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Betsy DeVos, Mayor Emanuel Talk Chicago Education, Reforms in DC

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met in the nation’s capital for a “wide ranging” discussion Wednesday morning that centered on the road ahead for Chicago education.

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Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to Chicago Burger Chain Wimpy’s?

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A viewer wonders what became of a Chicago burger chain that borrowed its name from a cartoon moocher. Geoffrey Baer serves up some hamburger history in this encore edition of “Ask Geoffrey.”

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Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to Chicago Burger Chain Wimpy’s?
Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to Chicago Burger Chain Wimpy’s?

Art in Space Sparks Discussion on Technology, AI

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet worked with artist Eduardo Kac to create "Inner Telescope," a piece of artwork that is currently aboard a space station. (Courtesy of Eduardo Kac)

As artwork by a Chicago artist orbits the Earth aboard the International Space Station, a medley of professionals will explore how technology and artificial intelligence have shaped their industries. 

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet worked with artist Eduardo Kac to create "Inner Telescope," a piece of artwork that is currently aboard a space station. (Courtesy of Eduardo Kac)

United Faces Multiple Probes After Passenger Removed from Plane

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(Aero Icarus / Wikimedia Commons)

Lawmakers at multiple levels of government are calling for probes into what happened on Sunday night aboard United Airlines flight 3411.

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(Aero Icarus / Wikimedia Commons)
United Faces Multiple Probes After Passenger Removed from Pl
United Faces Multiple Probes After Passenger Removed from Pl

April 11, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the April 11, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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April 11, 2017 - Full Show
April 11, 2017 - Full Show

3 Chicago Firms Selected for Obama Library Project Management Team

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The University of Chicago (Credit: Tom Rossiter)

The Obama Foundation announced Tuesday three Chicago-based firms will lead the project management team for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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The University of Chicago (Credit: Tom Rossiter)

‘The Gatekeepers’ Illustrates Power of White House Chief of Staff

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Chris Whipple (Photo by David Hume Kennerly)

A behind-the-scenes look at what some think is the second most powerful position in government: White House chief of staff.

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Chris Whipple (Photo by David Hume Kennerly)
‘The Gatekeepers’ Illustrates Power of White House Chief of
‘The Gatekeepers’ Illustrates Power of White House Chief of

Scientists at Lincoln Park Zoo Working to Save Puerto Rican Parrot

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(Tanya Martinez / Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources)

Experts in Chicago are working to save one of the world’s most endangered birds. 

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(Tanya Martinez / Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources)

Judge to Rule on CPS, Rauner Motions Next Week

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When will Chicago Public Schools hold its last day of class? There could be clarity next week, when a Cook County judge rules on a pair of motions in the district’s ongoing suit against Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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During Lent, Chicago Architect Turns Lens to Neighborhood Churches

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St. Helen's Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village. (Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Dan O’Brien has embarked on what he calls his “Lenten architectural pilgrimage” for about 10 years. “The artistic effort that was put into designing these spaces ... were all meant to tell a story,” he says.

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St. Helen's Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village. (Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)
During Lent, Chicago Architect Turns Lens to Neighborhood Ch
During Lent, Chicago Architect Turns Lens to Neighborhood Ch

2018 Race for Governor Heats Up, But Still No Budget from Springfield

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(Jimmy Emerson, DVM / Flickr)

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle weigh in on the latest developments in Springfield.

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(Jimmy Emerson, DVM / Flickr)
2018 Race for Governor Heats Up, But Still No Budget from Sp
2018 Race for Governor Heats Up, But Still No Budget from Sp

AJ Mendez Brooks’ Memoir Tackles Mental Illness, Family Dysfunction

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Since her retirement from the ring a couple of years ago, World Wresting Entertainment champion April Jeanette “AJ” Mendez Brooks has been working on another story line – for a new book.

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AJ Mendez Brooks’ Memoir Tackles Mental Illness, Family Dysf
AJ Mendez Brooks’ Memoir Tackles Mental Illness, Family Dysf

Pinball Meets Paschke in ‘Kings and Queens’ Exhibition

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From the exhibition “Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.” (James Prinz / Elmhurst Art Museum)

Pinball machines and Ed Paschke paintings go side by side as a suburban museum becomes an artful arcade.

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From the exhibition “Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.” (James Prinz / Elmhurst Art Museum)
Pinball Meets Paschke in ‘Kings and Queens’ Exhibition
Pinball Meets Paschke in ‘Kings and Queens’ Exhibition

New Card Helps Disabled Communicate with Police in Stressful Situations

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(Axion23 / Wikimedia Commons)

Inspired by a mother’s concern for her son, new disability awareness cards outline behaviors exhibited by people with disabilities in order to better inform police and first responders.

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Report: Chicago’s Health At Risk with 151 Dirty Air Days

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(Bryce Edwards / Flickr)

In 2015, Chicago air pollution reached elevated levels for a total of 151 days, a new report shows, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other negative health effects for city residents.

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(Bryce Edwards / Flickr)

Northwestern Crew Team Student Dies After Falling Overboard

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(Chicago Tonight)

The body of 19-year-old Mohammed Ramzan, a member of the Northwestern University men’s crew team, has been recovered from the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood. Authorities say he fell into the water early Monday morning during a rowing practice.

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Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 14 Months After Scalia’s Death

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After a hyper-partisan confirmation process and a change to the filibuster rule in the Senate, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday by Justice Anthony Kennedy – the judge for whom he once served as a clerk.

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Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice