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Noble Teachers Earn Legislator Support in Unionization Efforts

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, state Sen. Daniel Biss and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa were among those who pledged their support for Noble charter teachers who are working to create what would be the nation’s largest charter teachers union.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Rauner Gets a Rap After Taking a Chance

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Fresh off of his Grammy glory, Chicago’s 23-year-old Chance the Rapper used his celeb status to score a private meeting Friday with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss Chicago Public Schools.

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Web Extra: Chance the Rapper on Rauner Meeting
Web Extra: Chance the Rapper on Rauner Meeting

‘Rewarding’ Immigrant Experience Compels Chicagoan to Aid Refugees

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Shaifali Sandhya (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

Chicagoan Shaifali Sandhya knows what it’s like to be a foreigner. Now a U.S. citizen, she wants to discover refugees’ stories and address their “silent traumas” in the hope of making their resettlement easier. 

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Shaifali Sandhya (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

Noble Educators Begin Forming Nation’s Largest Charter Teachers Union

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Teachers in Chicago's biggest charter network say a union will allow them to better advocate for their students and colleagues. If successful, it will create the largest charter teachers union in the country.

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The Week in Review: President Trump Slams Chicago Yet Again

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Trump again takes aim at Chicago violence while Oprah mulls a presidential run. The Illinois Senate’s budget “grand bargain” hits a big snag. CPS may be cutting classes. And Northwestern’s buzzer beater could lead to the Big Dance.

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The Week in Review: President Trump Slams Chicago Yet Again
The Week in Review: President Trump Slams Chicago Yet Again

March 2, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the March 2, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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March 2, 2017 - Full Show
March 2, 2017 - Full Show

Regulators Probe Massive Peoples Gas Pipeline Upgrade

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Why regulators are taking another look at Peoples Gas' expensive plan to overhaul its infrastructure and stick natural gas customers with the bill.

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Regulators Probe Massive Peoples Gas Pipeline Upgrade
Regulators Probe Massive Peoples Gas Pipeline Upgrade

Monumental Exhibitions Open Doors to Chicago History

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Malcolm X College door painting by Eugene Eda Wade. (Photo by Lee Bey)

Two new shows at the Chicago Cultural Center open doors to a local arts movement from 50 years ago.

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Malcolm X College door painting by Eugene Eda Wade. (Photo by Lee Bey)
Monumental Exhibition Opens Doors to Chicago History
Monumental Exhibition Opens Doors to Chicago History

Vandalism and Bomb Threats Mark Spike in Anti-Semitism

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A swastika was found this week burned into the sign, pictured, along this bike path in Barrington, Rhode Island, about a mile from Temple Habonim. Police have since removed the sign.

Jewish community centers around the United States have been forced to evacuate in recent weeks after being targeted by bomb threats. What’s behind the uptick in anti-Semitism?

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A swastika was found this week burned into the sign, pictured, along this bike path in Barrington, Rhode Island, about a mile from Temple Habonim. Police have since removed the sign.
Vandalism and Bomb Threats Mark Spike in Anti-Semitism
Vandalism and Bomb Threats Mark Spike in Anti-Semitism

Organizers of Women’s March on Chicago Expand Platform, Look Forward

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(Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Organizers of last month’s Women’s March on Chicago are hoping to channel the momentum of that event into action through information, education and advocacy.

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(Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Urban League Research Highlights Ongoing Racial Disparity in Education

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A report released this week by the Chicago Urban League shows minority students in the state are still as likely to attend a racially segregated school today as they would have been 60 years ago.

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10 Things to Do This Weekend: March 2-5

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Test your Midwestern ability to withstand the cold at the 17th Chicago Polar Plunge. (Dori / Wikimedia Commons)

A polar plunge, Cubs-inspired garden show, film festivals and live music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Test your Midwestern ability to withstand the cold at the 17th Chicago Polar Plunge. (Dori / Wikimedia Commons)

‘Grand Bargain’ on Budget Hits Grand Thud

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(Meagan Davis / Wikimedia Commons)

The state Senate was scheduled to take final votes Wednesday on a plan to end Illinois’ budget impasse. Instead, it adjourned without any action. 

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(Meagan Davis / Wikimedia Commons)
‘Grand Bargain’ on Budget Hits Grand Thud
‘Grand Bargain’ on Budget Hits Grand Thud

March 1, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the March 1, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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March 1, 2017 - Full Show
March 1, 2017 - Full Show

Chicago Alt-Folk Trio Sons of the Never Wrong Turns 25

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Jay Shefsky recounts how a local band with an unusual name caught his attention some 20 years ago. And they’re still going strong today.

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Chicago Alt-Folk Trio Sons of the Never Wrong Turns 25
Chicago Alt-Folk Trio Sons of the Never Wrong Turns 25

Republicans Analyze President Trump’s Speech to Congress

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President Donald Trump struck a less combative and more presidential tone during his address to a joint session of Congress. What’s behind the shift, and will his calls to put “trivial fights” behind help him move his agenda forward?

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Republicans Analyze President Trump’s Speech to Congress
Republicans Analyze President Trump’s Speech to Congress

Chicago Facility Linked to Manganese Meets Air-Monitor Deadline

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A company under pressure from the EPA over potentially harmful emissions of manganese dust has met the agency’s March 1 deadline for installing air monitors at its Chicago facility.

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