State Lawmakers Pass Nuclear Plant ‘Bailout’

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(Chicago Tonight)

After a long debate, a last-minute push to bail out two downstate nuclear plants passed the Illinois General Assembly late Thursday at the tail end of the veto session.

Trump’s Business Entanglements Create Ethics Concerns

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How President-elect Donald Trump’s global business empire could create potential conflicts of interest.

Mother Inspires Hope, Raises Awareness of Rare Infant Seizure Disorder

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Ellen Wehrman and her son, Charlie, spend his first birthday preparing for an EEG. Wehrman, a former Loyola University Chicago student activities coordinator, will receive an award this week for raising awareness of infantile spasms, a rare disorder. (Courtesy Ellen Wehrman)

Only 2,500 children are diagnosed with infantile spasms in the U.S. each year. Meet one family that is sharing their story to raise awareness of the uncommon disorder.

Cook County Demolishing Some Older Jail Buildings

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With a two-year decline in jail population, Cook County is demolishing some older jail buildings that once housed inmates.

Giant Transit TIF Unanimously Passes City Council

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Why the City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to create a massive TIF district to fund the CTA.

Sean McKeough, Co-Founder of Riot Fest, Dies at 42

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Sean McKeough (Christopher Andrew / Courtesy of Riot Fest)

“His drive and passion really laid the groundwork for an environment for this culture to thrive,” said Louie Mendicino, Sean McKeough’s friend of 10 years. “He created a space for people to cultivate their art.”

CTU President Karen Lewis Calls for Fewer Charters, More Revenue

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spent an hour Wednesday afternoon lecturing students and taking questions on education policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. (Chicago Tonight)

With labor negotiations finished and a new contract finalized, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is now calling for an end to the “explosion” of charter school chain growth.

Budget Standoff Stiffens as General Assembly Nears End of Session

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The budget standoff is not over as the General Assembly’s fall session draws nearer to a close and to a possible doomsday scenario.

Ask Geoffrey: Where Does Chicago’s Water Go?

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(Roman Boed / Flickr)

Geoffrey Baer dives into the history of Chicago’s water and answers viewer questions about ghostly paper images haunting a South Side neighborhood and memories of a space-themed park.

Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins This Week

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(Maggie Not Margaret / Flickr)

The city’s annual winter overnight parking ban goes into effect early Thursday and continues through April 1, 2017.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 1-4

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Santa swaps his sleigh for a motorcycle this weekend. Spot him along Western Avenue. (Jack Voss / Chicago Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade)

Holiday markets, an enormous motorcycle parade, World AIDS Day, Cuban rhythms and more usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Inspector General: Chicago Restaurants Falling Behind on Health Inspections

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More than half of Chicago’s high-risk food establishments, which mainly include restaurants, were not inspected as frequently as required by city law in 2015, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Future of HIV/AIDS: Treatment, Prevention 35 Years Later

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A look at some breakthrough treatments for HIV and AIDS and a landmark clinical trial for a vaccine ahead of World AIDS Day.

Fashion Studies Overhaul Draws Ire of Students, Faculty at Columbia

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(afunkydamsel / Flickr)

A proposed overhaul of the fashion studies curriculum at Columbia College Chicago has upset some students and part-time faculty, who’ve criticized what they see as a move away from strictly manufacturing and design courses toward a more marketing- and business-focused program.

O’Hare Workers Go On Strike

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(Chicago Tonight)

Hundreds of airport workers on Tuesday took to the picket lines around terminals 2 and 3 to protest for higher wages and better work conditions. 

City Extends Deadline for Property Tax Rebate Program

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The deadline for Chicago homeowners to apply for a property tax rebate has been extended to the end of the year, city officials announced Monday.