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  • Newsviews: Careerbuilder
  • Michael Erwin of Careerbuilder talks about how college graduates are being prepared for job-seeking.
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  • Newsviews: Heroin Education Pt.1
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called the increase in heroin related deaths an 'urgent and growing public health crisis.'
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  • Senators Matt Murphy and Dan Kotowski discuss Gov. Pat Quinn's $66.9 billion budget proposal.
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  • Newsviews: Morgan Stanley?s Steven Esposito - Part 1
  • Steven Esposito from Morgan Stanley talks about retirement planning after the newly released Retirement Confidence Survey finds that only 18 percent of Americans are very confident they'll have enough money for a comfortable retirement, 24 percent are not at all confident.
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  • Newsviews: I-DOT Road Construction Pt. 1
  • We're all happy to say goodbye to winter, but according to the old joke, here in Chicago, that means the start of the other season 'construction season.'
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  • Newsviews: Dan Rutherford Pt. 1
  • With just over two weeks until the primary election, our guest is Illinois state treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford.
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  • Newsviews: Bill Brady on social issues
  • Republican candidate for governor State Senator Bill Brady and his running mate Maria Rodriguez talk about their plans for Springfield.
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  • Newsviews: Tio Hardiman, Brunell Donald
  • Two men are vying for the Democratic nomination, in the race for Illinois Governor. Incumbent Pat Quinn will face the former head of Ceasefire, Tio Hardiman.
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  • Newsviews: Kirk Dillard, Jil Tracy Pt. 1
  • In his first run for governor, Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard lost the GOP primary by 193 votes. That was four years ago. Now he's back on the ballot for 2014 and facing three challengers.
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  • Newsviews: Target security breach, Part 1
  • Target revealed it's massive pre-holiday security breach was larger than first thought. So what should you do if you think you might be affected?
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  • Newsviews, Part 1
  • One in six people in Cook County is struggling with hunger. That's 860,000 men, women and children.
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  • Newsviews: Francis Cardinal George, Pt. 1
  • Chicago Roman Catholic Archbishop Francis Cardinal George just celebrated his Golden Jubilee.
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  • Newsviews: Chicago Crime, Pt. 1
  • Crime, it's causes, and how to fight it have been questions of much debate in Chicago. High-profile cases of violence have put the city's crime in the national spotlight.
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  • Newsviews: Pension Reform Plan, Pt. 1
  • Illinois lawmakers approved a pension reform plan that's estimated to save $160 billion over 30 years.
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  • News Views pt 1
  • On Newsviews, we discuss how many people are homeless in Chicago, who they are and what kind of progress is being made toward the goal of ending homelessness.
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  • Disaster Recovery, Rebuilding
  • After last weekend's deadly tornadoes, hundreds of families across Illinois now face the daunting task of repairing or rebuilding their homes.
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  • Newsviews: Holiday Shopping Season, Part 1
  • Bill Martin, founder of ShopperTrak, Ann Logue a lecturer with the UIC College of Business Administration and Peter Gill with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association discuss the upcoming holiday shopping season.
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  • Newsviews: Adoption, Part 1
  • We examine adoption in Illinois after a recent incident in Florida in which a teen went before his church congregation and pleaded for someone to adopt him.
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  • Newsviews 10-20-13 Pt. 1
  • The Illinois General Assembly will begin the fall veto session next week. ABC7 talks with Republican lawmaker Jim Durkin, the new House minority leader, and Democratic Senator Kwame Raoul, also a member of the pension reform committee, about the prospects for pension reform, gay marriage and the new gun laws Mayor Emanuel called for this week.
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  • Newsviews: In the Shadows Masquerade Ball Part 1
  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month. ABC has teamed up with non-profit partners in helping raise awareness.
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  • State Rep. Edward Acevedo and State Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez visited ABC7 to discuss a new law that is about to take effect that will allow undocumented immigrants in Illinois to get driver's licenses.
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  • Newsviews: Affordable Care Act
  • The new health insurance marketplaces are scheduled to be up and running on October 1st.
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  • Newsviews: Judy Baar Topinka, Pt. 1
  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka discusses the state's financial problems, the backlog of unpaid bills and her thoughts on pension reform.
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  • A new report finds that every three minutes a child is seen at an emergency room for a concussion suffered while playing sports.
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  • Urban Alliance Chicago Executive Director Sandra Abrevaya and student Briana Miller discuss Urban Alliance's mission, goals for the future and what it means to participating students.
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  • Our guest is Gov. Pat Quinn, who discusses all of the goings on in Springfield in the last week.
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  • Governor Pat Quinn is standing firm on his promise not to pay legislators until the state pension crisis is resolved.
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  • Over the long holiday weekend, many thought about those who fight for and protect our freedom. But what happens to those men and women when they return home and make the transition to civilian life?
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  • Signs of improvement in the Chicago housing market.
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  • Two constitutional experts examine some of the biggest cases including cases involving affirmative action and gay marriage.
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  • More political fallout from the Illinois General Assembly's failure to pass a pension reform bill before its adjournment May 31.
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  • Overcrowding has long been a concern at the Cook County Jail.
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  • Our guest this week is Gabe Klein, commissioner of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation, who discusses Divvy, the new bike-sharing program, plans for more dedicated bike lanes, and the upcoming Bike Week Chicago.
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  • For some of us, summer is a time to relax. But for many young people across the Chicago area it's time to get to work.
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  • With the 2014 governor's race looming, the Illinois Republican party is looking for a new chairman. That's because Pat Brady stepped down last week.
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  • On May 19, the CTA Red Line will shut down from Cermak/Chinatown to 95th Street for five months. That's being done so crews can completely rebuild the tracks and upgrade several stations.
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  • ABC7 security expert Jody Weis discusses the bombings in Boston, the investigation and what this all means about terrorism in the US.
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  • Gun control, immigration reform and the first lady makes an appeal to business leaders in her hometown.
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  • News that 54 Chicago Public Schools could be closed has sparked protests from parents, students and teachers.
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  • Parents and students have been waiting for months, and now, they know which Chicago Public schools will be closing as the district tries to deal with a $1 billion budget deficit.
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  • On this NewsViews: We'll be discussing the installation of Pope Francis with Father Mark Bosco, an associate professor at Loyola University and the director of the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.
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  • An Illinois Senate committee is betting third time's the charm when it comes to a proposal to expand gambling in Illinois.
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  • On this NewsViews we're talking about childhood obesity with a couple of experts about the causes, consequences and how families can help their children reach a healthy weight.
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  • On this edition of NewsViews: Alan Krashesky's one-on-one interview with Cardinal George as he prepares for the highest calling of his role as a cardinal, entering the secret conclave.
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  • Violence has put Chicago in the national spotlight recently. More than 40 homicides were reported last month, making it the deadliest January in a decade.
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  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is guest on this edition of NewsViews.
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  • On this NewsViews: Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is part of a bipartisan effort to reform US immigration policy. But what's the reaction here at home?
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  • An expert talks about the income tax deductions you should be aware of.
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  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin discusses several issues Congress will be dealing with in coming months, including the debt ceiling/deficit, gun control, and more.
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  • It's a nasty flu season this year. Why is that so? What should you do to protect yourself?
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