Original Chicago Cocktail: Mayor Bossy

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Following a whopper of a blizzard in 1979, Sauganash native Jane Byrne narrowly upset Mayor Michael Bilandic for the Democratic mayoral nomination. Belly up to the bar and get a little taste of Chicago’s spirited history: a frosty milkshake spiked with whiskey and vodka.

Do Chicago Police Have a Code of Silence?

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A whistleblower lawsuit filed by two police officers claim that Chicago police have a “code of silence.” We discuss whether the code exists with our guests.

Study: Some People ‘Hardwired’ for Chronic Pain

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What our age may or may not say about our health, why some people may be “hardwired” to experience chronic pain, and a possible explanation for the ice geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Rabiah Mayas joins “Chicago Tonight” to examine these stories and more. 

Hedy Weiss Reviews: ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,’ More

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Kristen Magee (Gloria), Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) and Grant James Varjas (David) in "The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window" by Lorraine Hansberry. (Courtesy of Goodman Theatre)

The Chicago Sun-Times theater critic reviews four plays that address societal challenges and conflicts, including Goodman Theatre’s revival of the rarely staged second play by “Raisin in the Sun” author Lorraine Hansberry.

Restored Art Installation Invites Reflection on Consequences of War

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A prominent work of art has been out of the public eye for almost five years. Titled “Above and Beyond,” the installation commemorates American soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and it's back on display at the Harold Washington Library.

Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Chronicled in New Book Series

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The political life of America’s 16th president is being told in a new multi-volume series by Chicago native Sidney Blumenthal.

Weekend Events: Memorial Day Edition

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(Rendering courtesy of Navy Pier, Inc.)

Enjoy the long weekend with a long list of things to do around town, including a performance by the Chicago Children’s Choir, the opening of the new Ferris wheel at Navy Pier and the annual Bike the Drive event.

What Do New Overtime Rules Mean for Workers, Businesses?

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How will the Obama administration’s expansion of overtime affect businesses and employee wages? We look at the new rules. 

Governor, Republicans Slam Democratic Budget Proposal

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Democrats propose a budget that includes hundreds of millions more for Chicago Public Schools. The latest from a heated day in Springfield.

CPS Preps for Last-Minute Funding Pitch

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As parents rally for education funding outside of CPS headquarters, district officials prepare for an even bigger rally in Springfield.

Crain’s Roundup: Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks Court Corporate Clients

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(2013 Ron Vesely / Chicago White Sox)

Chicago sports teams are turning to their heroes of the past to boost the team brands, and a billionaire biotech pioneer wants to revive print newspapers, and he's putting his money on Tribune Publishing. Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

‘Heroes on Deck’ Reveals Story Behind WWII Pilots, Sunken Aircraft

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A new documentary tells the amazing story of World War II aviators who earned their wings aboard makeshift aircraft carriers on Lake Michigan.

Ron Magers’ Final Newscast After 51-Year Career

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Ron Magers signs off Wednesday night after 51 years in television news, including almost 35 in Chicago. He started here at WMAQ-Channel 5, where he co-anchored with “Chicago Tonight” host Carol Marin for 13 years. In April, Magers sat down for a conversation with his former “TV wife.”

Delmark Records an Encore for Local Jazz, Blues Enthusiast Bob Koester

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The legendary owner of a storied Chicago record store is back in business after a very brief retirement. 

Ask Geoffrey: Earl ‘Madman’ Muntz’s Crazy Chicago Story

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Did a used-car salesman design and build his sleek and sporty luxury car right here in Chicago? Geoffrey Baer has that story and more.

Turning Wastewater into Fertilizer, MWRD Plant Battles Nutrient Pollution

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(Courtesy Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)

A brand new water treatment facility that takes wastewater and creates high-grade fertilizer comes online for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Stickney.