Could House Calls Be the Future of Medical Care?

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Bringing the doctor’s office to patients when they’re no longer able to bring themselves.

The State of Free Speech on College Campuses

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A Black Lives Matter protester interrupts a speech by conservative blogger Milo Yiannopoulos at DePaul University in May 2016. (Courtesy of Diamaris Martino)

Universities across the U.S. are trying to reconcile two conflicting free speech concerns: the right of students to protest controversial speakers and the right of those commentators to speak on campus.

Rauner Says About-Face on Abortion Due to ‘Focus’

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is casting his promise to veto legislation that’s become known as the “abortion bill” as a matter of timing rather than philosophy.

Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows

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(Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)

Crash data for 2015 released this week by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows a rise in the number of reported “doorings” in Chicago – collisions that occur when the door of a parked vehicle is opened directly in the path of an oncoming cyclist.

Field Museum at Center of Chicago’s March for Science

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Emily Graslie appears on Chicago Tonight in September 2015.

The rally, march and expo is projected to be among the largest of those taking place Saturday in 400-plus cities worldwide.

The Week in Review: CPS Funding Debate Comes to a Head

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Chicago schools may close early. More fallout from the United Airlines passenger removal. The governor’s race has a new issue: abortion rights. And in sports, surprises on all fronts.

Obama to Speak on Civic Engagement at University of Chicago

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Former President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address to the nation from Chicago’s McCormick Place on Jan. 10, 2017.

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak Monday in Chicago as part of his goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders,” according to his press office.

Meet the New Police Union Boss Kevin Graham

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Newly elected Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge President Kevin Graham, a 21-year veteran of the force, shares his concerns and priorities. 

Teachers Claim CPS ‘Harassing’ Members Over Sick Leave

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Some Chicago teachers say CPS is looking into whether they are skipping school.

Groups Push For Community Benefits Agreement with Obama Library

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A coalition of community organizers are trying to get the Obama Foundation, the city, and the University of Chicago to commit to creating jobs and not displacing area residents.

Chicago to House 100 Homeless Families, Address ‘Doubled-Up’ Population

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Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler on April 20 announces the city’s $1 million commitment to housing 100 homeless families. (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

This fall, 100 homeless families with school-age children will gain permanent housing and support services, thanks to a partnership between the city and the nonprofit Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Is It Time for Illinois to Hang Up on Landlines?

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With Chicago residents increasingly forgoing landlines for cellphones and other technology, state legislators are considering freeing AT&T from a longstanding mandate that it offer copper-wire "plain old telephone service."

Report: Chicago Ranked in Middle for Teacher Rent Affordability

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High rent prohibits many U.S. teachers from living in the same cities in which they work. That’s according to a new report from the rental marketplace Apartment List. But in Chicago, teachers are faring better than their coastal peers.

‘Forgotten Chicago’ Uncovers History Worth Remembering

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The 50th on the Lake motel was operating on Lake Shore Drive by 1958. After several transformations, it’s known today as the Lake Shore Hotel. (Courtesy of Jacob Kaplan)

For nearly a decade, the website Forgotten Chicago has documented the city’s storied past. Meet the site’s co-founder and editor, Jacob Kaplan.

Photos: EPA Head Scott Pruitt Greeted by Protesters in East Chicago

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Community Strategy Group organizer April Friendly, left, leads a rally Wednesday during EPA head Scott Pruitt's visit to East Chicago. (Alex Ruppenthal / Chicago Tonight)

About 100 East Chicago residents and activists rallied and marched Wednesday while EPA head Scott Pruitt visited the city's lead-contaminated neighborhoods.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: April 20-23

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C2E2 returns this weekend. Is your costume ready? (Chris Favero / Flickr)

A giant pop-culture convention, Earth Day celebrations and a wine festival usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.