Mexican Political Leader in Chicago

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As concerns grow over heightened immigration measures, a top political leader from Mexico comes to Chicago with a message.

Free Press in the Trump Era

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President Donald Trump calls the media the “enemy of the American people.” We get reaction from some local editors.

New Book ‘Identity Unknown’ Rediscovers Women in the Art World

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(Courtesy of Donna Seaman)

Among America’s female artists, Georgia O’Keeffe gets much of the attention. But there are many other worthy – but lesser-known – female artists.

What Landmark Status Could Mean for Former Johnson Publishing Building

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The former Johnson Publishing building is up for landmark status, but what does that mean for the future of the only black-designed high-rise in downtown Chicago?

Tom Skilling Explains Spring-Like February Weather

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Another record high temperature in Chicago. How long will spring in February last? 

City of Gary Considers State Government Takeover of Public Schools

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(Courtesy of Michael Puente / WBEZ)

WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joins us to discuss funding problems surrounding the public school system in Gary, Indiana.

Chicago Urban League, ISBE Reach Tentative Settlement in Yearslong Suit

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Days after CPS filed a lawsuit against the state claiming discriminatory school funding, the Illinois State Board of Education announced it has reached a tentative settlement in a similar case after a yearslong legal battle with the Chicago Urban League.

Augmented Reality App Sharpens Focus on St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

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The Chicago History Museum partnered with Alan Rhodes to present historical events like the Valentine's Day Massacre through virtual and augmented reality. (Courtesy of Chicago History Museum)

Last fall, 21st century technology was used to tell the story of a 20th century tragedy: the Eastland Disaster. The team behind that project is set to launch a second installment of its augmented reality app. Learn more.

Chicago Ranked As One of the Healthiest Cities in the US

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The Windy City is the gold standard for health and well-being, according to an assessment of city policies aimed at improving residents’ health.

The Week in Review: Rauner Lays Out ‘Grand Bargain’ Parameters

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Gov. Rauner wants reforms in exchange for tax hikes. CPS sues the state over discrimination. Chicago violence takes center stage again. And players report to spring training. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

Day Without Immigrants Protests Trump Policies

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In Chicago, hundreds of protesters held a rally on the Near West Side Thursday morning before heading to the Federal Plaza in the Loop.

Tips and Tricks from New Hosts of ‘America’s Test Kitchen’

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Ever wondered how you can supercharge your pepper grinder? The new hosts of “America’s Test Kitchen” are here with some of their favorite tips and tricks.

Chicago Students Join in Day Without Immigrants Protest

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Classrooms across the city were left half-empty Thursday as students took the day to join in citywide Day Without Immigrants protests.

Judge Denies AG Madigan’s Request to Stop State Workers’ Pay

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(Amanda Vinicky /Chicago Tonight)

A shutdown of Illinois government has been averted thanks to a decision Thursday by St. Clair County Judge Robert LeChien that permits state employees to continue getting paid.

CTU President Karen Lewis on CPS Funding, ‘Fake Fight’ of Lawsuit

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The leader of the powerful Chicago Teachers Union joins us to talk lawsuits and funding for schools.

Understanding Illinois’ Workers’ Comp System

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The governor again pitches changing the workers’ comp system in his budget speech. Where does Illinois stand, and what reforms are on the table?