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. 

City Council Tackles Municipal IDs, Police Reform, Airport Security

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City Clerk Anna Valencia (Chicago Tonight)

The fates of municipal IDs, police oversight and aviation security at O’Hare hang in the balance at City Council.

‘My Fair Lady’ Brings Lerner and Loewe to Lyric Opera

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Lisa O’Hare and Richard Grant (Courtesy of Lyric Opera)

From “Downton Abbey” to “My Fair Lady,” a conversation with the stars of Lyric Opera’s spring musical.

Scott Pruitt to East Chicago Residents: Chicago EPA Office Not Closing

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks Wednesday after meeting with residents in East Chicago. (Alex Ruppenthal / Chicago Tonight)

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told residents in East Chicago on Wednesday that the agency had no plans to close its Chicago office. 

Cavalia’s Epic ‘Odysseo’ Gallops onto Chicago’s Lakefront

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A big show is brewing under the big top, with a cast and crew of more than 200 – plus 65 horses. We go behind the scenes of “Odysseo.”