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Republicans and Democrats at Odds Over Trump Tax Plan

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President Donald Trump recently said the heart of his tax proposal “is a giant, beautiful, massive – the biggest ever in our country – tax cut.” We take a closer look at the plan.

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Republicans and Democrats at Odds Over Trump Tax Plan
Republicans and Democrats at Odds Over Trump Tax Plan

Hundreds Flee Devastation in Puerto Rico to Join Family in Chicago

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday the city is not only offering emergency responders to help Puerto Rico, but has already accepted 1,600 evacuees. 

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Hundreds Flee Puerto Rico to Join Family in Chicago
Hundreds Flee Puerto Rico to Join Family in Chicago

Illinois Public Health Department Issues Standing Order for Naloxone

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There were nearly 1,900 fatal opioid overdoses in Illinois last year, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. We speak with Nirav Shah, the agency’s director, about the state’s fight against the crisis.

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State Public Health Dept. Issues Standing Order for Naloxone
State Public Health Dept. Issues Standing Order for Naloxone

Chicago Considers ‘Good Food’ Procurement Policy

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Chicago could become the first U.S. city outside of California to adopt a policy requiring it to purchase food from sources that meet a set of health, environmental and fair labor standards.

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Eyewitness: Las Vegas Shooter ‘Wanted to Do as Much Damage as Possible’

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(Credit: @CNN / Twitter)

An eyewitness recounts what she saw in Las Vegas on Sunday night during what has become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Eyewitness Recounts Las Vegas Mass Shooting
Eyewitness Recounts Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A Story My Lyft Driver Told Me

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Jay Shefsky is reunited with his Lyft Driver, Janice Walker-Hester.

Meet one of the first African-American flight attendants and hear the unusual way her mother inspired her love of travel.

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Jay Shefsky is reunited with his Lyft Driver, Janice Walker-Hester.
A Story My Lyft Driver Told Me
A Story My Lyft Driver Told Me

Brookfield Zoo to Host International Symposium on Animal Welfare

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(Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

More than 125 animal welfare experts from around the world will gather in October to share new research and best practices related to caring for animals in zoos and aquariums.

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Chicago Joins ‘Getting to Zero’ Initiative Aimed at Eliminating HIV

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Can Illinois stop the spread of HIV infections? A statewide initiative aims to do just that. “We have a real chance of stopping the spread of HIV once and for all,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

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Chicago Bears’ Winning Streak Advances to 14 … Coin Flips

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U.S. Army officers oversee a coin toss on Nov. 16, 2014 between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)

The likelihood of correctly calling 14 coin tosses in a row is 1 in 16,384—or about as likely as Bears fans longing for the return of Rex Grossman. In light of the Bears’ current streak, we crunch the numbers.

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U.S. Army officers oversee a coin toss on Nov. 16, 2014 between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)

Local Researchers Make 3-D ‘Tissue Chip’ of Female Reproductive System

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EVATAR is a female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of one’s hand. Each divided compartment within the cube contains a 3-D model of a different part of the reproductive tract, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and liver. The blue fluid pumps through each compartment and performs the function of blood. (Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine)

A miniature female reproductive system will help researchers better understand the cause of polycystic ovary syndrome, and advance the development of drugs to treat the disease.

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EVATAR is a female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of one’s hand. Each divided compartment within the cube contains a 3-D model of a different part of the reproductive tract, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and liver. The blue fluid pumps through each compartment and performs the function of blood. (Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine)

What Leads to False Confessions? ‘Making a Murderer’ Attorneys Weigh In

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Steven Drizin appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 24, 2016.

Attorneys for Brendan Dassey discuss interrogation techniques and environmental factors that can leave a suspect feeling like they have no choice but to confess – even if they’re innocent.

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Steven Drizin appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 24, 2016.

The Week in Review: Rauner Faces Outrage Over Abortion Bill

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The governor signs a controversial bill. Chicago cops mimic NFL player protests. City leaders push hard for Amazon headquarters. Chicago native Hugh Hefner dies at age 91. And the Cubs clinch their division for the second straight year. 

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The Week in Review: Rauner Faces Outrage Over Abortion Bill
The Week in Review: Rauner Faces Outrage Over Abortion Bill

City of Chicago Taking Equifax to Court

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is suing consumer reporting agency Equifax after last month’s massive breach that exposed 143 million consumers to possible identity theft—including 5.4 million Illinoisans.

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Sept. 28, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the Sept. 28, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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Sept. 28, 2017 - Full Show
Sept. 28, 2017 - Full Show

Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet to Join Forces Under One Roof

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(Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago)

What brought about the new business arrangement of two of Chicago’s most prominent cultural institutions? We speak with two of the driving forces behind each company.

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Why Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet Found Cause to Merge
Why Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet Found Cause to Merge

US Supreme Court to Take on Union Fees Case Janus v AFSCME

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(Matt H. Wade / Wikipedia)

An Illinois case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and it could have huge ramifications for public unions.

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US Supreme Court to Take on Union Fees Case Janus v AFSCME
US Supreme Court to Take on Union Fees Case Janus v AFSCME

Rauner Signs Controversial ‘Abortion Bill’

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The move puts an end to ambiguity over his stance on the issue, but in raising the ire of his conservative base it may also force him into a new battle: fending of a challenger from the right in next year’s elections.

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