New Student Health Center Announced at Bronzeville School

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(WBEZ / Flickr)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced plans for the city's 33rd school-based student health care center at Drake Elementary.

Brookfield Zoo Donates Black Rhino Horn to Feds for Training

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The Brookfield Zoo donated this piece of black rhino horn to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its dog training program to catch wildlife contraband. (Kelly Tone / Chicago Zoological Society)

On Thursday, World Rhino Day, the zoo donated a piece of horn from one of its black rhinos to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency will use the sample to train its canine unit that sniffs out contraband at O’Hare International Airport.

The Week in Review: Mayor Emanuel Delivers an Emotional Speech

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The mayor focuses on a variety of programs to help stem the city’s soaring crime, but critics say it isn’t enough. Chicago teachers take another strike vote. And the Bears season looks bleak. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

Emanuel: Chicago Gun Violence is ‘Not Beyond Our Ability to Solve’

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers one of the most anticipated speeches of his tenure at Malcolm X College on the city's Near West Side.

Ask Geoffrey: What is the Status of the Former Spire?

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In this week's edition of “Ask Geoffrey,” find out the “hole” story about the spire that was not to be.

Aldermen React to Mayor Emanuel’s Speech on Violence

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As the city faces its worst spate of violence in many years, will the mayor's new proposals and initiatives turn the tide of Chicago's violent crime once and for all?

Storytelling Gives New Strength to Couple Dealing with Alzheimer’s

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A couple dealing with Alzheimer's finds strength and rekindled love in a storytelling workshop for dementia patients at Northwestern University. 

Lawmakers Considering How to Pay for an Education Funding Overhaul

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Though the state is spending more money on education this year than in the past seven years at least, some advocates argue it's still not enough, and the way we spend that money is inequitable. Thursday, we report on how lawmakers are working to change that.

Local Scientists Name New Mushroom Species After Chicago

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The Chicago chanterelle is smaller than other chanterelle mushrooms and is practically odorless compared to the distinctive fruity smell emitted by other types. (Field Museum)

A restaurant-worthy mushroom was identified by researchers from the Field Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden. Meet the Chicago chanterelle.

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: Chicago is Best Theater Town

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“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Chicago Tonight)

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about Chicago, “Sesame Street” and his theatrical blockbuster.

Pediatricians: Stop Giving Kids Codeine

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Children under the age of 18 should not be given codeine, says the American Academy of Pediatrics in a new report that cites life-threatening events and even deaths linked to the drug.

CPS Data Show Minority Students More Likely to be Suspended, Expelled

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More than 96 percent of district suspensions and 99 percent of expulsions affected minority students last school year. (Max Klingensmith / Flickr)

More than 96 percent of district suspensions and 99 percent of expulsions affected minority students last school year.

Weekend Best Bets: Gourmet Fare, Jazz Fest, Day of the Dead

Events in and around Chicago the weekend of Sept. 22-25

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Sound the horns: The 10th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival returns to the neighborhood this weekend. (Marc Monaghan / Flickr)

Chicago Gourmet returns with Rick Bayless at the helm, the 10th annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest offers a weekend soundtrack and the National Museum of Mexican Art celebrates its 30th Day of the Dead exhibition. Those events and more in this weekend's roundup.

Viewer Feedback: ‘Let’s Talk Jobs and Education Equity’

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We got a flood of reaction to our Tuesday special about solutions to violence in Chicago. Hear what viewers had to say when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Chicago Police Department to Boost Force by 1,000

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The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are about to swell. Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Wednesday the hiring of 1,000 new police officers, detectives and sergeants.

Education Funding in Illinois: How the Evidence-Based Model Works

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One way to achieve the goal of providing an “adequate” education to all Illinois school children? Spending much more money per child. We crunch the numbers.