2 Aviation Officers Fired for United Airlines Dragging Incident

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(Courtesy @Tyler_Bridges)

Video of a United airlines passenger forcibly dragged off a plane stirred a worldwide uproar. Now, a pair of city aviation officers involved in the incident are out of a job following an investigation by Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson.

Aasif Mandvi: ‘We’ve Turned Our Government into a Reality Show’

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The former “Daily Show” correspondent discusses politics, comedy and culture within the entertainment industry.

Possible Senate Deal Emerges on Obamacare Subsidies

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A two-year, stopgap measure still needs congressional approval, but it was the latest twist in the health care saga that has millions of Americans uncertain about the future of their insurance coverage.

Astronomers Detect Colliding Neutron Stars in Historic Observation

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A NASA animation shows the pending collision of two neutron stars. (NASA)

An international team that includes Chicago astronomers recently observed the collision of two high-density neutron stars, a historic discovery that confirms decades of scientific work. 

Felonies, Pleas and Convictions Examined in New Cook County Report

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 11, 2017.

A first-of-its-kind report released Tuesday by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office details more than 30,000 felony cases presented for prosecution in 2016.

Chicagoan Recounts Quest to Bring Aid to Parents in Puerto Rico

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(Courtesy of Sonia Bell)

As FEMA and other groups have slowly brought aid to Puerto Rico, some family members living abroad have embarked on private rescue missions. Meet one Chicagoan who recently returned from a trip to visit her parents.

Young Angler Catches Rare American Eel at Chicago River Fishing Event

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Hundreds of anglers participate in the #ChicagoFishes event Oct. 13 to celebrate decades of cleanup efforts to the Chicago River. (© Shedd Aquarium)

An American eel caught by a 5-year-old angler last week is possibly the first such eel ever recorded in the Chicago River, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

CTU President Karen Lewis, Brain Cancer Survivor, Reveals Stroke

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Karen Lewis appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 5.

Recovering from what she describes as a “slight stroke,” Chicago Teacher’s Union President Karen Lewis on Tuesday revealed that she’s been in the hospital for the past week.

How Ameya Pawar Plans to Stay Involved in State Politics

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Chicago’s 47th Ward alderman has ended his bid for Illinois governor after failing to raise enough money. “I’m a regular person,” he said. “If people like me get essentially priced out of the Democratic process, I believe we’re headed to a really scary place.”

Hebru Brantley’s New Art Show Takes Flight in Elmhurst

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His artwork is in the collections of George Lucas, Jay-Z and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We get a preview of the show “Hebru Brantley: Forced Field” at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Weekend Storm Overwhelms Chicago’s Sewer, Deep Tunnel System

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Chicago’s sewer and deep tunnel system couldn’t handle this weekend’s rain, allowing untreated sewage and stormwater into Lake Michigan.

Mayor Promises Tax Relief for Homeowners in 2018 City Budget Proposal

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Some fee hikes and tax relief in the upcoming city budget. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising tax relief for homeowners as part of his 2018 city budget proposal.

Toni Preckwinkle on Soda Tax Repeal, County Budget Shortfall

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on why the soda tax failed—and what’s next.

How Plastic Cutlery is Bringing Hope, Jobs to a South Side Community

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A training program and manufacturing plant are not only providing high-demand plastic products, but giving community residents hands-on experience in specialized jobs that are the future of manufacturing.

UChicago Poll: Most Americans Want Government to Address Climate Change

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(Daniel Dionne / Flickr)

A new poll on climate and energy reveals surprising attitudes from Americans. We talk with the leader of the University of Chicago study group.

Where Does Chicago’s Yard Waste Go?

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Many Illinois residents are unaware of a 1990 state law making it illegal to mix lawn waste with household garbage. WBEZ reporter Monica Eng has the dirt on Chicago’s yard waste disposal program.