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During a press conference this afternoon, the CTU announced there will be a temporary changing of the guard at the union while Karen Lewis recovers from what is described as a serious illness. Brandis Friedman has the latest. 

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More than 100 state hospitals will be penalized by Medicare for having too many patients return to a hospital within a month of being admitted for treatment. We discuss the impact these penalties will have on hospitals and patient care.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent emergency surgery today. NBC 5 News Reporter Mary Ann Ahern joins us with the details on the story she broke this afternoon.

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The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has died, and Ebola screenings will soon be implemented at O’Hare. We discuss the latest Ebola cases and precautions being put in place to stop the spread of the disease. 

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Last month, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel penned an op-ed detailing why he hopes to die at the age of 75. Chicago Tonight discusses the controversial article.

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Ebola is rapidly spreading in West Africa, killing thousands of people; and the first case in the U.S. was recently reported. Learn more about the virus and local research that focuses on treating and preventing Ebola.

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The Ebola epidemic continues to spread as the first person in the United States is diagnosed with the disease. Our panel discusses the impact it could have in America.

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The gardening season has come to an end for most of our summer crops, but that doesn’t mean we’re done gardening until next spring. 

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A new editorial cartoon addresses the long lasting impact of abuse. The cartoonist behind the autobiographical essay stops by Chicago Tonight to discuss what he says is his best piece of work.

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A recent study argues diet soda may put consumers at risk for diabetes.

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A summit to discuss the protection and preservation of the Great Lakes meets in Chicago. The meeting comes in the wake of last month’s water crisis in Toledo. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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End of life planning can be daunting for patients and loved ones, especially when considering the right to die. The controversial topic is being discussed more, and joining us to talk about the controversy and changes surrounding the issue are Dr. Peter Angelos and Ed Gogol. 

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We explore the latest recommendations from two researchers on the Ebola outbreak. 

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Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test to detect depression in adults.

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A rare respiratory virus is quickly spreading throughout the Midwest. In Chicago, 11 children have tested positive for the virus so far. 

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The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan is back with an update on the WTTW Garden.