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(© Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez)

Starting July 1, visitors to the Shedd can experience nearly all the aquarium has to offer for one price. And for Chicago residents, this means potential savings of nearly 50 percent.

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When he was just 6 years old, Dinesh Sabu lost both of his parents. His documentary, “Unbroken Glass,” delves into his family history and how the trauma of loss shaped his own life and that of his siblings. 

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In the early days of their existence, Chicago’s street gangs developed some unique conventions that, ironically, helped law enforcement track them down. We took a look at the history of Chicago’s gang sweaters.

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Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” helped launch a new, healthier food movement a decade ago. We speak with the author about the recent “One Book, One Chicago” selection.

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A Museum Hack tour in progress at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Courtesy of Museum Hack)

Museum Hack’s offbeat tours of the Art Institute of Chicago aim to engage the next generation of museum-goers. “Your job is fun first, education along the way,” says one tour guide.

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Yvonne Robinson-Ambrose speaks to the press about her daughter Desiree Robinson. “She excelled at everything. Track and field, basketball. You name it.”

A Chicago woman says the classified ads website Backpage.com should be held responsible for her teenage daughter’s murder late last year.

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(Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr)

Frank Lloyd Wright homes, outdoor festivals, comfort food and a giant garage sale usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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For decades, a cocktail called the Downscope was served up at Skipper’s Marina on the Calumet River. Its recipe was a closely guarded secret, until now. Geoffrey Baer tells us what's up with the Downscope in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Former President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017.

In his new book, historian and author David Garrow traces how Barack Obama’s life led him to the presidency – and paints a complicated, sometimes critical portrait of a polarizing and iconic figure.

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Unlike the popular 606 trail on the city’s Northwest Side, a new pedestrian path in Lakeview is keeping a low profile.

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Daniel Kyri performs in Charles Smith’s “Objects in the Mirror.” (Credit: Liz Lauren)

The Chicago Sun-Times theater critic gives us her take on highly recommended shows from the Goodman Theatre, TimeLine, Paramount and Marriott.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

The future Hall of Fame pitcher stepped back on the mound Tuesday, offering insights and tips to players from four Chicago Public Schools baseball teams.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough has been called the “elder statesman of American history” and the “rememberer-in-chief.” He joins us to discuss his new book.

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Get a glimpse inside a rare prefab Frank Lloyd Wright house on the Southwest Side.

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CTA Red Line rendering (Courtesy of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)

Self-driving cars, shuttles that come to your door with the click of a button, walkable communities—these are just a few of the alternative futures residents are being asked to consider this spring and summer.

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Hear what viewers had to say about our discussion of whether or not hate crimes are on the rise.