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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A few years ago, Jay Shefsky introduced us to banjo prodigy Noam Pikelny when he had just joined mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile as part of his band, Punch Brothers. Pikelny is now nominated for a Grammy. We take another look at Jay's story.

Olympic gymnast and actress Cathy Rigby defies age and gravity as "Peter Pan." We talk with Rigby about her acrobatic career in sport and on stage.

The country's oldest planetarium has a new president. We hear what her vision is for the Adler.

Chicago ends its deadliest January in a decade as hundreds more police are deployed to the streets. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel discuss the city's crime rate.

A special effect goes horribly wrong at a Lyric Opera of Chicago rehearsal, seriously burning an actor. We have the latest on his condition and what the company has to say.

An ordinance that would crack down on illegal gun purchases quietly passes the Cook County Board today. Paris Schutz has more on what this means to the city's gun control efforts.