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City officials and law enforcement outlined plans for increased security measures at next weekend's 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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“Past Times,” 1997. (Courtesy of the MCA)

From his studio in Bronzeville, Kerry James Marshall creates large-scale canvases that are prized in museums around the world. A 1997 winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant, Marshall spoke with “Chicago Tonight” at the opening of his career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

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Plenty of dad-friendly events are on tap this weekend – including a finger-licking barbecue fest in Portage Park – and in the heart of Boystown, Pride Month festivities are under way.

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Mexican gray wolf pups, an endangered species, at Brookfield Zoo. (Brookfield Zoo)

Two Chicago-area institutions are the first in the nation to receive certification in a new program that assesses the well-being of animals held in captivity.

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A rendering of the Lucas Museum. (Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

Friends of the Parks’ executive director Juanita Irizarry insists the lawsuit is still on, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he believes an agreement can be reached.

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Pride Parade coordinator Rich Pfeiffer.

As Chicago remembers victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, it's also preparing to celebrate Gay Pride Month over the next two weekends. Hear details from the parade coordinator.

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Members of Chicago's Muslim and LGBTQ communities are grappling with the fallout from Sunday's attack at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando that left a reported 49 dead and 53 injured. We speak with a local Muslim interfaith youth leader and a former employee of Pulse.

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Laura Fisher

Actors and other theater professionals have banded together in Chicago to fight sexual harassment. We meet one of the founders of the advocacy group Not In Our House.

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If you’ve forgotten what presidential debates look and sound like without all of the accoutrements of our modern age – such as yelling, interruption and name-calling – you’d fare well by looking back a few years.

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Chicago reacts to the mass shooting in Orlando that left a reported 49 dead. We have the latest as a vigil gets underway in Lakeview.

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A BMX biker performing a wheelie. (Andrey Marshak / Wikimedia Commons)

Billed by the city as the first park of its kind in the Midwest, Big Marsh Bike Park will open this winter at a former industrial site that's now part of a 270-acre habitat restoration project.

Weather on Friday causes 2 boats to capsize during practice

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Geoffrey Baer considers himself an experienced sailboat racer. But, he says, “I’d have no more idea how to sail the vessels I watched Friday during the America’s Cup World Series practice races off Navy Pier than I would know how to pilot an F-14 aircraft.”

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(Dhilung Kirat / Flickr)

A new tourism guide from the Windy City Times showcases Chicago as an LGBTQ-friendly destination. But Tracy Baim, publisher and executive editor of the newspaper, says these travel tips are not just for tourists.

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Chicago’s early history has a surprising amount of Kentucky in it, including five-time Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison. We honor Harrison’s old Kentucky home by putting a Chicago spin on the classic mint julep.

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The preservation group Friends of the Parks is denying reports that it will drop a lawsuit against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its quest to build along Chicago’s lakefront.

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Muhammad Ali versus Ernie Terrell at the Houston Astrodome in 1967. (Cliff / Flickr)

A Muslim prayer service was held Thursday to honor the boxer in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. As part of a Nation of Islam delegation, Salim Muwakkil met Muhammad Ali in Kingston, Jamaica in 1974. He joins "Chicago Tonight" to talk about the boxing legend.