U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon Speaks Out on Police Misconduct

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U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon speaks at the City Club of Chicago on Monday, Sept. 26. (Chicago Tonight)

Will there be federal charges against the police officers involved in the potential Laquan McDonald cover-up? Find out what U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon has to say about his office's role in prosecuting police misconduct.

CTU Overwhelmingly Votes to Authorize Teacher Strike

More than 95 percent of voting union members in favor of strike

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(Chicago Tonight)

More than 95 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members who participated in last week’s three-day authorization vote said they were in favor of another work stoppage. 

Clinton-Trump Debate: What to Look For as Candidates Square Off

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will share the stage for the first time at Monday's presidential debate. A primer on what to look for during the highly anticipated event. 

Conservation Group Launches Project to Restore North Side Sanctuary

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It's one of the most beautiful locations in one of the busiest areas of Chicago, but Lincoln Park's North Pond is not in good health. We revisit a proposal for a major makeover.

Study: Intensive Lowering of Blood Pressure Could Save 100,000 Lives

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Nearly 107,500 lives could be saved each year in the U.S. if a more intensive approach to lowering high blood pressure was implemented, a recent study asserts.

Banned Books Week Puts Spotlight on Diversity in Literature

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The Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" was banned in a California school district in the late 1980s. (Carissa Rogers / Flickr)

Readings and discussions with a focus on this year’s theme of diversity will take place in libraries and bookstores across Chicago.

New Student Health Center Announced at Bronzeville School

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(WBEZ / Flickr)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced plans for the city's 33rd school-based student health care center at Drake Elementary.

Brookfield Zoo Donates Black Rhino Horn to Feds for Training

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The Brookfield Zoo donated this piece of black rhino horn to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its dog training program to catch wildlife contraband. (Kelly Tone / Chicago Zoological Society)

On Thursday, World Rhino Day, the zoo donated a piece of horn from one of its black rhinos to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency will use the sample to train its canine unit that sniffs out contraband at O’Hare International Airport.

The Week in Review: Mayor Emanuel Delivers an Emotional Speech

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The mayor focuses on a variety of programs to help stem the city’s soaring crime, but critics say it isn’t enough. Chicago teachers take another strike vote. And the Bears season looks bleak. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

Emanuel: Chicago Gun Violence is ‘Not Beyond Our Ability to Solve’

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers one of the most anticipated speeches of his tenure at Malcolm X College on the city's Near West Side.

Ask Geoffrey: What is the Status of the Former Spire?

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In this week's edition of “Ask Geoffrey,” find out the “hole” story about the spire that was not to be.

Aldermen React to Mayor Emanuel’s Speech on Violence

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As the city faces its worst spate of violence in many years, will the mayor's new proposals and initiatives turn the tide of Chicago's violent crime once and for all?

Storytelling Gives New Strength to Couple Dealing with Alzheimer’s

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A couple dealing with Alzheimer's finds strength and rekindled love in a storytelling workshop for dementia patients at Northwestern University. 

Lawmakers Considering How to Pay for an Education Funding Overhaul

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Though the state is spending more money on education this year than in the past seven years at least, some advocates argue it's still not enough, and the way we spend that money is inequitable. Thursday, we report on how lawmakers are working to change that.

Local Scientists Name New Mushroom Species After Chicago

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The Chicago chanterelle is smaller than other chanterelle mushrooms and is practically odorless compared to the distinctive fruity smell emitted by other types. (Field Museum)

A restaurant-worthy mushroom was identified by researchers from the Field Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden. Meet the Chicago chanterelle.

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: Chicago is Best Theater Town

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“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Chicago Tonight)

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about Chicago, “Sesame Street” and his theatrical blockbuster.