Duck Hunting in Chicago? Yep, at City’s Only State Park

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For 70 years, hunters have been shooting waterfowl at Wolf Lake on the city’s Far South Side. It is the only state park within city limits, and one of the only places to hunt in Chicago. We go for a visit.

100 Nativity Scenes Highlight Variety of Interpretations

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From ostrich eggs to walnut shells: We explore a collection of unusual and traditional Nativity sets from around the world.

Roy Moore Proves Too Much for Alabama Voters

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Doug Jones celebrates his victory over Roy Moore on Dec. 12.

Does Doug Jones’ upset signal a building blue tsunami that could help Democrats retake the House – and maybe even the Senate – in 2018?

Tenor Stefano La Colla Makes American Debut in Lyric’s ‘Turandot’

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Stefano La Colla in “Turandot” (Courtesy of Lyric Opera Chicago)

The up-and-coming Italian tenor is already being compared to the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. Stefano La Colla joins us in conversation and performance.

Does This Amish Family Have an Internal ‘Fountain of Youth’?

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A gene found in an Amish family in Indiana may hold the secret to living longer and healthier. We speak with the lead author of a new study.

Fracking Harms Health of Infants Born Nearby, UChicago Study Finds

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Babies born within 2 miles of a fracking site are more likely to suffer negative health effects, according to a new study co-authored by a professor at the University of Chicago. 

Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to Andy Frain Ushers?

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For many years, sports fans in Chicago were welcomed to games by clean-cut and friendly Andy Frain ushers. Geoffrey Baer has the story of the man behind the house of ushers.

List of Top 200 Pension Earners Shows Potential for Big Payouts

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(Ken Teegardin / Flickr)

A taxpayer watchdog group releases a list of the top 200 pension earners in Chicago, and all of them make more than six figures annually. But are high benefits the only reason Chicago taxpayers are drowning in red ink?

How Men Misunderstand Sexual Consent

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A new study looks at how young men view sexual interactions – and finds that some have difficulty understanding whether a woman is giving consent to have sex.

UChicago, Surfrider Foundation Team Up Against U.S. Steel

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A surfer rides the waves on the south end of Lake Michigan. (Credit: Mike Killion)

Surfer environmentalists and the University of Chicago intend to sue U.S. Steel over toxic Lake Michigan spills after it twice released more than the allowable quantity of a cancer-causing chemical into the waters this year.

Chicago Gets Dressed Up For the Holidays

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Audrey Jones of AB Art Window Painting (Chicago Tonight)

Around Chicago, windows decorated for the holidays are a sure sign that Christmas is on its way. Meet a local artist whose festive fancies could be swirling across a storefront in your neighborhood.

Canada Geese Give Local Hunters the Slip

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It’s open season for hunters of Canada geese, but the migrating birds have found a novel way to stay out of the firing line: wintering in the city. Rabiah Mayas joins us with that story and more from the world of science.

Shedd’s Rescued Animals: How Are They Doing?

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(Brenna Hernandez / © Shedd Aquarium)

Over the past year, staff from Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Response Team have come to the aid of animals across the globe. Here’s an update on how some of them are doing.

Inside the Mind, and Notebooks, of Leonardo da Vinci

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Author Walter Isaacson talks about his comprehensive new biography “Leonardo da Vinci,” which delves into the staggeringly inquisitive and creative giant of the Renaissance.

Rauner, Berrios Call on Each Other to Resign

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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday demanded with heated rhetoric that Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios step down—a call that Berrios, a Democrat, not only refused to heed, but fired back at Rauner.

Plans for Gospel Museum on Site of Burned-Out Pilgrim Baptist Church

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A local businessman who founded the Stellar Gospel Music Awards wants to create the nation’s first major gospel museum on site known as the birthplace of gospel music.