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Chicago to Build 50 Miles of ‘Better Bike Lanes’

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Chicago's first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday unveiled a new plan to build 50 miles of "better bike lanes" in the city over the next three years. 

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Chicago's first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)

‘Making’ a Photograph: The Conceptual Work of Kenneth Josephson

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New York State, 1970, Kenneth Josephson

Acclaimed Midwestern photographer Kenneth Josephson has created innovative pictures of Chicago from the 1950s until the 21st century. We take a look at the man behind the lens and his conceptual photography.

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New York State, 1970, Kenneth Josephson
‘Making’ a Photograph: The Conceptual Work of Ken Josephson
‘Making’ a Photograph: The Conceptual Work of Ken Josephson

Viewer Feedback: ‘Felder Has Captured the Passion of Mr. Berlin’

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Hear what viewers had to say about our interview with Hershey Felder, our story on outsider artist Lee Godie and our showcase of creatures from ReptileFest when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Viewer Feedback: Felder Has Captured the Passion of Berlin
Viewer Feedback: Felder Has Captured the Passion of Berlin

MCA Appoints New Associate Curator José Esparza Chong Cuy

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Writer and curator José Esparza Chong Cuy, who was previously associate curator at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, replaces Julie Rodrigues Widholm.

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The Week in Review: Mayor Maintains Support for Johnson as Top Cop

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Eddie Arruza and and guests discuss the mayor's support for Eddie Johnson as police superintendent, Dennis Hastert's apology and other top stories of the week.

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The Week in Review: Mayor Maintains Support of Johnson
The Week in Review: Mayor Maintains Support of Johnson

‘The Interview Show’ at the Hideout Makes Television Debut

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We get perspective on the business of interviewing from Mark Bazer, host of "The Interview Show," which airs Friday nights on WTTW starting this week.

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‘The Interview Show’ at the Hideout Makes Television Debut
‘The Interview Show’ at the Hideout Makes Television Debut

Aldermen Sound Off on Next Top Cop, Calls to Abolish IPRA

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Could reports of an exam-cheating probe related to Eddie Johnson's fiancée derail his confirmation as top cop? Should IPRA be abolished? A panel of aldermen tackle these questions and more.

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Aldermen Sound Off on Next Top Cop, Calls to Abolish IPRA
Aldermen Sound Off on Next Top Cop, Calls to Abolish IPRA

April 7, 2016 - Full Show

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

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April 7, 2016 - Full Show
April 7, 2016 - Full Show

State Republican Leaders Unveil $1.3 Billion Spending Plan

Measure Called a 'Lifeline' for Social Services

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State Republican leaders unveiled a $1.3 billion spending plan Thursday that they say will be a “lifeline” for social services and other programs that have struggled financially in the ongoing budget impasse.

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State Republican Leaders Unveil $1.3 Billion Spending Plan
State Republican Leaders Unveil $1.3 Billion Spending Plan

Use Your Phone During a Performance? There's an App For That

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A University of Illinois dance professor created an app which encourages audience members to get interactive during performances by using their smartphones. 

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Why Must Solution Always be Addition by Subtraction?’

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Hear what viewers had to say about proposed residential reuse of the Cook County Hospital building and the latest proposal for funding Illinois' schools when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Why Must Solution Always be Addition"
Viewer Feedback: ‘Why Must Solution Always be Addition"

More Pileated Woodpeckers: Emerald Ash Borer or Healthier Habitat?

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In recent years, pileated woodpeckers have been noticed more frequently in areas closer to Chicago, an urban setting they generally avoid. (Joshlaymon / Wikimedia Commons)

Recent news coverage has suggested a spike in pileated woodpecker sightings in the western suburbs may be linked to the emerald ash borer. But according to at least two wildlife experts, it probably has more to do with the restoration of local habitat.

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In recent years, pileated woodpeckers have been noticed more frequently in areas closer to Chicago, an urban setting they generally avoid. (Joshlaymon / Wikimedia Commons)

ReptileFest Slithers Back to Chicago

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(Courtesy of ReptileFest)

Reptiles, amphibians and the people who love them, or at least like them, come together this weekend for ReptileFest 2016. We get a preview of the event and meet some of the animals on display.

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(Courtesy of ReptileFest)
ReptileFest Slithers Back to Chicago
ReptileFest Slithers Back to Chicago

Weekend Events: White Sox Home Opener, CHIRP Record Fair, Shakespeare

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(Geoff Livingston / Flickr)

Celebrate the season at the White Sox home opener, or freshen up your collection of vinyl, take in a few Latino films, get inspired by Shakespeare and rub elbows with robots. 

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(Geoff Livingston / Flickr)

WTTW Organic Garden Springs Back to Life

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Winter’s (mostly) behind us and we’re ready to grow! It might not quite feel like it yet, but spring is here and it’s time to head back to the garden. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan joins us to prepare WTTW’s organic garden for a fruitful growing season.

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WTTW Organic Garden Springs Back to Life
WTTW Organic Garden Springs Back to Life

Former Clerk to Merrick Garland Speaks About Working with Nominee

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Merrick Garland (Courtesy of White House)

President Barack Obama will visit the University of Chicago on Thursday to promote Merrick Garland, the Illinois native nominated to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. We speak with one of Garland's former law clerks about what it's like to work with the judge.

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Merrick Garland (Courtesy of White House)
Former Clerk to Merrick Garland Speaks About Nominee
Former Clerk to Merrick Garland Speaks About Nominee

April 6, 2016 - Full Show

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

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April 6, 2016 - Full Show
April 6, 2016 - Full Show