Local Psychology Professor Asks, What Makes Donald Trump Tick?

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Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

A psychologist takes a deep dive into the mind of Donald Trump to create a psychological portrait of the presumptive GOP nominee and his possible presidency.

CPS School Year Ends Under Clouds of Financial Crisis

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The first full day of summer also marks the last day of the school year for Chicago Public School students. How stormy will their summers be as the district tries to weather its financial crisis?

Taking a Closer Look at Lead Exposure

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In light of the elevated lead levels found at Chicago Public Schools, we ask local experts what high lead levels mean for your health.

Argonne National Lab Celebrates 70 Years of Cutting-Edge Research

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Since its creation in 1946, Argonne National Laboratory has been at the forefront of scientific research. Lab director Peter Littlewood joins us to discuss 70 years of scientific discovery.

Chicago Family Band Makes Beautiful Music as Cielito Lindo

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Remember the very musical von Trapp family from “The Sound of Music”? Last summer, my daughter and I met a group you might call the Chicago von Trapps. Together with their father they call themselves Cielito Lindo, which means “beautiful heaven.”

Unanimous Vote Gives Waukesha Access to Lake Michigan Drinking Water

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The city of Waukesha on Tuesday was given a green light to divert water from Lake Michigan for its drinking water supply after eight representatives from the states that border the Great Lakes voted unanimously to allow the diversion.

After Orlando, Renewed Effort to Limit Sale of Assault Rifles

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Assault rifles (Jan Hrdonka via Wikimedia Commons)

The debate rages on over the sale of assault weapons like the one used in the Orlando massacre. We talk with Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg about his experience trying to buy that kind of assault rifle.

Whistleblower Cop On Ending Police ‘Code of Silence’

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Meet a Chicago police officer who says she faced retaliation after investigating corrupt cops, and find out how she hopes to help other whistleblowers.

History of the Rolling Stones Told by Glencoe Native in New Book

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Rich Cohen

From their rise in the early 1960s at the forefront of the British invasion to the worldwide mega-tours of more recent decades, the Rolling Stones have never left the public eye. A new book takes a panoramic look at the band. 

Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’

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Gov. Bruce Rauner renews talk of possible bankruptcy for Chicago Public Schools. How would it work? That and more in a rare one-on-one interview with the governor.

Little Black Pearl Artists Focus of Union League Club Exhibit

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Young artists get a rare opportunity to show their work. We visit the Union League Club to see an exhibition by a cultural institution in the Kenwood community called Little Black Pearl.

Strawberry Moon Caps off Summer Solstice on Monday

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Monday marks a rare celestial event for stargazers: For the first time in decades, the full moon falls on the summer solstice.

German Woman Recreating Ancestor’s Journey to America

Chicago One of Many Stops on #Barmen2Bozeman Trip

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In 1880, a 26-year-old German leather manufacturer left his hometown for America. Now, his great-great-granddaughter is recreating his cross-country journey in a 1880s Victorian dress.

Find the Shedd's Frog Hopping Around Chicago This Week

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Don’t be alarmed if you spot a large, colorful frog hopping around the city this week.

Original Chicago Cocktail: How's Harold?

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Whether it was dancing with a polka queen or meeting with protesters, Mayor Harold Washington was always smiling. We celebrate Chicago’s first and so far only African-American mayor with the signature drink, How’s Harold?

Urban Explorer Photographs Chicago’s Abandoned Sites and Buildings

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Photographer and urban explorer Rick Drew. (Rick Drew)

Rick Drew has been exploring and photographing abandoned sites in and around Chicago for a decade. But the hobby is considered by some as simple trespassing. "Chicago Tonight" asked Drew about his eccentric – and sometimes dangerous – pastime.