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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thousands of women are expected to march through the city on Jan. 21 – regardless of the weather. “It could be 4 degrees out and we’ll be marching,” said organizer Liz Radford.

Damn, Gina! performs at this year’s Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. (Courtesy of Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival)

Sketch comedy, Syrian music and a how-to on fact-checking usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

A new book looks at the visual art associated with the blues over the course of its dynamic history. 

Illinois finished 15th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in Education Week's Quality Counts report, earning a score of 77 out of 100.

Steady but slow recovery in housing prices and sales, a looming interest rate hike, and a possible correction in the rental market. A look ahead at real estate in 2017.

State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (Chicago Tonight)

Illinois lawmakers go back to Springfield next week. Will they be ready to take budget action in the new year?

An 83-year-old cobbler inspires a shoe repair dynasty that spans three generations.

In the 1940s, a theater in the Loop was providing nightly news updates, and a professional cyclist was cleaning up with his Chicago chain of dry cleaning stores. Geoffrey Baer raises the curtain on these local history stories in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

(J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry)

The author of “Where the Wild Things Are” upended expectations by depicting menace, anxiety and “wild” behavior in picture books devoured by young people. We visit an exhibition highlighting his long career.

Watch the Jan. 4, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

The state begins the new year, once again, without a budget. A one-on-one with Gov. Bruce Rauner to find out how he plans to finally come to a compromise.

After four consecutive years of reigning as the top city for bedbugs, Chicago drops down to the No. 3 spot, according to a recent study by pest control company Orkin.