Hillary Clinton to Accept Nomination, Declare ‘Moment of Reckoning’

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Hillary Clinton walks on stage Wednesday after President Barack Obama’s speech. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Thursday night Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic nomination for president. 

Lollapalooza: 5 Daytime Shows You Can’t Miss

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The crowd gathers to watch Foster the People at Lollapalooza 2011. (EMR / Flickr)

A slew of lesser-known names deserve just as much attention as the late-night heavy hitters. Behold: Your best bets for your dose of daytime music this weekend.

Weekend Best Bets: Tall Ships, Lollapalooza, Poetry Fest

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Tall Ships Chicago at Navy Pier returns this weekend. (Jeff Brown / Navy Pier, Inc.)

Celebrate Lolla's 25th anniversary in Grant Park, sip bloody marys in Highwood, celebrate local poets in Bronzeville, eat tacos in Pilsen, tour tall ships at Navy Pier and other notable events for your perfect summer weekend.

Photos: Democratic National Convention 2016, Day 3

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President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waving to the crowd as they exit the stage. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

President Barack Obama electrified a packed Wells Fargo Arena with his speech, but things got even more exciting the moment he finished and Hillary Clinton walked on stage to embrace him. 

Obama: Hillary Clinton Most Qualified Presidential Candidate Ever

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(Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

President Barack Obama said “there has never been a man or a woman—not me, not Bill, nobody—more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”

Cullerton Focused on November Election, Growing Supermajority

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While many in his party are already looking ahead to 2018, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he’s focusing on the upcoming November election and growing Democratic majorities in Illinois.

Obama Library to be Built in Jackson Park

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Japanese garden in Jackson Park (Steven Kevil / Creative Commons)

Jackson Park beat out Washington Park as the site for the future Obama Presidential Center. Reaction from Illinois delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

Voters Favor Durbin for 2018 Governor’s Race, Poll Shows

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Official portrait of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Nearly 50 percent of registered Democratic voters would likely cast a vote for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the 2018 race for Illinois governor, a new poll shows.

Air Pollution Action Day Issued for Wednesday

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A smog-filled day in Chicago in 2009. (Owen Clay / Flickr)

In response to the National Weather Service’s air quality alert, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has declared an Air Pollution Action Day for the Chicago area on Wednesday.

Labor Unions Flex Muscle with Illinois Democrats at DNC

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

The year-and-a-half fight that Democrats have waged against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “turnaround” agenda has coalesced nearly all of Illinois’ labor movement behind the Democratic Party, and nowhere is that more evident than in Philadelphia this week.

Photos: Democratic National Convention 2016, Day 2

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks on July 26 at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Clinton recounted the story of meeting his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and exalted her as a "change maker." (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Hillary Clinton made history on the second night of the Democratic National Convention while former President Bill Clinton told a rapt audience how he met his wife. Elsewhere in the city, protests raged on.

Toni Preckwinkle: Sanders Supporters ‘Will Fall in Line Behind’ Clinton

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a Hillary Clinton delegate, says supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “will fall in line behind” Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Secures Historic Democratic Nomination for President

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Hillary Clinton (Facebook)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman in the history of the U.S. to earn a major party's nomination for president.

Local Health Officials Advise Lollapalooza Attendees to Stay Safe

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Coasts performs at Lollapalloza in 2015. (CestLaVibe.com / Flickr)

With an estimated 300,000 attendees of the marquee music fest expected this weekend, Illinois medical officials are preparing for an influx of patients.

Photography Exhibition Looks at Effects of Petroleum Coke in Chicago

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Petcoke piles with sprinklers at KCBX site on Calumet River, 2014. (Terry Evans / Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Photography)

For years, petroleum coke – the black, powdery byproduct of tar sands oil refineries – plagued the Southeast Chicago area along the Calumet River. Community and environmental activists protested and eventually influenced legislation regulating how the dusty byproduct is stored locally.

Talk of Chris Kennedy for Illinois Governor Heats Up on Day 2 of DNC

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Chris Kennedy (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Once again, the buzz among the Illinois Democratic delegation at breakfast Tuesday was the 2018 race for governor–and finding a challenger to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner.