CHICAGO TONIGHT: THE WEEK IN REVIEW Celebrates 40 Years on the Air

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Chicago, IL - December 1, 2017

WTTW announced today that the Emmy Award‐winning weekly series CHICAGO TONIGHT: THE WEEK IN REVIEW will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Friday, January 19, 2018 with a one‐hour special at 7:00 pm. The historic milestone will mark JOEL WEISMAN’s final appearance as host and senior editor of the program, a role he has filled since the show’s inception.


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They have been a tradition in Chicago for over one hundred years, and seemingly everyone has fond memories of going to see them. See some of your favorite Christmas windows and learn how they're put together in this episode of Chicago Stories from 2000.
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