Cyber Warfare: How the U.S. Military, Tech Companies Shield Themselves

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What will cyber warfare of the future look like? We discuss how the private and public sector is impacted by cyberattacks.

Is Spending on Statewide Elections Going Too Far?

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Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker introduces his running mate, South Side state Rep. Juliana Stratton, on Aug. 10.

With more than a year to go, the three richest candidates for governor have raised a combined total of more than $102 million for their campaigns. Have we reached a point where only millionaires and billionaires need apply when running for statewide office?

New Museum Showcases Massive Collection of Stained Glass, Rare Clocks

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Historic clocks from around the world and brilliant stained glass windows fill a new museum in Evanston. We go for a look.

Study: 68,000 Illinois Residents Use Well Water High in Arsenic

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More than 2 million Americans, including nearly 68,000 in Illinois, get water from wells with high levels of toxic arsenic, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NLCS Game 4: Cubs Try to Avoid Being Swept by Dodgers

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A Cubs fan shows off a sign before Game 3 at Wrigley Field. (Chicago Tonight)

The 2016 World Champions face elimination in Game 4 of the 2017 National League Championship Series. 

Virtual Reality Submarine to Set Sail at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Lincoln Park Zoo's upcoming Sea Explorer 5-D lets visitors "dive" into the ocean in a virtual submarine. (Courtesy Attraktion!)

A new experience is coming this fall to Lincoln Park Zoo which will allow visitors “dive” into the ocean and explore landscapes and wildlife at the North and South Poles or in deep ocean waters. 

Northwestern Opens Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

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(Credit: Northwestern Medicine)

A first-of-its-kind center brings together physicians, advanced practice nurses, certified sex therapists and pelvic floor therapists to address two often unmet areas of women’s health care.

Gov. Bruce Rauner Earned $91 Million in 2016, Tax Returns Show

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The 1040 tax return forms Gov. Bruce Rauner released Tuesday show his effective tax rate was 26.6 percent, and that he, his wife, and their foundation gave $6.6 million to charity.

2 Aviation Officers Fired for United Airlines Dragging Incident

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(Courtesy @Tyler_Bridges)

Video of a United airlines passenger forcibly dragged off a plane stirred a worldwide uproar. Now, a pair of city aviation officers involved in the incident are out of a job following an investigation by Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson.

Aasif Mandvi: ‘We’ve Turned Our Government into a Reality Show’

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The former “Daily Show” correspondent discusses politics, comedy and culture within the entertainment industry.

Possible Senate Deal Emerges on Obamacare Subsidies

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A two-year, stopgap measure still needs congressional approval, but it was the latest twist in the health care saga that has millions of Americans uncertain about the future of their insurance coverage.

Astronomers Detect Colliding Neutron Stars in Historic Observation

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A NASA animation shows the pending collision of two neutron stars. (NASA)

An international team that includes Chicago astronomers recently observed the collision of two high-density neutron stars, a historic discovery that confirms decades of scientific work. 

Felonies, Pleas and Convictions Examined in New Cook County Report

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 11, 2017.

A first-of-its-kind report released Tuesday by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office details more than 30,000 felony cases presented for prosecution in 2016.

Chicagoan Recounts Quest to Bring Aid to Parents in Puerto Rico

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(Courtesy of Sonia Bell)

As FEMA and other groups have slowly brought aid to Puerto Rico, some family members living abroad have embarked on private rescue missions. Meet one Chicagoan who recently returned from a trip to visit her parents.

Cubs Look to Get Hot at Home in NLCS Game 3

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Down 0-2 to the Dodgers in the National League Championship series, the Cubs hope playing at the Friendly Confines will turn the team’s fortunes around.

Young Angler Catches Rare American Eel at Chicago River Fishing Event

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Hundreds of anglers participate in the #ChicagoFishes event Oct. 13 to celebrate decades of cleanup efforts to the Chicago River. (© Shedd Aquarium)

An American eel caught by a 5-year-old angler last week is possibly the first such eel ever recorded in the Chicago River, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.