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(Courtesy Southern California Earthquake Center)

More than 300,000 people across the state are registered for a worldwide earthquake drill next month that encourages participants to drop, cover and hold – actions that could help you survive a quake.

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A look at the creation of the latest mural from the Chicago Public Art Group.

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Thirteen years ago, Chicago native Reginald Robinson was awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He joins us in discussion and performance.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin on the opening of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and more.

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Chicago Tonight spends a day with a tugboat crew moving barges on the Calumet River.

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The man behind a weekly gathering of Chicago web developers tells us how they use their tech skills for good.

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A still image from “The Vietnam War” series from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

On Sunday, “The Vietnam War,” a new 10-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premiered on WTTW. Burns and Novick were in Chicago last week and sat down with “Chicago Tonight” to talk about the epic work.

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Ping Tom Memorial Park at the Chicago River (Courtesy Metropolitan Planning Council)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and about a dozen other elected officials will take part in a fundraiser aimed at boosting efforts to improve the quality of the river’s water.

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Donica Lynn performs at the Chicago Actors’ Call to Action’s May event. (Ingrid Bonne)

Actors take action by taking the stage once a month to raise money for organizations that could lose funding under the Trump administration. Meet the program’s founder and find out what’s on tap in September.

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Propaganda and political cartoons show different perspectives of Vietnam at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.

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The Chicago Architecture Biennial returns for a second year to highlight the work of contemporary architects from around the globe. We get a preview.

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(Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

Community members get a chance to address key figures behind the Obama Presidential Center. A live report from the meeting.

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(Courtesy of Special Events Management)

Tacos and beer, live music, open studios and nerd humor usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Scandinavia’s most famous writer, who penned a six-volume autobiography entitled “My Struggle,” comes to Chicago.

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(Courtesy U.S. Open Tennis Championships)

We speak with tennis coach and Chicago native Kamau Murray, who founded XS Tennis in 2005 on Chicago’s South Side.

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Contemporary artwork is in the spotlight. We get a behind-the-scenes preview of Expo Chicago, the citywide art show at Navy Pier and other city destinations.