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Theatrical ‘Magic’ in the Air at 2 Distinctive Chicago Shows

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Francis Guinan performs in the Goodman Theatre’s “The Magic Play.” (Liz Lauren / Goodman Theatre)

Illusions of grandeur take center stage at two Chicago shows and may make you question reality. See what tricks two local theaters have up their sleeves.

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Francis Guinan performs in the Goodman Theatre’s “The Magic Play.” (Liz Lauren / Goodman Theatre)

Solving Chronic Absenteeism Could Be Missing Piece to Classroom Achievement

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(Don Harder / Flickr)

A new study suggests states could improve student achievement and boost graduation rates by cutting down the number of students missing 15 or more days per school year.

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10 Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 10-13

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Sample sale: 50 varieties of whiskey, scotch and bourbon await your palate in River North.

Comedians, whiskey and a meteor shower usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Sample sale: 50 varieties of whiskey, scotch and bourbon await your palate in River North.

How Trump Presidency Affects Chicago

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As protesters hit the streets Wednesday evening, we assess what Donald Trump’s coming presidency means for Chicago, and why Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he doesn’t expect Trump will punish the city.

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How Trump Presidency Affects Chicago
How Trump Presidency Affects Chicago

The Economic Impact of a Trump Presidency on US, Global Markets

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The outcome of the presidential election sparks a volatile reaction in markets in the U.S. and abroad. What will Trump’s economic impact be nationally and around the globe?

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Economic Impact of a Trump Presidency on US, Global Markets
Economic Impact of a Trump Presidency on US, Global Markets

November 9, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the Nov. 9, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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November 9, 2016 - Full Show
November 9, 2016 - Full Show

Cook County Voters Choose to Merge Clerk, Recorder of Deeds Offices

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Voters have chosen to cut costs by consolidating the Cook County Clerk’s Office with the Cook County Recorder of Deeds in a binding referendum.

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Cook County Voters Choose to Merge Clerk, Recorder of Deeds
Cook County Voters Choose to Merge Clerk, Recorder of Deeds

What Will a Donald Trump Presidency Look Like?

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Will the policies of president-elect Trump mirror some of the controversial and divisive issues he spoke of on the campaign trail?

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What Will a Donald Trump Presidency Look Like?
What Will a Donald Trump Presidency Look Like?

Chicago Teens Working Polling Sites Get Front-Row Seat on Election Day

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High school students got their first taste of the Democratic process Tuesday, volunteering as election judges at polling sites across Chicago on Election Day.

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Winners Schneider, Krishnamoorthi to Bridge Bitter Divide in Washington

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Two Illinois Democrats on their way to Washington tell us how they plan to work with a Trump administration.

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Winners Schneider, Krishnamoorthi to Bridge Bitter Divide
Winners Schneider, Krishnamoorthi to Bridge Bitter Divide

Power in Springfield Shifts Slightly; ‘Safe Roads’ Amendment Passes

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Despite massive amounts of campaign contributions that poured into state House and Senate races this year, Republicans don’t appear to have significantly shifted the balance of power in the Illinois General Assembly. 

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Power in Springfield Shifts Slightly; ‘Safe Roads’ Passes
Power in Springfield Shifts Slightly; ‘Safe Roads’ Passes

Hillary Clinton Concedes, Calls Loss ‘Painful’

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Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters in Iowa in January. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

“I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort,” Hillary Clinton said to supporters Wednesday during her concession speech. “This is painful and it will be for a long time.”

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Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters in Iowa in January. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Donald Trump Elected President of the United States

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Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, in June 2016. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

“To all Republicans and Democrats across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,” president-elect Donald Trump said a little before 2 a.m. from his campaign headquarters in New York.

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Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, in June 2016. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Election 2016 Analysis, Results with Chicago Tonight

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Join us on Election Day for a look at what’s at stake in key state, county and local races; and to check results once polls close and final tallies are in.

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Foxx, Brown Win in Cook County

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Kim Foxx, left, and Dorothy Brown. (Chicago Tonight)

Kim Foxx has soundly defeated her Republican challenger for Cook County State’s Attorney, while Dorothy Brown wins a fifth term as Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. 

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Kim Foxx, left, and Dorothy Brown. (Chicago Tonight)

Mendoza Beats Munger in Illinois Comptroller Race

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Susana Mendoza delivers her acceptance speech as Illinois' next comptroller. (blueroomstream.com)

In her victory speech Tuesday night, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said she would protect the "fiscal and moral health" of Illinois as the state's check-writer.

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Susana Mendoza delivers her acceptance speech as Illinois' next comptroller. (blueroomstream.com)

Duckworth Defeats Kirk in Heated US Senate Race

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“Tonight, we showed a campaign that respects voters and is focused on practical solutions rather than shopworn slogans can be successful,” Duckworth said during her victory speech.

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