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EPA: Widely Used Herbicide is Harmful to Wildlife

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Some farm groups are criticizing a new report about the hazards of atrazine, a herbicide that was banned by the European Union more than 10 years ago.

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June 7, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the June 7, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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June 7, 2016 - Full Show
June 7, 2016 - Full Show

Mayor Emanuel on CPS Uncertainty, CPD Challenges

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“Illinois must meet its primary function” of funding education, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during an interview with Paris Schutz. Hear the full conversation.

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Mayor Emanuel on CPS Uncertainty, CPD Challenges
Mayor Emanuel on CPS Uncertainty, CPD Challenges

Cancer Research Sharing Platform Launches at University of Chicago

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with professor Robert Grossman, director of Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago, and Louis M. Staudt of the National Cancer Institute as they tour the Genomic Data Commons on June 6. (Robert Kozloff)

Cancer researchers will have an easier time accessing, sharing and analyzing information with the launch Monday of a new platform funded by the National Cancer Institute.

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with professor Robert Grossman, director of Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago, and Louis M. Staudt of the National Cancer Institute as they tour the Genomic Data Commons on June 6. (Robert Kozloff)

Robin Robinson to Join Chicago Police Department as Special Adviser

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Robin Robinson (Facebook)

Veteran news anchor Robin Robinson is joining the Chicago Police Department as a special adviser, according to an internal memo from Supt. Eddie Johnson. 

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Robin Robinson (Facebook)

June 6, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the June 6, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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June 6, 2016 - Full Show
June 6, 2016 - Full Show

Former Gov. Jim Edgar Talks State Budget Impasse

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The former governor joins Carol Marin on “Chicago Tonight” to discuss the budget impasse, whether or not schools will open and if Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan can find a solution.

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Former Gov. Jim Edgar Talks State Budget Impasse
Former Gov. Jim Edgar Talks State Budget Impasse

Chicago Police Union Reacts to IPRA Release of Videos, Audio

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Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority has begun posting audio and video from police misconduct investigations. We hear what the head of the police union has to say about it.

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Chicago Police Union Reacts to IPRA Release of Videos, Audio
Chicago Police Union Reacts to IPRA Release of Videos, Audio

What Questions Do You Have for Mayor Emanuel?

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on "Chicago Tonight" in March 2016.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins “Chicago Tonight” for a one-on-one interview with Paris Schutz on Tuesday. What are your questions for the mayor? Share them with us.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on "Chicago Tonight" in March 2016.

Chicago Wins Gold at Gardening Show in Ireland

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Chicago’s green thumb just got some international accolades. A garden designed by the Chicago Park District was awarded a gold medal at Bloom, Ireland's largest gardening show.

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Making Music Together: A Look at Diversity in Orchestras

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The Grant Park Music Festival opens in one week, making classical music accessible to anyone who's interested. But the makeup of orchestras across the country doesn't always reflect the makeup of surrounding communities.

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Making Music Together: A Look at Diversity in Orchestras
Making Music Together: A Look at Diversity in Orchestras

Ask Geoffrey: Why Are Chicago Street Signs Green and White?

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Chicago street signs have it pretty tough. They get battered by the elements, vandalized, stolen – and worst of all, they get no gratitude for helping people navigate our city. Let’s tip our hats to Chicago’s poor unheralded street signs with two questions about these everyday heroes.

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Heated Marital Spats Linked to Heart Problems

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Flying off the handle during a marital spat cannot only escalate the argument, but also increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular conditions, like high blood pressure, a new study says. 

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Videos of Potential Police Misconduct Go Public

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The Independent Police Review Authority on Friday released hundreds of videos and other supporting evidence in potential police misconduct cases dating back to 2011.

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Officials Warn of Rabid Bats After 6 Found in Cook County

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(Ann Froschauer / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Six bats found in Cook County that were reported to local authorities this year, including three in Chicago, have tested positive for rabies, the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control (CCDARC) said Thursday.

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(Ann Froschauer / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Week in Review: Lots of Posturing, Little Progress in Springfield

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Joel Weisman and his panel discuss this week’s news, including the end of the spring legislative session in Springfield without a budget and the possibility that schools won’t open in the fall.

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The Week in Review: Lots of Posturing, Little Progress
The Week in Review: Lots of Posturing, Little Progress

Sharing Economy Plunges into Chicago Waterways

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(Courtesy of GetMyBoat)

The sharing economy is surfacing on Chicago’s lakes and rivers as boat rental app GetMyBoat joins the likes of Uber, Lyft and Airbnb.

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(Courtesy of GetMyBoat)