Despite Rauner’s Last-Ditch Stopgap Proposal, No Budget

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It’s the final day of the spring session for the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, and despite maneuvering on all sides to float a solution, the state still does not have a budget. But that doesn’t mean it’s over. 

Keeping Up with Vaccinations a Year-Round Challenge for Some Schools

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With just three weeks left in the school year, some Chicago Public Schools are finishing work that many schools try to have done at the beginning of the year: making sure all children are up to date on their shots and annual physicals.

Library Chief Makes ‘Most Creative’ List, Talks Beach Reading

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Harold Washington Library

We check in with the Chicago Public Library chief about being named in Fast Company's 100 “Most Creative People in Business” and what books he's taking to the beach this summer.

UIC Study: City Council Becoming Less of a ‘Rubber Stamp’

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A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that aldermen are increasingly voting independently from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on contested issues.

The Week in Review: Budget Clock is Ticking

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Joel Weisman and his panel discuss the week’s news, including the ongoing budget impasse and battle over education funding.

City Treasurer to Mayor Emanuel: Sue Big Banks

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In a surprise move, Chicago's City Treasurer Kurt Summers joins the chorus calling on the mayor to sue big banks over controversial swap deals that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. 

Do Chicago Police Have a Code of Silence?

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A whistleblower lawsuit filed by two police officers claim that Chicago police have a “code of silence.” We discuss whether the code exists with our guests.

Study: Some People ‘Hardwired’ for Chronic Pain

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What our age may or may not say about our health, why some people may be “hardwired” to experience chronic pain, and a possible explanation for the ice geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Rabiah Mayas joins “Chicago Tonight” to examine these stories and more. 

Hedy Weiss Reviews: ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,’ More

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Kristen Magee (Gloria), Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) and Grant James Varjas (David) in "The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window" by Lorraine Hansberry. (Courtesy of Goodman Theatre)

The Chicago Sun-Times theater critic reviews four plays that address societal challenges and conflicts, including Goodman Theatre’s revival of the rarely staged second play by “Raisin in the Sun” author Lorraine Hansberry.

Restored Art Installation Invites Reflection on Consequences of War

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A prominent work of art has been out of the public eye for almost five years. Titled “Above and Beyond,” the installation commemorates American soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and it's back on display at the Harold Washington Library.

Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Chronicled in New Book Series

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The political life of America’s 16th president is being told in a new multi-volume series by Chicago native Sidney Blumenthal.

What Do New Overtime Rules Mean for Workers, Businesses?

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How will the Obama administration’s expansion of overtime affect businesses and employee wages? We look at the new rules. 

Governor, Republicans Slam Democratic Budget Proposal

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Democrats propose a budget that includes hundreds of millions more for Chicago Public Schools. The latest from a heated day in Springfield.

CPS Preps for Last-Minute Funding Pitch

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As parents rally for education funding outside of CPS headquarters, district officials prepare for an even bigger rally in Springfield.

Crain’s Roundup: Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks Court Corporate Clients

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(2013 Ron Vesely / Chicago White Sox)

Chicago sports teams are turning to their heroes of the past to boost the team brands, and a billionaire biotech pioneer wants to revive print newspapers, and he's putting his money on Tribune Publishing. Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

‘Heroes on Deck’ Reveals Story Behind WWII Pilots, Sunken Aircraft

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A new documentary tells the amazing story of World War II aviators who earned their wings aboard makeshift aircraft carriers on Lake Michigan.