Local Researcher Working on Ebola Vaccine

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Ebola is rapidly spreading in West Africa, killing thousands of people; and the first case in the U.S. was recently reported. Learn more about the virus and local research that focuses on treating and preventing Ebola.

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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in US

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The Ebola epidemic continues to spread as the first person in the United States is diagnosed with the disease. Our panel discusses the impact it could have in America.

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City to Host Great Chicago Fire Festival

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The Great Chicago Fire Festival culminates this Saturday on the Chicago River.

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Ask Geoffrey: 10/1

Travel Back in Time Through Your Window to the World

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Geoffrey Baer takes you through time right outside WTTW's front door in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Health Coverage in Illinois

Time Running Out for State to Apply for Federal Funds

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September 30, 2014-Health Coverage in Illinois

The governor says nearly 700,000 state residents have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But could inaction in Springfield cost the state big in federal health care funds?

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The Anniversary of Video Gambling in Illinois

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September 30, 2014 - The Anniversary of Video Gambling

September marks two years since the controversial video gambling machines started up in Illinois.

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The Police Drummer Works with CSO

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September 30, 2014 - The Police Drummer Works with CSO

Stewart Copeland of The Police has written a score for the silent film “Ben-Hur.” He performs it next month with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Air Traffic Recovering

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September 29, 2014 - Air Traffic Recovering

Flight delays and cancellations are expected to continue at Chicago’s two airports following a fire being set at a radar facility in Aurora on Friday.

 

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Obama to Arrive in Chicago Via Gary

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President Obama will be in Chicago this evening through tomorrow. Paris Schutz has more on why he's here, and why he's not coming into O'Hare or Midway airports.

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Solar Power in the City

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The Institute of Cultural Affairs installed 483 solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in the Uptown neighborhood, making it the largest number of solar panels on one structure in the Chicago area outside of downtown. The institute tells us how it's part of its master plan on sustainability. 

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Extending the Gardening Season

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The gardening season has come to an end for most of our summer crops, but that doesn’t mean we’re done gardening until next spring. 

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‘Fantastic’ Voyage

Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly Creatures

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From Kenya to Brooklyn – and now Evanston – a red-hot young artist makes mythic collages from the material world.

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Discussing the November Election

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September 30, 2014 - Discussing the November Election

We're just five weeks away from the November election and debates are getting more heated, ads are becoming more personal, and candidate campaign offices are popping up on the city's South Side. Chicago Tonight takes a look at the key races.

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African Elephants in Danger of Extinction

Illegal Ivory Trade Fuels Extermination of Elephants

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September 30, 2014 - Elephants in Danger of Extinction

At the current rate of extermination, the African elephant could be extinct in the wild in a few short decades. Founder of Save the Elephants Iain Douglas-Hamilton and Chicago Zoological Society president Stuart Strahl join us to discuss what can be done to curb the illegal ivory trade and save these majestic creatures.

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Magritte Brings Surrealism to Art Institute of Chicago

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September 30, 2014 - Magritte Brings Surrealism to ARTIC

The great surrealist Rene Magritte has an exhibition at the Art Institute that delves into the early part of his career, when he evolved as an artist and created many of the dream-like paintings that came to identify his signature style. We revisit our story on “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary.”

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Construction Begins at Wrigley

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September 29, 2014 - Construction Begins at Wrigley

The long anticipated $575 million renovation of Wrigley Field begins today, without a lot of fanfare. Why? And what will the ballpark look like next year? 

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