Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies

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Eugene Cernan (NASA / Facebook)

The Chicago native died Monday afternoon at the age of 82.

What’s Behind State Workers’ Potential Strike?

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Come the end of this month, some roughly 29,000 state employees will have the chance to cast their ballots for a strike authorization vote. That doesn’t automatically mean workers will be hitting the picket lines.

Will DOJ Report Finally Force Reform at the Chicago Police Department?

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In a damning report, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed what many in minority communities had been saying for years. We discuss the findings with Lori Lightfoot, Craig Futterman and Shari Runner.

The Trump Bump: Stocks on the Rise Despite Post-Election Fears

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We talk with experts about which stocks will win and lose in a Trump administration.

Opera Star Matthew Polenzani Returns Home for ‘Magic Flute’ at Lyric

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He has become one of the world’s top operatic tenors: Matthew Polenzani is back for a return engagement on Chicago Tonight. 

Remembering the 1st Step of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1,000-Mile March

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Once a neighborhood unwelcoming to families of color, Marquette Park is not only a more diverse community today, but one that's now home to a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.

AFSCME Sets Dates for Strike Vote

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AFSCME members protest in Springfield in May 2016. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

The prolonged standoff between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois’ largest public employees’ union may lead to an unprecedented strike of state government employees.

CPS Employees Furloughed as District Works to Balance Budget

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool announced Friday district employees will be furloughed on four days spread throughout the rest of this school year. (Chicago Tonight)

CPS teachers, staff and central office employees will not work four separate school days spread throughout the rest of the school year as the district continues looking for cost-cutting measures to balance its 2017 budget.

Department of Justice Releases ‘Sobering’ Report on CPD

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(Chicago Tonight)

The city of Chicago has signed an “agreement in principle” to negotiate a consent decree with the federal government that would give the embattled Chicago Police Department federal oversight to enact sweeping reforms.

Cook County Surpasses Emission Reduction Targets

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County is ahead of schedule on its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, a new report shows.

The Week in Review: President Obama Says Goodbye From Chicago

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The Department of Justice releases its report on the Chicago Police Department. President Barack Obama delivers a farewell speech while Donald Trump holds his first press conference as president-elect. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

Sanders-Inspired Rally to ‘Save Health Care’ Happening Sunday in Chicago

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 Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Politicians and health care advocates across the country will hold rallies Sunday calling for the protection of millions of Americans’ health care coverage. Get the Chicago rally details.

CPS Adds to List of Properties Up For Sale

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(Chicago Tonight)

After working to sell and repurpose shuttered school buildings over the past three years, the district announced in a school action update Thursday it will be adding 10 more surplus properties to the list of those available for sale.

New Report Reveals Low Morale Among Police Officers Nationwide

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(Chicago Tonight)

A majority of police officers say their jobs have become more difficult and dangerous in the wake of high-profile deaths of black citizens during police encounters, a new survey by the Pew Research Center reveals.

DOJ Finds Civil Rights Abuses in Chicago Police Department

New Details Emerge on CPD Department of Justice Report

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Friday morning the U.S. Department of Justice makes public the results of its yearlong investigation into the Chicago Police Department. It is said to be sharply critical.

Privacy in the Age of Voice-Activated Digital Assistants

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Amazon Echo (Adam Bowie / Flickr)

Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant is a hot seller, but there are privacy issues.