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Women are the fastest-growing segment of the incarcerated population in the U.S., but data on pregnancies and births in prisons is either outdated or nonexistent. Illinois is now among 22 states participating in the first large-scale, comprehensive study of pregnancy in American prisons.

Young adults practice installing smoke detectors on a piece of dry wall. (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Young adults from Chicago’s Austin community are learning about fire safety as part of a pilot program aiming to address high crime rates, unemployment and other issues facing residents.

Dr. J. Allen Hynek was a highly respected scientist for decades before he received a credit as a technical adviser on Steven Spielberg’s 1977 movie. His life and legacy are explored in a new biography.

Cardinal Blase Cupich talks about a new anti-violence initiative and other issues facing the Catholic Church.

(Chicago Tonight)

As districts across the state face the possibility of a delayed start to the school year this fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Public Schools are squaring off over what to do with a potential fix for the state’s broken education funding formula.

(Courtesy of Stand for Children)

Without an agreement, school superintendents across the state are tasked with figuring out how long their schools can stay open this school year. We speak with superintendents from two suburban districts.

Gov. Bruce Rauner insists on removing what he calls a Chicago “bailout” from a state school funding plan.

(Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo recently launched a web series to chronicle the latest crushes, power struggles and other dramatic twists and turns surrounding the lives of its 15 African penguins.

Watch the July 17, 2017 episode of "Chicago Tonight."

The exodus continues in Gov. Bruce Rauner's office as old staff members leave and new ones come in. A look at who’s out, and who’s in.

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says emails distributed among employees at the city Water Department suggest a culture of overtly racist and sexist behavior.

In 1917, Woodrow Wilson was president. Telegrams were a popular way to communicate across long distances. World War I began. And a Chicago company got its rolling start.