‘Hamilton’ Master Class a Special Opportunity at Little Black Pearl

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“Hamilton” dancer Yossi Chaikin. (Chicago Tonight)

One of the dance captains of “Hamilton” taught a master class at a Chicago school for the arts. We were there to witness the cultural exchange.

New Chicago State Trustees Aim for Struggling School Turnaround

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Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas on his new appointment to the board of beleagured Chicago State University.

Notebaert Nature Museum Dusts Off Rare Specimens for 160th Anniversary

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A regal fritillary butterfly, a local species that’s classified as threatened in Illinois.

Over the course of its history, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has amassed a collection of about 390,000 animal specimens and artifacts. We get a close look at five of these rarely seen items.

Report: Pollution Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

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Pollution causes 10 million deaths per year, according to an upcoming report written by 50 researchers and policymakers, including Chicago-based energy experts.

Meaningful Change Possible if You ‘Dig Where You Are,’ Says Chicago Author

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From San Francisco to Stockholm, stories of people who started small and ended up solving problems in their community.

Can Apps be Used to Treat, Predict Mood Disorders?

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Can an app reduce a person’s depression or anxiety? Or predict when someone might have a manic episode? Researchers from two local universities say yes.

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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There’s no guarantee Illinois government employees will strike, but the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 has taken initial steps toward the unprecedented action.

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.

Trump’s Education Pick DeVos Set for Senate Confirmation Tuesday

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Betsy DeVos (Keithalmli / Wikimedia Commons)

Like many of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet selections, his education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire and GOP mega-donor, has been met with controversy.

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. 

New Illinois Law Keeps Police Dogs With Partner Officers

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K-9 Officer Marlo served with the Oak Brook Police Department from 1993-2000. (Randy Mucha)

Thanks to a new state law, officers partnered with a police dog are first in line to keep the dog once it is deemed no longer fit for service.

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.

Details Released for Women’s March on Chicago

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Organizers of the Women’s March on Chicago announced Monday a new location for the rally and march scheduled to take place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Viewer Feedback: ‘There Is No Going Back’

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We heard from you about the Chicago Police Department’s struggle with low morale.