The Week in Review: Sources Say Amazon Bid Features Big-Money Incentives

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Mayor’s city budget is rife with new taxes and fees. New details on Chicago’s Amazon bid. Bulls player suspended after punching teammate. And the Cubs season comes to a close. 

CPS to Consider Closing 4 Charter Schools

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Under its accountability guidelines, the Board of Education can opt to revoke or not renew charters that have been placed on an academic warning list.

Zoos Celebrate International Sloth Day

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(Jill Wagner / Lincoln Park Zoo)

Did you know it’s International Sloth Day? We check in with one of Lincoln Park Zoo’s experts to learn about these furry, slow-moving animals. 

Arrest Made in CTA Beating That Left Victim Unable to Speak

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(Chicago Police Department)

A 24-year-old man was arrested on felony charges more than two months after he allegedly beat and robbed a man at a CTA Red Line station, leaving the victim temporarily unable to communicate.

Cubs Season Ends With Humiliating NLCS Defeat

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It was a merciless ending to a rough NLCS rematch against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988 after a 11-1 Game 5 victory. 

New Book Focuses on Life, Work of Mysterious Photographer Vivian Maier

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(Courtesy the Ron Slattery Collection / Estate of Vivian Maier)

Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Chicago Riverfront

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(Courtesy of Apple)

After almost 14 years on the Magnificent Mile, the Apple store is making a move to the Chicago River. We get a preview of the new space.

Deadline Day for Amazon HQ2 Bids

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Chicago is reportedly pulling out all the stops to try to entice the e-commerce giant. But just what is Amazon looking for, and how strong a contender is Chicago likely to be?

Innovation Partnership Launches, But Who’s Paying?

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Related Midwest 78 (Credit: Mark Segal)

Vacant land in the South Loop could host a massive new research institute.

Study: Despite More Coverage, Mass Killings Not Occurring More Often

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 A memorial in Las Vegas for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded. (Jay Smith / Chicago Tonight)

While public awareness of mass killings is undoubtedly higher, U of I researchers say the frequency with which they occur is steady – and it’s remained that way over the last decade.

Northwestern Scientists Discover Molecules Capable of Killing Cancer

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“Our research may be tapping into one of nature’s original kill switches, and we hope the impact will affect many cancers,” said Northwestern scientist Marcus Peter. “Our findings could be disruptive.”

‘Past the Naked Eye’ Captures Science, Fine Art

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(Kalyee Costello)

“I’d like more people to be interested in science,” said Chicago student photographer Kaylee Costello. “These images will hopefully grab their attention, so they also know there is art within science.”

Ask Geoffrey: White Castle Inspired by Chicago Water Tower?

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Was the design of White Castle restaurants based on a Chicago landmark? Geoffrey Baer has the answers you crave.

Durbin, Sessions Spar Over Chicago Gun Violence

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

A testy confrontation on Capitol Hill: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sparred over gun violence in Chicago and the Justice Department’s threat to withhold federal grants to cities that protect undocumented immigrants.

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.

Fee Hikes, New Spending in 2018 City Budget

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city finances are finally “back on track” after years of fiscal uncertainty and poor credit ratings. But does the claim hold true?