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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet worked with artist Eduardo Kac to create "Inner Telescope," a piece of artwork that is currently aboard a space station. (Courtesy of Eduardo Kac)

As artwork by a Chicago artist orbits the Earth aboard the International Space Station, a medley of professionals will explore how technology and artificial intelligence have shaped their industries. 

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 in this encore edition of “Ask Geoffrey.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met in the nation’s capital for a “wide ranging” discussion Wednesday morning that centered on the road ahead for Chicago education.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is revising its recommendations on prostate cancer screenings, including its position on the controversial PSA test.

Demolition of one of the Robert Taylor Homes. (Daniel X. O'Neil / Flickr)

The Chicago Housing Authority is playing catch-up on a goal it planned to meet eight years ago. We speak with CHA CEO Eugene Jones about the city’s public housing plans.

(Plastic Pollution Coalition)

With an eye toward Earth Day, Shedd Aquarium has launched a campaign encouraging people to switch from single-use plastic straws to reusable or biodegradable alternatives.

(No Wall Hyperloop / Otra Nation)

Joining us with the latest in the world of the built environment is Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic. 

As President Donald Trump rediscovers the value of NATO we sit down with U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren to talk about the president’s foreign and domestic agenda.

Watch the April 12, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles (Courtesy of Circuit Court of Cook County)

Chicago police announced Wednesday evening that a 37-year-old man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Raymond Myles. They believe the man did not act alone.

(Chuck Grimmett / Flickr)

Illinois recently sanctioned marijuana for medicinal use, and a law signed last July decriminalized possession of small amounts of the drug. Could full-scale legalization be next? 

(© Sabine Weiss / Courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago)

Chicago Tonight meets a celebrated photographer who captured the human condition with her camera.