New Book Focuses on Life, Work of Mysterious Photographer Vivian Maier

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(Courtesy the Ron Slattery Collection / Estate of Vivian Maier)

Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Chicago Riverfront

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(Courtesy of Apple)

After almost 14 years on the Magnificent Mile, the Apple store is making a move to the Chicago River. We get a preview of the new space.

Deadline Day for Amazon HQ2 Bids

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What is Amazon likely to be looking for in its search for a second corporate headquarters?

Innovation Partnership Launches, But Who’s Paying?

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Vacant land in the South Loop could host a massive new research institute.

Study: Despite More Coverage, Mass Killings Not Occurring More Often

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 A memorial in Las Vegas for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded. (Jay Smith / Chicago Tonight)

While public awareness of mass killings is undoubtedly higher, U of I researchers say the frequency with which they occur is steady – and it’s remained that way over the last decade.

Suburban High School Football in Downward Spiral, Analysis Shows

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Youth football seems to be taking a hit. We speak with a Daily Herald investigative reporter about steep declines in high school football participation.

‘Past the Naked Eye’ Captures Science, Fine Art

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(Kalyee Costello)

“I’d like more people to be interested in science,” said Chicago student photographer Kaylee Costello. “These images will hopefully grab their attention, so they also know there is art within science.”

Ask Geoffrey: White Castle Inspired by Chicago Water Tower?

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Was the design of White Castle restaurants based on a Chicago landmark? Geoffrey Baer has the answers you crave.

Durbin, Sessions Spar Over Chicago Gun Violence

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

A testy confrontation on Capitol Hill: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sparred over gun violence in Chicago and the Justice Department’s threat to withhold federal grants to cities that protect undocumented immigrants.

Cyber Warfare: How the U.S. Military, Tech Companies Shield Themselves

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What will cyber warfare of the future look like? We discuss how the private and public sector is impacted by cyberattacks.

Fee Hikes, New Spending in 2018 City Budget

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city finances are finally “back on track” after years of fiscal uncertainty and poor credit ratings. But does the claim hold true? 

Is Spending on Statewide Elections Going Too Far?

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Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker introduces his running mate, South Side state Rep. Juliana Stratton, on Aug. 10.

With more than a year to go, the three richest candidates for governor have raised a combined total of more than $102 million. Have we reached a point where only millionaires and billionaires need apply when running for statewide office?

Study: 68,000 Illinois Residents Use Well Water High in Arsenic

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More than 2 million Americans, including nearly 68,000 in Illinois, get water from wells with high levels of toxic arsenic, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NLCS Game 4: Cubs Try to Avoid Being Swept by Dodgers

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A Cubs fan shows off a sign before Game 3 at Wrigley Field. (Chicago Tonight)

The 2016 World Champions face elimination in Game 4 of the 2017 National League Championship Series. 

Virtual Reality Submarine to Set Sail at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Lincoln Park Zoo's upcoming Sea Explorer 5-D lets visitors "dive" into the ocean in a virtual submarine. (Courtesy Attraktion!)

A new experience is coming this fall to Lincoln Park Zoo which will allow visitors “dive” into the ocean and explore landscapes and wildlife at the North and South Poles or in deep ocean waters. 

Northwestern Opens Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

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(Credit: Northwestern Medicine)

A first-of-its-kind center brings together physicians, advanced practice nurses, certified sex therapists and pelvic floor therapists to address two often unmet areas of women’s health care.