compromise in sight.

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Springfield Standoff: Lawmakers Weigh In on Budget Stalemate

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