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Political Analyst Paul Green Remembered

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Paul Green, right, and Mayor Richard M. Daley (City Club of Chicago)

Some of Paul Green's closest colleagues are dealing with the shock of his sudden death Saturday of complications from an aortic aneurysm.

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Paul Green, right, and Mayor Richard M. Daley (City Club of Chicago)
Political Analyst Paul Green Remembered
Political Analyst Paul Green Remembered

September 12, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the Sept. 12, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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September 12, 2016 - Full Show
September 12, 2016 - Full Show

Prevent Teen Obesity, Eating Disorders with Family Meals, Exercise

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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to have family dinners to prevent teen obesity and eating disorders. (Pixabay)

When it comes to preventing teen obesity and eating disorders, parents and health officials should avoid focusing on teens’ weight or diet, according to new guidelines. Healthy eating and lifestyle habits should be encouraged instead.

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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to have family dinners to prevent teen obesity and eating disorders. (Pixabay)

A Walk in the Woods? Try a Flying Leap at New Zip Line Course

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There's something new to do in the Forest Preserves of Cook County, but it will test the upper body strength of anyone brave enough to try it–and it might put a dent in your pocketbook.

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Walk in the Woods? Try a Flying Leap at New Zip Line Course
Walk in the Woods? Try a Flying Leap at New Zip Line Course

A Look at Muslims in the US 15 Years After 9/11

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The “Tribute in Light” art installation in New York City serves as a remembrance of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (Anthony Quintano / Flickr)
As Muslims celebrate one of their holiest days and Americans commemorate the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a look at how Muslims in the U.S. have been treated over the last 15 years.

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The “Tribute in Light” art installation in New York City serves as a remembrance of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (Anthony Quintano / Flickr)
A Look at Muslims in the US 15 Years After 9/11
A Look at Muslims in the US 15 Years After 9/11

Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Build on Tradition at U of C Campus

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The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons and Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons. (Tom Harris Photography / University of Chicago)

Architect Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang unveil their new Commons building and courtyard at the University of Chicago. We speak with the architect and get a tour.

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The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons and Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons. (Tom Harris Photography / University of Chicago)
Jeanne Gang Builds on Tradition at U of C Campus
Jeanne Gang Builds on Tradition at U of C Campus

Who Are the Hobos? Trial Gets Underway for ‘Renegade Group’ of Gangs

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Federal prosecutors say the Hobos street gang terrorized the South and West Sides. We look at this so-called "super gang" as some alleged members stand trial for murder.

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Trial Gets Underway for ‘Renegade Group’ of Gangs
Trial Gets Underway for ‘Renegade Group’ of Gangs

PBS Doc ‘All the Difference’ Follows Dreams of 2 Young Men

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Krishaun Branch at Urban Prep Graduation (Tod Lending / Courtesy POV)

A pair of ambitious teenagers rise above the challenges of coming of age in Englewood. We preview an inspiring documentary called “All the Difference.”

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Krishaun Branch at Urban Prep Graduation (Tod Lending / Courtesy POV)
PBS Doc ‘All the Difference’ Follows Dreams of 2 Young Men
PBS Doc ‘All the Difference’ Follows Dreams of 2 Young Men

Report: Chicago’s West Side is ‘Epicenter’ of Heroin Crisis in Illinois

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A study from Roosevelt University titled, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” analyzes the state’s heroin crisis. One of the report’s co-authors pinpoints Chicago’s West Side as the “epicenter” of the state’s crisis.

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State Appeals Brendan Dassey’s Overturned Conviction

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Brendan Dassey (Tracy Symonds-Keogh / Wikimedia Commons)

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Friday he has filed a notice to appeal a federal judge’s decision to overturn Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction, a case documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.”

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Brendan Dassey (Tracy Symonds-Keogh / Wikimedia Commons)

Former CPS Buildings Getting New Life As Residential Apartments

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The former Mulligan Elementary School in Lincoln Park has been transformed into residential apartments as part of the city's plan to redevelop shuttered CPS buildings. (Courtesy of Chicago Department of Planning and Development)

Shuttered classrooms and long-closed gymnasiums will soon give way to multi-bedroom suites and rooftop decks overlooking the city skyline as area developers work to resurrect buildings that once served as Chicago Public Schools.

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The former Mulligan Elementary School in Lincoln Park has been transformed into residential apartments as part of the city's plan to redevelop shuttered CPS buildings. (Courtesy of Chicago Department of Planning and Development)

Public Spaces on Chicago’s South, West Sides Get $10 Million Investment

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An artist’s rendering of plans for St. Laurence school, where children and adults will be able to take free art classes. (Chicago Arts + Industry Commons / Place Lab)

An investment of more than $10 million will help transform unused buildings and vacant lots on Chicago’s South and West Sides into centers for arts and culture that offer free community programs.

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An artist’s rendering of plans for St. Laurence school, where children and adults will be able to take free art classes. (Chicago Arts + Industry Commons / Place Lab)

New Law Requires Student Drivers to Learn How to Interact With Police

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Chicago police make an arrest. (grendelkhan / Flickr)

A new Illinois law mandates that driver’s education instructors teach students how to behave if pulled over by law enforcement.

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Chicago police make an arrest. (grendelkhan / Flickr)

The Week in Review: Chicago’s Top Cop Asks for Help

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Crime statistics continue to soar. Police arrest 77 in a gun and drug raid. Chicago schools open without a teachers' contract. Cub playoff tickets go on sale, and is there any hope for the Bears? These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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The Week in Review: Chicago’s Top Cop Asks for Help
The Week in Review: Chicago’s Top Cop Asks for Help

NFL Players’ Careers Most Impacted by Certain Knee Injuries

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NFL players who had knee surgeries such as ACL reconstruction or patellar tendon repair experienced the most significant decline in performance, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

The Chicago Bears open the season Sunday with several players sidelined by injuries. A new study analyzing common orthopedic surgeries NFL players receive could shed some light onto when fans can expect them back.

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NFL players who had knee surgeries such as ACL reconstruction or patellar tendon repair experienced the most significant decline in performance, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

September 8, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the Sept. 8, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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September 8, 2016 - Full Show
September 8, 2016 - Full Show

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Tours Austin

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Dr. Jill Stein came back to Chicago on Thursday to tour the West Side neighborhood of Austin and highlight issues central to her platform: gun control, unemployment, climate change and education reform.

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Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Tours Austin
Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Tours Austin