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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

(Chicago Tonight)

A $215 million hole in Chicago Public Schools' budget and a sentencing date for its former CEO headline local education issues to follow in the coming year.

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A new WBEZ report focuses on Chicago children hurt and killed by violence in 2016.

Works by George C. Clark: “Self Portrait,” left, and “Vilja.” (Courtesy of George C. Clark)

We meet George C. Clark, a one-time commercial artist in his studio – and at the Cultural Center – for a peek at portraiture, real and imaginary.

Among the celebrity deaths in 2016: Prince (courtesy of Paul Natkin) and Carrie Fisher (Riccardo Ghilardi / Wikimedia Commons).

From Prince to Princess Leia star Carrie Fisher, 2016 was a bad year for celebrity deaths. We take a closer look at our connection to celebrities.

Just what does a two-state solution entail, and why has it been so difficult to achieve? We speak with a local expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

“The violence in this city is more about what the bad guys are doing and not so much about what the police are or are not doing,” Chicago Police Superintendent said during an interview with Eddie Arruza. Hear the full conversation.

Tammy Duckworth (left) is sworn in as senator Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the 115th Congress was sworn in, including new members from the Illinois delegation. Up next, according to congressional leaders, is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. How will that work, and will the Democratic Party aim to block it?

Watch the Jan. 3, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."