Free Event at DuSable Museum, Concert Promote Diversity in Modern Music

Roundtable talk Thursday afternoon, weekend performance focus on efforts to bring new voices to new music

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Internationally renowned composer and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, who has played alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, joins a discussion about inclusion among modern composers of color. On Friday, he performs with Fulcrum Point New Music Project.

Analyzing Dennis Hastert’s Sentencing and the Legal Questions Raised

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While Dennis Hastert admitted to sexual abuse allegations in court Wednesday, he did not see any related charges because the statute of limitations had passed. If the sexual abuse allegations factored into Hastert’s sentencing on charges he skirted banking laws, should the statute of limitations even exist?

Mayor Announces Efforts to Increase Water Safety Monitoring

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday initiatives and services to reassure residents that Chicago's water is safe and lead-free.

Ask Geoffrey: Any ‘Magic Finger’ Beds at ‘60s Motel in River North?

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Geoffrey Baer visits a retro motel in River North, a towering turtle on the Near West Side and a vanishing South Side lake in this week's encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

Upscale Resale: Glencoe Shop is Designed to Donate

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Jay Shefsky visits an upscale consignment shop on the North Shore that has generated nearly half a million dollars for charity by selling designer clothes, accessories and furniture.

First Bison Born This Year at Fermilab

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The bison herd at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) just got a little bigger. On Tuesday, the first bison calf of 2016 was born at the particle physics laboratory located in suburban Batavia, roughly 35 miles from Chicago.

New Book Builds Recognition of Forgotten Chicago Architect

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It could be said that the work of Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall has been hiding in plain sight for a century. A new book reveals Marshall as an architect whose work helped refine and modernize young Chicago.

Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison, Admits to Sexual Abuse

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Courtroom sketch by Thomas Gianni shows Judge Thomas Durkin pronouncing the sentence upon Dennis Hastert.

Dennis Hastert has gone from being the longest-serving Republican U.S. House Speaker to the highest-ranking federal public official to go to jail. He was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison and to two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $250,000.

Homophobia in Sports Not Just a Hockey Problem

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The Blackhawks season ends with a heartbreaking loss to St. Louis. We recap the season and talk about homophobia in sports with Chris Hine, an openly gay hockey writer from the Chicago Tribune. 

What Expanded Fiduciary Standard Could Mean for Retirement Investors

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Tougher regulations for financial advisers are aimed at protecting consumers planning for retirement. But could new rules make it harder to get investment advice?

Dennis Hastert Faces Sentencing, Accusers on Wednesday

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will face some of his alleged sexual assault victims during sentencing Wednesday in federal court. We preview the proceedings.

Community, Faith Leaders Show Support For Lucas Museum at McCormick Place

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As Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushes McCormick Place as the new location for the Lucas Musuem, a group of faith and community leaders met Tuesday to throw their support behind the plan. WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian will bring us the latest.  

Corpse Flower Sprout Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden

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The giant corpse plant, a titan arum, is now in bloom. See what the plant looks like via the CBG's live stream, and find out about late hours for Tuesday night.

For Expectant Mother, Possible Exposure to Zika a Terrifying Ordeal

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The Zika virus has been shown to cause microcephaly and other fetal brain abnormalities. We talk with a local woman, pregnant with her first child, who has been dealing with the terrifying possibility that she and her unborn child may have been exposed to the virus.

Chicagoan's Memories of Cuban Revolution Reflected in Art

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Paintings by George Klauba.

Tattoo artist-turned-painter George Klauba was briefly onshore in Cuba while the revolution was underway. For years now, he has focused his artistic energy on remembering a moment in history and putting his dreamlike impressions on canvas.

Lori Lightfoot: Dean Angelo 'Misses the Mark' on Task Force Recommendations

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“Mr. Angelo continues to miss the mark when he dismisses the report,” said Lori Lightfoot, chairwoman of the Police Accountability Task Force, in response to comments made by FOP head Dean Angelo during his Monday appearance on "Chicago Tonight."