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Documentary Explores Life of Legendary Writer Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou in a scene from the documentary “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.”

The moving and powerful life of Maya Angelou: A new film explores the many facets of the acclaimed poet and writer.

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Maya Angelou in a scene from the documentary “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.”
Documentary Explores Life of Legendary Writer Maya Angelou
Documentary Explores Life of Legendary Writer Maya Angelou

Ed Vrdolyak, Former Alderman, Indicted on Tax Evasion, Impeding IRS

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The former Chicago alderman was indicted Tuesday on charges of income tax evasion and impeding the IRS. He is expected to be arraigned before Thanksgiving.

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New Report Aims to Increase Principal Retention at CPS

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A tough job, but hundreds of Chicago educators do it–a new report on making sure the best principals are on the jobs in Chicago Public Schools.

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New Report Aims to Increase Principal Retention at CPS
New Report Aims to Increase Principal Retention at CPS

Mayor: Chicago to Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants

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In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, mental health officials say a growing “public health crisis” has emerged. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel assures immigrants that Chicago will remain a sanctuary city.

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Mayor: Chicago to Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants
Mayor: Chicago to Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants

Chicago Shop Plays Key Role in Keeping World’s Ensembles in Tune

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Chicago Tonight visits a little shop in Chicago for a look at how to rejuvenate pitched percussion instruments – and to get a history lesson in concert tuning.

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Chicago Shop Plays Key Role in Keeping Ensembles in Tune
Chicago Shop Plays Key Role in Keeping Ensembles in Tune

November 14, 2016 - Full Show

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Watch the Nov. 14, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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November 14, 2016 - Full Show
November 14, 2016 - Full Show

An Inside Look at the Presidential Transition Process

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The whole world is watching. Just how does America transition from one presidential administration to another? We get an inside look.

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An Inside Look at the Presidential Transition Process
An Inside Look at the Presidential Transition Process

Author Makes Case for Edith Wilson as ‘Madam President’

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Did America have a woman president nearly a century ago? The author of a new book argues that President Woodrow Wilson’s wife Edith was more than a first lady.

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Author Makes Case for Edith Wilson as ‘Madame President’
Author Makes Case for Edith Wilson as ‘Madame President’

Madigan Takes a Rain Check on Rauner’s Meeting

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House Speaker Michael Madigan cancels a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner. Is Springfield back to business as usual as lawmakers get set for the fall veto session?

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Madigan Takes a Rain Check on Rauner’s Meeting
Madigan Takes a Rain Check on Rauner’s Meeting

Chicago Artist Planning Michelle Obama Mural at South Shore Elementary

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A Chicago artist is seeking some community help to fund his latest project at Bouchet Elementary Math and Science Academy in the South Shore neighborhood.

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After Trump Win, Renewed Questions About Electoral College

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The dissonance between the popular vote and electoral vote in last week's election has prompted a renewed look at whether America ought to elect its presidents by a straightforward popular vote.

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After Trump Win, Renewed Questions About Electoral College
After Trump Win, Renewed Questions About Electoral College

‘PBS NewsHour’ Host Gwen Ifill Dies at age 61

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Gwen Ifill

On Monday, the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” died at the age of 61 following several months of cancer treatment.

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Gwen Ifill

Amateur Photographer Explains Why He Risks Life for ‘Adrenaline Rush’

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A self-described “rooftopper” dangles his feet, a familiar perspective for such photographers, while sitting atop a Chicago skyscraper. (Courtesy Andrew Fitzsimmons)

A recent post on a social news sharing website caught our attention. In the image, a pair of legs dangle above the Chicago River, seeming to float above Wacker Drive. We had to find out who was behind the lens.

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A self-described “rooftopper” dangles his feet, a familiar perspective for such photographers, while sitting atop a Chicago skyscraper. (Courtesy Andrew Fitzsimmons)

How Will Education Policy Be Shaped Under President Trump?

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The president-elect did not say much about his education plans during his run for the White House. Here's an explainer of what has been said.

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‘Hamilton’ Inspires New Courses at Northwestern University

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The Chicago production of “Hamilton” is at the PrivateBank Theatre through Sept. 17, 2017. (Joan Marcus / Broadway in Chicago)

The influence of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical has extended beyond the stage: New courses at Northwestern University delve into the true history of Alexander Hamilton and the cultural phenomenon that is the hit musical.

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The Chicago production of “Hamilton” is at the PrivateBank Theatre through Sept. 17, 2017. (Joan Marcus / Broadway in Chicago)

Gov. Bruce Rauner Earned $188 Million in 2015

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Last year Gov. Bruce Rauner made more than $188 million, according to documents released from his office Friday. 

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Glenn DuBose, PBS Producer, Champion of the Arts, Dies

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Glenn DuBose’s last day at WTTW in 1994. (Courtesy of Marc Vitali)

Glenn DuBose, the ultimate behind-the-scenes producer of arts programming on PBS, died this week in Miami. He shaped countless fine national and local programs.

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Glenn DuBose’s last day at WTTW in 1994. (Courtesy of Marc Vitali)