4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Square Off Ahead of Special Election

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Five candidates are vying for the position of 4th Ward alderman in the Feb. 28 special election. They join us to discuss their platforms.

City Council, Police Union Gird for Battle

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Aldermen say they are prepared to go to battle against the police union to get rid of contract provisions they say lead to a culture of cover-up.

Researchers Discover Cell Potentially Linked to Nearsightedness

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(Northwestern University)

Northwestern scientists have discovered a new cell in the retina which may cause nearsightedness, or myopia, when disrupted.

Ask Geoffrey: The Warrior Walls of General Jones Armory

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The walls of a South Side armory tell the history of warriors throughout the ages. Geoffrey Baer shares that story and more in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.

Majority of CPS Latino Council Resigns Amid Budget Cuts

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(Chicago Tonight)

Nearly all members of a Chicago Public School advisory council turned in resignation letters to the city's Board of Education on Wednesday morning, citing the disproportionate effect of district budget cuts on Latino schools.

A Portrait of Michael Madigan

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Reuters reporter Dave McKinney takes an in-depth look at House Speaker Michael Madigan's role in Illinois' budget woes.

ASPIRA Charter Teachers to Call Strike Vote Wednesday

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(A Council of Educators / Twitter)

Teachers in the ASPIRA charter network – comprised of three Chicago high schools and one middle school – say they will vote on a strike Wednesday night after months of contract negotiations.

Local Republicans React to President Trump’s First Month

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In a little more than four weeks, President Donald Trump has shattered presidential conventions, created controversy and legal battles, and energized his base with executive orders aimed at meeting campaign promises.

Neighborhood Project Aims to Grow Chicago’s Public Art Profile

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The 50x50 Neighborhood Arts Project aims to bring more public art to all of Chicago's neighborhoods, including murals like this one in Bronzeville. (Courtesy of the City of Chicago)

New murals, sculpture and other works of public art are coming to each of Chicago’s 50 wards as part of the city’s Year of Public Art initiative.

‘Positive Vibes’ in North Lawndale an Alternative to Crime Narrative

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Anthony Green, left, and his youth development coach Patrick Daniels at the UCAN headquarters in North Lawndale. (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

North Lawndale native Patrick Daniels says his neighborhood is defined by more than violence, and he’s working to change that narrative at UCAN.

Documentary Explores Life of Legendary Writer Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou in a scene from the documentary “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.”

The moving and powerful life of Maya Angelou: A new film explores the many facets of the acclaimed poet and writer.

History of Complaints Raise Questions for West Side Police Commander

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A West Side police commander has an unusually high number of complaints filed against him. We talk to the reporter who broke the story.

Revolutionary Dance of Merce Cunningham in the Spotlight at MCA

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Merce Cunningham, 2008. (Cameron Wittig, courtesy of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago joined forces with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for a dual exhibition about an artist of dance who worked with celebrated artists of other disciplines.

Mexican Political Leader in Chicago

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As concerns grow over heightened immigration measures, a top political leader from Mexico comes to Chicago with a message.

Free Press in the Trump Era

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President Donald Trump calls the media the “enemy of the American people.” We get reaction from some local editors.

Data: Upward Battle for African-American Males in Chicago

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U.S. Rep. Danny Davis

Unemployment rates for African-American males in Chicago are nearly three times higher than the national average, according to data released Monday by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.