What’s Next for US Health Care

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A look at what’s next for Obamacare and what happened to the Republican bill to replace it.

Chicago State University Postpones Decision on Administration Changes

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It was widely expected that Paul Vallas would get a top job at Chicago State University on Monday. But that is not what happened.  

Cook County Democrats Consider Who They Want for Governor

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The primary for governor is a year away. But already, it's quite a contest. Limits on campaign contributions have been lifted. And this morning, six potential candidates made their pitches to Cook County Democratic committeemen. 

Urban Wildlife Monitoring Program Expanded by Lincoln Park Zoo

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A group of coyotes captured by a motion-detected camera in Chicago. (Courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo)

Since 2010, the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute has used motion-detecting cameras and acoustic monitoring equipment to record and document animals roaming through the city.

TechGirlz Announces Expansion to Chicago

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TechGirlz is “dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations,” according to its website. (Courtesy of Tracey Welson-Rossman)

An organization dedicated to teaching technology to middle school-age girls is coming to Chicago this spring.

Proposed Museum Wants to Use Sports As ‘Bait’ For Learning

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(Courtesy of the American Sports Museum)

The American Sports Museum would teach visitors about everything from physics to history. Founder Marc Lapides shares his vision for the space.

New Bill Bars CPS, Cash-Strapped Districts From Opening New Charters

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

“If your district is broke, take care of the schools that you have before you open new schools. We think it’s a pretty straightforward idea,” said state Rep. Will Guzzardi, who introduced the legislation.

Viewer Feedback: ‘Good Luck to David Meyers’

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Viewers reflect on the closing of Meyers Ace Hardware.

Rauner Pushing New Pension Alternative to Restore CPS Funding

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(Chicago Tonight)

Facing an ongoing lawsuit brought by Chicago Public Schools and increasing calls to restore vetoed funding to the cash-strapped school district, Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging “swift action” to enact statewide pension reform in a new Republican-led bill.

Bulls, Cubs Lose Key Architects of Past Success

Jerry Krause, Dallas Green Ushered in New Eras for Chicago Teams

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Jerry Krause died Tuesday. He was 77 years old. (Courtesy of Chicago Bulls)

There was a time when Chicago sports teams were synonymous with losing. This week, the city lost two men who helped change that perception.

Local Restaurants ‘Go Blue’ to Raise Awareness, Funds for One Hope United

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A kickoff event for the Go Blue Chicago Restaurant Collective will be held Tuesday, March 28 at Nellcote. (Element Collective)

Throughout the month of April, nearly two dozen Chicago-area restaurants will offer special menu items to raise awareness and funds for child abuse prevention programs.

Report: Candy-Flavored Tobacco Hooks New Generation of Kids

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(Diedra Laird, MCT Campus)

Candy-flavored e-cigarettes and other sweetened tobacco products threaten to create a new generation of addicted users, warns a new report by five prominent public health organizations.

Gary Solomon, Former SUPES CEO, Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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Courtroom sketch from October 2015 depicts Gary Solomon, right, and Thomas Vranas, left, in federal court. (Thomas Gianni)

The former SUPES Academy chief charged in connection with the Barbara Byrd-Bennett fraud scandal was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty last year.

The Week in Review: Budget Battle Between Rauner, Mendoza Heats Up

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The governor’s race gets crowded. Sears’ future is in doubt. Red-light cameras may become more forgiving. And Bulls fans say goodbye to Jerry Krause. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

Republican Health Care Reform Bill on Life Support

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Without enough votes to pass, the House of Representatives postpones a vote on the Republican’s bill to repeal Obamacare.

Judge Orders Comptroller Mendoza to Pay Illinois Lawmakers

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Comptroller Susana Mendoza is processing $8.6 million worth of delayed paychecks, following a Thursday order by Judge Rodolfo Garcia.