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Barrelhouse Chuck, left, and Sunnyland Slim.

He’s a longtime blues musician and fan, and now he’s in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Jay Shefsky has a profile of Barrelhouse Chuck.  

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How real is the man portrayed in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning show? We show you some original artifacts pertaining to Alexander Hamilton.

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Mario Gage, left, and Santiago Deandre, aka Taigo Onez, co-host the biweekly hip-hop program "The Essence" on WHPK radio. Due to a recent ban on after-hours access to the studio, more than half of the show was cut. "We're losing time now," said Deandre. "The rap format is pretty much null and void." (Courtesy of Mario Gage)

For more than three decades, WHPK radio at the University of Chicago campus has delivered around-the-clock broadcasts to South Side neighborhoods. But due to recent administrative changes, the signal has gone silent for most of the station’s late-night and early morning hours. Now, many DJs are fighting to take back their airwaves.

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Holy cow! The Cubs kill the curse and win the World Series. Throngs celebrate with a massive parade and rally. Candidates make a final campaign push amid tightening presidential polls. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Naysa, Yasmyn and Maya (Erica Gunderson / Chicago Tonight)

What does it feel like to be part of the Cubs’ new tradition of forever flying the W? We asked a few Cubs newbies who attended the championship rally.

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Cubs players Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant joke with the crowd before the team is introduced at the World Series rally in Grant Park. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Scenes from the massive celebrations Friday in honor of the historic Chicago Cubs win.

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The Cubs win the World Series in a dramatic Game 7 that will go down as a legendary moment in Chicago sports history. We have a full recap and reaction from fans and the Cubs’ top brass.

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Cubs fans line Waveland Avenue for a chance to see the World Series champs Friday morning. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

The 2016 World Series Champions will celebrate their historic win on Friday. Here's what you need to know. 

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Before the locker room champagne showers, there were 10 innings of fever-pitch drama. We take you through the twists and turns of World Series Game 7.

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Skeptical about how the government spends your money? We preview a documentary about a movement that gives citizens their 2 cents in how tax dollars are spent.

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In almost poetic fashion, it took the Cubs extra innings to vanquish a 108-year drought. At times on this historic night, it seemed like the team would succumb to its snakebit history.

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Peter Kim performs in The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th revue, “A Red Line Runs Through It.” (Todd Rosenberg / The Second City)

Comedian Peter Kim talks about the state of stand-up comedy, and why he recently left a hit show at The Second City.

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Secret handshakes, arcane symbols and initiation rites are all hallmarks of the Freemasons, an organization shrouded in mystery. Geoffrey Baer talks about the Freemasons and their history in Chicago.

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Hollywood couldn’t have conceived of a more dramatic script: The World Series. Game 7. A 3-1 game deficit, and then, an amazing comeback to tie it up 3-3. Two young, energetic and dominant teams with stellar managers.

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Ali Brice appears as the title character in “Graeme of Thrones” at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. (Paul Wilkinson / Broadway in Chicago)

Strange foods, fall benefits, a “Game of Thrones” parody and massive art show usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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László Moholy-Nagy. A 19, 1927. Hattula Moholy-Nagy, Ann Arbor, Michigan. © 2016 Hattula Moholy-Nagy/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Bold paintings from the 1920s, plus photographs and industrial design: A new show looks at an international artist who made a big impression in Chicago.