1970s David Bowie Photos Unveiled in New Book from Chicago-Based Artist

David with cigarette on a break from filming “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in New Mexico 1975. This became a Rolling Stone cover and a popular image. (Steve Schapiro / powerHouse Books)

On Saturday, photographer Steve Schapiro visits the Ed Paschke Art Center. The 81-year-old Chicago transplant will speak about his new book, “Bowie.”

1st Successful Camel Birth at Lincoln Park Zoo Since 1998


With fewer than 1,000 Bactrian camels estimated to be living in the wild, the species is classified as critically endangered. On May 9, a Bactrian camel calf was born in Chicago.

Lorraine Hansberry Day Honors Celebrated Chicago Playwright

Lorraine Hansberry (Courtesy of The Goodman Theatre)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed May 19 "Lorraine Hansberry Day" in Chicago. We take a look at various events around the city honoring the Chicago playwright and her legacy.

As Primaries Wind Down, Trump Seems Assured, Clinton and Sanders Scuffle


With less than a month until the end of the presidential primaries and caucuses, Donald Trump appears confident he'll pick up the Republican nomination. Despite Hillary Clinton’s commanding lead in pledged and unpledged delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes on.

CPS Braces for Cuts as Education Funding Reform Stalls


Chicago Public Schools is bracing to implement devastating budget cuts of as much as 25 percent, blaming what they say is a state school-funding formula that shortchanges Chicago children. So, is there any prospect of movement on the issue in Springfield?

‘Super Slimy’ Granddad at Shedd the World’s Oldest Aquarium Fish

Granddad is an Australian lungfish believed to be a century old that arrived at the Shedd Aquarium 83 years ago. (Shedd Aquarium)

Granddad is believed to be the oldest fish in captivity at any public aquarium or zoo in the world. The Shedd estimates he’s at least a century old and that an “excess of 100 million visitors” have passed through the aquarium since his arrival.

Downtown Development Could Generate Funds for Struggling Neighborhoods


City Planning and Development Commissioner David Reifman discusses two big redevelopment projects and the mayor's neighborhood investment initiative to help struggling neighborhoods on the South and West Sides.

Weekend Events: Mayfest, Wine Fest Usher in Festival Season


Celebrate the start of festival season with outdoor events in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Skokie, Edgebrook, Oak Park and beyond.

Viewer Feedback: Troy LaRaviere's 'Ouster Does Sound Suspicious'


Hear what viewers had to say about our conversation with former CPS principal Troy LaRaviere when we read comments from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Bridget Coughlin Dives in as the Shedd's New CEO


The Shedd Aquarium has a new CEO in Bridget Coughlin. She joins "Chicago Tonight" to talk about her varied experience and what she anticipates for the future of the beloved aquarium.

Debate on Transgender Access to Public Restrooms Heats Up


Mayor Rahm Emanuel is wading into the heated national debate over the rights of transgender people by introducing an ordinance Wednesday that prohibits public places from denying restroom access based on a person’s gender identity.

Aldermen Blast Transportation Security Administration


Should O'Hare and Midway do away with the TSA altogether? Some aldermen are calling for the privatization of security screening at Chicago's airports.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Singer Sarah Vaughan

Bonus: 15 things you might not know about Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan, circa August 1946 (William P. Gottlieb via Wikimedia Commons)

Her nicknames included "Sassy" and the “Divine One," but whatever you called her, Sarah Vaughan was an exceptional voice. On Friday, the CSO pays tribute to her with performances by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and three vocalists, including Ann Hampton Callaway.

Sample of CPS Principals See How Deep CPS Budget Will be Cut


As Chicago Public Schools brace for additional budget cuts, some principals find out exactly how much the current financial climate could impact their budgets for the next school year.

Crain’s Roundup: Tribune Tower Condos, Holy Name Parking Lot

(Eden, Janine and Jim / Flickr)

Will you be able to own a piece of the Tribune Tower? Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

Ask Geoffrey: How the ‘L’ Do You Spell That?


Geoffrey Baer tackles three questions about Chicago's beloved rapid transit system, including the various spellings of the system, in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.