Lawmakers on the School Funding Showdown in Springfield

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(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

Ahead of the special session called by Gov. Rauner, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle weigh in on the battle over education funding.

Lee Bey on His New Role at DuSable Museum

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One of his goals is to create conversations around exhibits and programming that are relevant to historical subject matter, but also to the present.

Mitigating Mosquitoes After Heavy Rain

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Heavy rains and record flooding in the Chicago area hatch a big concern: mosquitoes. With standing water as a breeding ground, more mosquitoes could be on the way.

Adler Astronomer Discovers Previously Invisible Star Formations

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(NASA)

A team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Grace Wolf-Chase used a telescope instrument to discover infrared light undetectable to the human eye, revealing new stars in the Milky Way. 

500 Vivian Maier Photos Donated to University of Chicago

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Unpublished work © 2017 The Estate of Vivian Maier. All rights reserved

A relatively small but significant trove of photographs by Vivian Maier has a new home at the University of Chicago Library.

Anger Over $40M Red Light Camera Settlement

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Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th Ward, says motorists are likely to receive only half of what they might have if they’d been allowed to contest their fines.

Kushner Talks to Senate Investigators as Russia Questions Persist

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Jared Kushner, son-in-law and special adviser to the president, is questioned by congressional investigators about his Russia contacts.

Center of Attention: Obama Foundation on Presidential Center Progress

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Michael Strautmanis

An update from the Obama Foundation’s Michael Strautmanis on plans for the South Side Presidential Center.

Chicago Pastry Chef Awarded France’s Highest Civilian Honor

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Words of culinary wisdom from master pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of The French Pastry School.

Judy Collins On A Life in Music

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

The award-winning singer-songwriter talks about her late friend Leonard Cohen and an upcoming tour with Stephen Stills launching this week at Ravinia.

Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back to Capitol for Education Funding Battle

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Lawmakers will have much to discuss during yet another special session, this time on education spending. Three Illinois teachers weigh in.

‘To The Bone’ Risks Serving as ‘How-to Manual’ for Anorexia, Says Psychologist

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(Gilles Mingasson / Netflix)

With 20 million American women and 10 million men expected to suffer from an eating disorder sometime in their lives, some are concerned the film could serve as a blueprint.

Shedd Unveils 1,600-Pound Seahorse Sculpture Made From Ocean Garbage

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(©Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez)

Stella the Seahorse is the first of 19 marine animal sculptures made from plastic debris on display at Shedd Aquarium. 

Behind the Scenes at Lincoln Park Zoo’s New Penguin Encounter

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Aje, a 2-year-old male penguin at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo)

For the first time, Lincoln Park Zoo is offering visitors a chance to get up close and personal with their African penguins. We meet three waddling, webbed-feet bachelors.

Education Funding Fight Could Prompt Special Session

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Schools are caught in the crossfire between Democrats and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who said Friday he’ll call legislators back to Springfield if they don’t release Senate Bill 1 to him by noon Monday.

Chicago Leads Nation in Reducing Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Deaths

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(Giuseppe Milo / Flickr)

For black women in Chicago, a breast cancer diagnosis in 2003 meant you were 68 percent more likely to die from the disease than a white woman. A new study shows that gap is closing.