Stitches in Time: Historic Quilts at DuSable Museum

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A modest but eye-opening new exhibition features practical works of art from the collection of a scholar on American quilts.

Unpacking the President’s Cabinet, Past and Present

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Donald Trump shakes the hand of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis. (Courtesy of CNN)

Looking back on U.S. history in addition to contemporary politics, what does the president-elect’s choices for Cabinet positions so far say about how he might lead as president?

Study: Treating Malnutrition Shortens Hospital Stays, Decreases Readmissions

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Addressing hospital patients’ malnutrition can reduce patient stays by nearly two days and decrease hospital readmissions by nearly 30 percent, according to a new study.

Addressing hospital patients’ malnutrition can reduce patient stays by nearly two days and decrease hospital readmissions by nearly 30 percent, according to a new study.                       

Mayor Emanuel Meets with President-Elect Trump

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(Courtesy of CNN)

The mayor delivers a letter to Donald Trump, urging the president-elect to protect the status of Dreamers.

CPS Board Approves Revised Budget With $215M Gap

Charter Applications and Inspector General Investigation on the Table

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Chicago Board of Education President Frank Clark (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Public Schools has a budget, but it could change again before the end of the school year.

Illinois Budget Crisis Hurting Public Safety, State’s Attorneys Say

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State lawmakers don’t appear to be any closer to passing a budget, and prosecutors warn the impasse is damaging public safety. Three county state’s attorneys weigh in.

Jimmy John’s Agrees to Pay $100K in Noncompete Lawsuit

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Jimmy John’s has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan over its use of noncompete agreements, Madigan’s office announced Wednesday.

Parents, Teachers Blast Special Education Funding in Latest CPS Budget

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CPS CEO Forrest Claypool speaks during the Chicago Board of Education meeting Wednesday. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Public Schools teachers and parents blasted the district's plan for special education funding in its budget for the coming year, saying it pits students against each other in a "Hunger Games"-esque struggle for school resources.

New Law Addresses ‘Tough Position’ Hairdressers Can Face

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(Dean Wissing / Wikimedia Commons)

Starting next year, cosmetologists working in Illinois will be required to learn how to recognize signs of domestic violence and sexual assault.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 8-11

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Cyclocross racers, including one in costume, take part in Afterglow 2011. (Steven Vance / Flickr)

Neighborhood holiday markets, outsider art, cyclocross and Jerry Seinfeld usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

As Recycling Rates Drop in Chicago, Officials Look to Reeducate Public

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(Chicago Tonight)

Why aren't Chicagoans getting on the recycling bandwagon? What city officials are doing to reverse dropping participation rates.

Chicago Police Department Mulling Changes to Use of Force Policy

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Eddie Johnson (Chicago Tonight)

When is a police officer allowed to fire a weapon? The Chicago Police Department is set to release new rules on that, but they are already drawing criticism.

Rauner to Sign Controversial Energy Bill as Debate Rages On

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A controversial energy bill is set to be signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. We hear from both sides of the debate over the Future Energy Jobs Bill.

Documentary Project Turns the Camera on Girls in Public Housing

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A new project aims to fill a void in a news cycle that has primarily centered on the issues young men face in the city.

Marist Students Expelled Over Racist Texts Suing School

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(Chicago Tonight)

Parents of former Marist High School seniors claim the students are being used as “scapegoats” by the school in response to growing social media pressure and criticism over the incident.

Springfield Standoff: Lawmakers Weigh In on Budget Stalemate

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(Meagan Davis / Wikimedia Commons)

Legislative leaders are still bickering – with no budget compromise in sight. Two lawmakers weigh in on the ongoing budget stalemate.