New Managing Editor at Chicago Sun-Times on What’s Ahead for Newspaper

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The Chicago Sun-times has a new managing editor.  We'll talk with him and the paper's publisher and editor-in-chief about what's ahead for the city's oldest continuously published daily newspaper.  

Library’s Artifacts Offer Behind-the-Scenes Look at Alexander Hamilton


The runaway hit musical "Hamilton" premieres Tuesday in Chicago, but the Founding Father has been well represented here for a long time. We show you some original artifacts pertaining to Alexander Hamilton.

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon Speaks Out on Police Misconduct

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon speaks at the City Club of Chicago on Monday, Sept. 26. (Chicago Tonight)

Will there be federal charges against the police officers involved in the potential Laquan McDonald cover-up? Find out what U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon has to say about his office's role in prosecuting police misconduct.

Chicago Hospital Gets $2M to Treat Kids, Families Affected by Violence

University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital (Kramchang / Flickr)

As violent crime in Chicago continues to soar, Comer Children’s Hospital announced it’s creating a new program to treat families and children affected by violence.

CTU Overwhelmingly Votes to Authorize Teacher Strike

More than 95 percent of voting union members in favor of strike

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More than 95 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members who participated in last week’s three-day authorization vote said they were in favor of another work stoppage. 

Clinton-Trump Debate: What to Look For as Candidates Square Off


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will share the stage for the first time at Monday's presidential debate. A primer on what to look for during the highly anticipated event. 

Conservation Group Launches Project to Restore North Side Sanctuary


It's one of the most beautiful locations in one of the busiest areas of Chicago, but Lincoln Park's North Pond is not in good health. We revisit a proposal for a major makeover.

Study: Intensive Lowering of Blood Pressure Could Save 100,000 Lives


Nearly 107,500 lives could be saved each year in the U.S. if a more intensive approach to lowering high blood pressure was implemented, a recent study asserts.

Banned Books Week Puts Spotlight on Diversity in Literature

The Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" was banned in a California school district in the late 1980s. (Carissa Rogers / Flickr)

Readings and discussions with a focus on this year’s theme of diversity will take place in libraries and bookstores across Chicago.

New Student Health Center Announced at Bronzeville School

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced plans for the city's 33rd school-based student health care center at Drake Elementary.

Brookfield Zoo Donates Black Rhino Horn to Feds for Training

The Brookfield Zoo donated this piece of black rhino horn to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its dog training program to catch wildlife contraband. (Kelly Tone / Chicago Zoological Society)

On Thursday, World Rhino Day, the zoo donated a piece of horn from one of its black rhinos to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency will use the sample to train its canine unit that sniffs out contraband at O’Hare International Airport.

The Week in Review: Mayor Emanuel Delivers an Emotional Speech


The mayor focuses on a variety of programs to help stem the city’s soaring crime, but critics say it isn’t enough. Chicago teachers take another strike vote. And the Bears season looks bleak. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

Emanuel: Chicago Gun Violence is ‘Not Beyond Our Ability to Solve’


Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers one of the most anticipated speeches of his tenure at Malcolm X College on the city's Near West Side.

Ask Geoffrey: What is the Status of the Former Spire?


In this week's edition of “Ask Geoffrey,” find out the “hole” story about the spire that was not to be.

Aldermen React to Mayor Emanuel’s Speech on Violence


As the city faces its worst spate of violence in many years, will the mayor's new proposals and initiatives turn the tide of Chicago's violent crime once and for all?

Storytelling Gives New Strength to Couple Dealing with Alzheimer’s


A couple dealing with Alzheimer's finds strength and rekindled love in a storytelling workshop for dementia patients at Northwestern University.