Trump Administration in Foreign Territory as Global Crises Mount

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The list of foreign policy issues in President Donald Trump’s inbox seems to be growing by the day.

‘Ugly Prey’ Tells Story of First Woman Sentenced to Hang in Chicago

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Before Sabella Nitti was sentenced to hang in 1923 for the murder of her husband, no other woman in Chicago had received such a fate. But Nitti’s case was different in more ways than one.

Austin Community Leaders Kick Off Summer with Parade, Festival

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A festival in Columbus Park wraps up a day of activities celebrating opportunity in the Austin community this Friday. (MrHarman / Wikimedia)

Hundreds of summer jobs are cause for celebration. “We want to make sure people know there are a lot of great things happening in this neighborhood besides bullets,” said one organizer of Friday’s event.

CDC: Nearly 1,300 Kids Die from Gunshot Wounds Annually

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“Too many children have died or are traumatized by gun violence,” said Dr. Mark Slidell of Comer Children’s Hospital. “The impact of gun violence on children is a serious public health problem.”

Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to the Hamilton Statue?

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What happened to the Alexander Hamilton statue in Lincoln Park? Geoffrey Baer tells his story.

Program Gives Voice to Chicago’s Misunderstood, ‘Forgotten’ Youth

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Brittany Shepherd, left, Kelly Fair, center, and Tara Campbell, right, of mentoring program Polished Pebbles. (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Young women from Chicago’s South and West Sides can face the same roadblocks as young men, but their struggles often go unnoticed. How one mentoring program is communicating its message to girls—and teaching self-expression.

New Book Tracks Peregrine Falcon’s Return From Near-Extinction

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(Courtesy of Peggy Macnamara)

‘The Peregrine Returns’ is not just a story of recovery, but adaptability, exploring how the cliff-dwelling bird has made a home in an urban environment.

Rauner Calls for Compromise Ahead of Special Session

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On the eve of a special legislative session, Gov. Bruce Rauner took a rare step to draw attention to the state budget situation, with a short, but – highly publicized – speech Tuesday evening.

Duckworth Urges Trump to Obey Emoluments Clause

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is joining several other members of the Senate and House in a lawsuit to compel President Trump to obey the Constitution's emoluments clause.

Art Conservation Expert Does Museum Work for Free

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Art conservation can cost thousands of dollars. Meet one man who’s dedicated to restoring works of art pro bono.

New Book Unearths Role, Influence of Museum Curators

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Field Museum, and the role and influence of the curators that put the Field's incredible collection together.

34 Pre-K Assistants Laid Off as CPS Revises Programming

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Chicago Public Schools says the move is not due to spending cuts, but because it is transitioning to a new "universal preschool model."

CPS Borrowing More Money, But Mayor Says Schools Will Open on Time

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Tuesday marked the final day of classes for CPS students, and despite lingering questions about district finances and the state budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising school will resume on time this fall.

Scott Drury, the Anti-Madigan Democratic Candidate for Governor

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There are eight Democratic candidates vying to take on incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but one is gaining traction as the anti-Madigan candidate.

Nurse’s Passion Leads Her to Patient Advocacy

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(Courtesy of Teri Dreher)

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of health care can be difficult. Meet a local patient advocate who’s made it her life’s work to help others.

All Cooped Up: Renting Chickens in Chicago

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The backyard chicken trend gets a leg up with the prospect of temporary ownership – and farm-fresh eggs.