Short, Sharp Shakespeare

This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath Away

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All photos by Liz Lauren

Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.

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Controversial Buyout for President of College of DuPage

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A controversial and expensive buyout for the president of the College of DuPage has enraged critics who say the $763,000 severance agreement lacks transparency and damages the publicly funded community college's reputation. We hear from the one board member who voted against the deal. 

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Youth Employment Rate Lagging in Chicago

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As the economy and employment rates improve, young people may be getting left behind. We’ll learn about a new report on the jobless rate among teens in Chicago.

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Grateful Dead Ticket Requests Soar Past Soldier Field Capacity

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Credit: Chris Stone

Tickets for the Grateful Dead's July 3-5 reunion shows at Soldier Field are in high demand. The band received more than 60,000 envelopes of mail-in ticket requests.

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Measles Surfaces in Illinois

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January 28, 2015 - Measles Surfaces in Illinois

A confirmed case of measles is reported in suburban Cook County. We have the details on what you need to know about preventing an outbreak.

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Pedal at Your Own Peril

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January 28, 2015 - Pedal at Your Own Peril

Chicago had its first cyclist fatality of 2015 just a few hours into the new year when 30-year-old Aimer Robledo was the victim of a hit-and-run on West Division Street.

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Chicago Poet J. Ivy

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January 28, 2015 - Chicago Poet J. Ivy

Chicago poet J. Ivy talks about his new book Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain, what it's like to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West, John Legend and Jay Z, and why he feels compelled to write.

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Mayoral Candidates Face Off in First Forum

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January 27, 2015 - Mayoral Candidates Face Off

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers face off in their first forum in front of Chicago Tribune's editorial board.

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Back on the Job

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is back at work and talking to Chicago Tonight about her recovery, the mayoral race, and the controversial PARCC testing.

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Checking in on the Mayoral Race

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With the election less than a month away, we check in on the latest developments in the five-way race.

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New Exhibit Looks at Crime Photos in Chicago

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A new exhibit at Roosevelt University looks at crime photography in Chicago in the 1920s and '30s -- and in the last few years.

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Viewer Feedback: 1/29

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We share what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Gov. Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions

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January 28, 2015 - Gov. Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed "right-to-work zones" that would weaken union control in certain areas. The move is sure to touch off a fight with labor unions, and may need legislative action to become a reality. We'll talk about the governor's ideas about unions, his management style, as well as the new COO and CFO he's appointed.

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In the Middle

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January 28, 2015 - In the Middle

A new project from the University of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools focuses on preparing middle school students for college readiness.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

Trader Vic's & Wrigley Coal

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January 28, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

A viewer remembers a gardenia-garnished cocktail from Trader Vic’s, but can’t recall the name. Geoffrey Baer plays drink detective in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Discussing Drones

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January 27, 2015 - Discussing Drones

Drones have been a hot topic in the media nationwide with the FAA working to catch up with the technology and a drone landing on White House property this week. What are the current regulations in Chicago and Illinois? We discuss drones with our panel.

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