Baby with 3 Parents: Genetic Technique Offers Hope, Controversy

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A baby has been born with the DNA of three parents. We hear about the promise the technique offers for avoiding some birth defects, and the ethical concerns it raises.  

Cooking with Chef Rick Bayless

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Chef Rick Bayless joins us with recipes for pork tacos and a tequila-based cocktail of his own invention.

Talking Politics at Work: What to Avoid at the Water Cooler

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This year's heated election is spilling over into the workplace. Are there any benefits to talking about politics at work? 

Herschell Gordon Lewis, Chicago’s ‘Godfather of Gore,’ Dead at 90

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The 1960s Chicago filmmaker known as the Godfather of Gore died earlier this week. We look back on the work of this cult figure.

Weekend Best Bets: Glowing Photos, Vegan Food, Cat Videos

Events in and around Chicago the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 2

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Lorenz Holder of Germany was the overall winner of the 2016 Red Bull Illume contest. The photo shows Senad Grosic ride his bike over a bridge in an autumnal Gablenz, Germany. (Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume)

From a glowing photo exhibition to vegan chefs and cat videos on the big screen, this weekend’s roundup includes fun fall events both indoors and out.

Endangered African Penguins Flock to Lincoln Park Zoo

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The Lincoln Park Zoo gave journalists a sneak peek of the new African penguin exhibit, which aims to replicate the birds' natural habitat in southern Africa.

CTU Sets October Strike Date if No Contract Agreement Reached

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The CTU plans to serve CPS its 10-day strike notice Thursday for a possible Oct. 11 walkout. We hear more about the plan from CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey.

Donald Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Chicago

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He may not have had flattering words for Chicago during Monday's presidential debate, but Donald Trump on Wednesday hit Chicago and the suburbs for rallies and fundraisers.

Debating the Ruling on Election Day Registration

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A federal judge blocks Election Day voter registration in Illinois, but Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she will appeal the ruling. We hear arguments on both sides of the case.

Plan to Merge Kellogg, Sutherland Schools Met With Parent Scorn

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(Scott Smith)

A proposal designed to eliminate overcrowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary by shuffling around neighboring schools has been met with disdain by local parents.

Federal Lawsuit Prompts End of ‘Mind Boggling’ Cook County Practice

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(Jobs For Felons Hub / Flickr)

Four parents sued Cook County because their sons were held in juvenile detention for days without a hearing. Now that common practice is changing. Assessing the impact of that move.

See the McDonald’s of the Future in Present-Day Chicago

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on the McDonald's of the future, Rick Bayless's new business recipe and why online retailing giant Amazon is partnering with Merz Apothecary.

Gourmet Mushrooms Grow in Old Meatpacking Plant

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In this food-crazy town, more and more chefs are looking for locally grown produce for their menus. Now they can get gourmet, specialty mushrooms grown in the heart of Chicago. Jay Shefsky went to check it out.  

Oak Park Church to Sell Iconic Billiards Tables

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When Oak Park Billiards closed 10 years ago, the vintage Brunswick pool tables remained. But with a new tenant moving in, those iconic tables, along with hundreds of other items, are up for sale to the general public this weekend.

Story of Curtis Mayfield Told by Son in ‘Traveling Soul’

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The son of Chicago native Curtis Mayfield tells the musical great's story in the new book “Traveling Soul.” Todd Mayfield tells us about his talented father's turbulent life.

Northwestern Scientists Create Synthetic Bone Using 3-D Printer

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Photograph of a 3-D printed hyper-elastic bone of the human spine. (Credit: Adam E. Jakus, PhD)

New technology developed in Chicago could lead to major advances in healing broken bones and other sports medicine injuries.