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(Courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar)

The Chicago Department of Public Health recently hired a behavioral health medical director to better address substance use disorders and mental health issues in the city. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar and learn more about her role.

Jun Fujita (Courtesy of Graham and Pamela Lee)

One hundred years ago he took unforgettable photos of Chicago in turbulent times. Exploring the life of Jun Fujita, a Japanese immigrant who captured city history.

Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses politics, race, journalism and identity at Northwestern University on Jan. 31. (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

The journalist and author spoke Tuesday night to a crowd of more than 1,000 Northwestern University faculty, staff and students on topics of race, journalism, politics and identity.

(Ishmael Daro / Flickr)

Researchers have discovered a “significant correlation” between decreases in economic opportunities and the number of school shootings reported across the country.

(Courtesy of the Field Museum)

A Smithsonian ornithologist says outdoor cats are devastating bird populations.

What progress have state senators made on negotiating a budget deal, and how will Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan react if it passes?

The late Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks made history in 1950 as the first African-American author to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

A viewer wonders what became of a Chicago burger chain that borrowed its name from a cartoon moocher. Geoffrey Baer serves up some hamburger history.

Watch the Feb. 1, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

Another commission, another report on school funding reform. Will lawmakers’ recommendations create a new formula?