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Scores of triathletes, saganaki, fancy footwork, food trucks and global grapes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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One of Chicago’s largest charter school networks is rebranding itself for the coming school year and rolling out new names for five of its campuses as it awaits approval for the changes from Chicago Public Schools.

A duck found dead in the Chicago River. (Courtesy of Friends of the Chicago River)

Dozens of mallards have been found dead over the past month in multiple locations along the Chicago River, marking what one expert says is the largest occurrence of birds dying in the river in decades.

Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, joins us to discuss her organization’s latest data and how Illinois can make its streets safer.

After days of meetings and months of debate, an agreement has been reached on education funding reform in Springfield. What we know about the deal.

The internationally acclaimed violinist from the Chicago area and Russian violinist Artem Kolesov join us in conversation and performance.

A woman who says she had underage sex with Grammy Award winning performer R. Kelly is breaking her silence. Veteran music journalist Jim DeRogatis joins us with details.

Meet one of the first African-American flight attendants, and the unusual way her mom inspired a love of travel.  

Watch the Aug. 24, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

The disgraced former Chicago Public Schools CEO reports to prison in just a few days.

Gov. Bruce Rauner may say a controversial cartoon published by the Illinois Policy Institute has nothing to do with him, but his response may have led to another staff shake-up.