Balancing Health Care Workers Rights with Reproductive Rights

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Reproductive health care for women is at the center of a controversy over a $5 million TIF grant that the city of Chicago recently awarded the Presence Health network.

Aziz Ansari Allegations Stir Questions About Sexual Conduct, Consent

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A controversial article about a sexual encounter: some say it was just a bad date. Others describe it as sexual assault. In the era of #MeToo, is there a gray area relating to sexual conduct and consent?

Access to Pharmacies Increasingly Difficult on South, West Sides

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A lack of drug stores in poor communities on the South and West Sides is creating so-called “pharmacy deserts.” What this means for some Chicago residents, and how researchers are looking for solutions.

Investment and Financial Planning Advice for a New Year, New Tax Code

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New Year’s resolutions may already be broken, but there’s still time to make smart financial moves in 2018. We get money tips from Sean Sebold of Sebold Capital Management.

What’s Next for Navy Pier? CEO Marilynn Gardner Shares Her Vision

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(Courtesy of Navy Pier)

Marilynn Gardner took the reins of Navy Pier in 2011 and has overseen its $300 million transformation as the pier’s president and CEO. She joins us in discussion.

Niles Tower’s History Mystery

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We climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Niles, where centuries-old bronze bells lay quiet – for now.

State Lawmakers Preview Upcoming Legislative Session

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The Illinois primary is just eight weeks away. Will state lawmakers dodge controversial issues before the March 20 election?

Illinois DCFS Director on ‘Toughest Job in State Government’

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Beverly Walker, acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, talks about running the controversial agency charged with protecting Illinois’ children. 

US Warns of North Korean Threat Amid Winter Olympic Diplomacy

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Protests erupt in South Korea as a delegation from North Korea arrives ahead of the Winter Olympics. Can Olympic diplomacy defuse the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula?

Courtroom Artist Tom Gianni Has His Day in a Gallery Exhibition

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Away from the courtroom, local artist Tom Gianni employs his talents in far different and impressive ways. We explore his solo show, “Art that Works for a Living.”

Biometric Data: Are We Safer in Illinois, Or Just Having Less Fun?

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Close-up of “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci

The latest social media craze of matching your face with faces in works of art left Chicagoans out in the cold, thanks to Illinois’ strict laws on biometric data. Do these rules keep us safe or leave us behind?

Struggling to Lose Weight? These 5 Myths Could be to Blame

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If you’re looking to shed pounds, you’ve likely done some Googling. But beware: Not everything you read online will help you reach your beach bod goals. Local dietitians debunk diet and exercise myths and share tips.

Brookfield Zoo’s Oldest Animal Turns 50

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Ramar, a 50-year-old western lowland gorilla, is the oldest animal at Brookfield Zoo. (Courtesy of Chicago Zoological Society)

Ramar, one of the oldest gorillas in the country, celebrated a milestone birthday this month with a frozen “cake” filled with fruit and raisins. 

Chicago Women’s March to the Polls Draws Estimated Crowd of 300K

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Crowds gather in Grant Park on Saturday for the 2018 March to the Polls. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration—and as a federal government shutdown commenced—an estimated 300,000 people in Chicago gathered to express their dissatisfaction with his leadership as part of the Chicago Women’s March to the Polls.

Feds Seeking Death Penalty Against Man Accused in U. of I. Student Death

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Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

In a five-page filing Friday afternoon, U.S. Attorney John Childress says a “sentence of death is justified” against Brendt Christiansen if he is convicted in the death of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang.

CPS Releases Space Utilization Data After Yearlong Gap

Find out how the space is being used at your school

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Nearly 230 Chicago Public Schools are underutilized, according to new district data. That’s nearly equal to the number of schools the district says are operating efficiently.

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