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Chicago FOP President and ACLU Weigh In on Police Reform

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On the road to reform, which path should the Chicago Police Department take: one with or without federal oversight?

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Chicago FOP President and ACLU Weigh in on Police Reform
Chicago FOP President and ACLU Weigh in on Police Reform

CPS Chemistry Students to Study Toxic Metals, Environmental Racism

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A new $450,000 federal grant program partners CPS students with university professors to study the impact of toxic metals on Chicago neighborhoods. 

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Chicago Charter Teachers Back Potential CTU Merger

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Educators in the nation’s largest charter school union voted last week in favor of joining the Chicago Teachers Union in a move both sides hope will help expand their “collective power” to advocate for public education in the city.

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UIC Launches Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine Center

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Researchers at UIC will focus on understanding tissue regeneration and spearheading future developments in stem cell biology as a means to repair diseased organs and tissues.

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Urban Nature: ‘Chicago’s Crossroads’

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If you want to know what Chicago looked like 200 years ago, head to the city’s southeast corner, where native wetlands, forests and prairies all come together.

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Urban Nature: ‘Chicago’s Crossroads’
Urban Nature: ‘Chicago’s Crossroads’

Sidney Blumenthal Tells Story of Lincoln’s Political Evolution

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The Lincoln biographer and Clinton family adviser discusses his newest book, “Westling With His Angel.”

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Sidney Blumenthal Tells Story of Lincoln’s Political Evoluti
Sidney Blumenthal Tells Story of Lincoln’s Political Evoluti

International Stories Take the Stage at Sullivan High School

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Roger C. Sullivan High School students from Chicago and around the world will share their stories June 13. The school has the highest number of refugee students of any high school in the city. (Courtesy of Lifeline Theatre)

Students at Roger C. Sullivan High School will share stories of community and identity from local and international perspectives this week, in collaboration with Lifeline Theatre.

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Roger C. Sullivan High School students from Chicago and around the world will share their stories June 13. The school has the highest number of refugee students of any high school in the city. (Courtesy of Lifeline Theatre)

DuSable Museum Seeking World War I Artifacts, Stories for New Exhibit

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Men line up to enlist in World War I. (Courtesy of Christopher Reed)

The museum is turning to the public for help in telling the story of African-Americans who served as combat soldiers during World War 1.

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Men line up to enlist in World War I. (Courtesy of Christopher Reed)

Historical Happy Hour: A Toast to Gwendolyn Brooks

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet would have celebrated her 100th birthday this week. We take some poetic license ourselves with the Jazz June, a gin-based cocktail with a spring of fragrant lavender. 

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Adler’s Zooniverse Project Wants Your Help Finding New Baby Galaxies

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(Courtesy of University of Oxford)

Citizen scientists can help researchers discover new distant galaxies as part of the Adler-led Zooniverse project. 

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Bike Relay Race Inspired by IU’s ‘Little 500’ Comes to Chicago

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The women’s Little 500 bike race on April 24, 2009. (Indiana Public Media / Flickr)

Inspired by a popular cinder track relay race at Indiana University Bloomington, and the 1979 dramedy “Breaking Away,” the Chicago Cinder Classic will set wheels spinning in Chicago this summer.

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The women’s Little 500 bike race on April 24, 2009. (Indiana Public Media / Flickr)

CPS Announces Plans for New $75M Englewood High School

District will merge four existing area schools by 2019-20

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(Rendering courtesy of Chicago Public Schools)

Chicago Public Schools says it's making its most significant investment in Englewood in decades, announcing plans Friday to construct a “state-of-the-art” high school that will take in students from four other area schools the district plans to shutter.

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The Week in Review: Comey Feared Trump Would Lie

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Comey says Trump lied about his firing. More candidates jump into the governor’s race. And the MLB investigates an abuse claim against the Cubs’ Addison Russell. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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The Week in Review: Comey Feared Trump Would Lie
The Week in Review: Comey Feared Trump Would Lie

June 8, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the June 8, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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June 8, 2017 - Full Show
June 8, 2017 - Full Show

Tribune: Cook County Property Assessments ‘Fundamentally Flawed’

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An extensive Chicago Tribune investigation claims the county’s property tax system favors the rich over the poor. The Tribune reporter and a representative from the Cook County Assessor’s Office join us in discussion.

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Tribune: Cook County Property Assessments ‘Fundamentally Fla
Tribune: Cook County Property Assessments ‘Fundamentally Fla

Report: Chicago-Area Public Schools Matching Downstate Counterparts

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A new study finds that as school effectiveness and achievement levels rise in Chicago, the opposite is occurring downstate, where low-income enrollment is increasing.

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Celebration, ‘Sacrifice’ for Chicago’s Halal Eateries During Ramadan

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How do the city’s halal restaurants, which serve mostly Muslim customers, hold up during the month of Ramadan? We explore the traditions of two West Ridge destinations.

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