Groups Push Back Against Obama Library’s Jackson Park Location

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Why some community groups are mounting opposition to the Obama Library's Jackson Park location and where they say it should go instead.

Illinois Senate Passes Budget, Tax Increase

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Democrats in the Illinois Senate passed what could be Illinois’ first complete budget in two years and a revenue package that includes a 32-percent increase in the personal income tax rate to help pay for it. 

What Sinclair Broadcast Group's Bid for Tribune Media Means for WGN

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“Chicago's Very Own," WGN-TV could be soon owned by a politically active, conservative broadcast company based in Baltimore.  

New Projects, Safety Concerns for Chicago Cyclists

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As many Chicago cyclists are starting to shake off the winter cobwebs and get back on their bikes, we take a look at what they can expect this summer. 

UIC App Designed to Track Bipolar Disorder Wins $200K Grant

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The BiAffect app, the winner in a contest using Apple’s Research Kit, was developed to predict manic episodes and depressive moods in people with bipolar disorder, based on how they interact with their cellphones.

CPS Emphasizing Science, Financial Literacy in New Grad Requirements

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Chicago high schoolers already take three years of science, but a new policy concentrates that specifically on biology, chemistry and physics, requiring students to achieve one credit in each course in order to graduate.

‘Shakespeare in Love’ Bridges Gap from Film to Stage

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It’s not often that an Oscar winner for best picture gets translated to the stage. “Shakespeare in Love” is getting its U.S. premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 

‘#AiWeiwei’ Exhibition Explores Art, Activism and Selfies

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Though best known for his multimedia contemporary art, Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is also a prolific photographer. We visit an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography showcasing his work.

Northwest Side Residents in Affordable Housing Fight

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The fight to bring affordable housing to Jefferson Park has residents polarized and leveling accusations of racism.

Durbin Asks Feds for Help with Gun Violence Prevention in Chicago

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After almost 40 shootings this weekend, and another potentially violent summer approaching, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling on the federal government to lend Chicago a hand.

Collapse of Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise

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(Photo credit: Becky Goodsell)

New research from climate scientists suggests that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could melt far more quickly than was previously thought.

City’s Expansion of HIV Services Sees Increase in Numbers Served

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More than 3,600 Chicagoans living with HIV received primary care services during the first year of a partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago and Howard Brown Health. 

Business Group Recommends Tax Hikes, Governor’s Office Responds

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Eight billion dollars in new revenue. That’s part of the surprising prescription for Illinois’ fiscal troubles, outlined in a report by some of Illinois’ premier business leaders.

How One Chicago Public High School is Embracing Refugee Students

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Nearly 40 countries are represented at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park. We meet the head of the school’s English language program – and the reporter who recently wrote about the school.

Viewer Feedback: ‘The Greatest Museums In This Country Are Free’

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A new pricing structure at the Shedd Aquarium gets viewers talking.

Urban Nature: ‘A Coyote Comeback’

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Coyotes have made a remarkable comeback in Chicago. What are the secrets to their survival in a dense metropolis? Marcus Krahnforst hunts for clues with noted biologist Stan Gehrt in this “Urban Nature” episode.