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Art Conservation Expert Does Museum Work for Free

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Art conservation can cost thousands of dollars. Meet one man who’s dedicated to restoring works of art pro bono.

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Art Conservation Expert Does Museum Work for Free
Art Conservation Expert Does Museum Work for Free

Broccoli, Kale Could Slow Cognitive Decline, Study Finds

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Your mother was right to tell you to eat your broccoli. Eating nutrient-rich foods like broccoli, spinach and kale could slow age-related cognitive decline, according to a new study.

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Rauner Issues Amendatory Veto of Education Funding Bill

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Gov. Bruce Rauner made generous use of his veto pen to redline money for Chicago Public Schools and to make other sweeping changes to a major revamp of education funding.

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Rauner Issues Amendatory Veto of Education Funding Bill
Rauner Issues Amendatory Veto of Education Funding Bill

2 Plains Zebras Debut at Lincoln Park Zoo

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(Lincoln Park Zoo)

The young males belong to a highly social zebra species and will eventually share a habitat with the zoo’s giraffes. 

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(Lincoln Park Zoo)

PolitiFact Rates Rauner’s SB1 ‘Bailout’ Claim as False

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Just before Gov. Bruce Rauner issued a long-anticipated amendatory veto of an education funding reform bill in Springfield, top political fact-checkers cast doubt on one of the governor’s biggest criticisms of the legislation.

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Governor Gets Education Funding Bill, But Schools’ Future Remains Hazy

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(Meagan Davis / Wikimedia Commons)

The future of school funding is now in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s hands, after Democrats finally sent him legislation he’s made a show of demanding they release. Now the question is what Rauner will do with it.

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(Meagan Davis / Wikimedia Commons)
Rauner Gets Education Funding Bill, But Schools’ Future Hazy
Rauner Gets Education Funding Bill, But Schools’ Future Hazy

July 31, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the July 31, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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July 31, 2017 - Full Show
July 31, 2017 - Full Show

Mayor Declines to Say Whether He’ll Reappoint Police Board President

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Lori Lightfoot appears on “Chicago Tonight” on April 5, 2017.

The Chicago Police Board could be without a president Tuesday. The term of current President Lori Lightfoot expired Monday.

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Lori Lightfoot appears on “Chicago Tonight” on April 5, 2017.

The Future of Health Care After Republicans Fail to Repeal and Replace

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A bipartisan coalition of 43 House members, including three from Illinois, said Monday they’ve come up with a compromise plan to stabilize the health care market. What happens next?

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Future of Health Care After Failure to Repeal, Replace
Future of Health Care After Failure to Repeal, Replace

City Forecasts Smallest Budget Gap in a Decade

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Preliminary numbers released Monday show that the city’s financial picture is improving. But is the news all good?

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City Forecasts Smallest Budget Gap in a Decade
City Forecasts Smallest Budget Gap in a Decade

Illinois State Fair to Auction Off $100,000 in Unclaimed Property

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The nine-day event has something for everyone, including an attraction that’s been found to lure folks to the fair who might not otherwise go: an auction of unclaimed property.

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Illinois State Fair Auctions Off $100K in Unclaimed Property
Illinois State Fair Auctions Off $100K in Unclaimed Property

Viewer Feedback: ‘The Chicago Public School System Is a Failure’

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We hear from you about the the school funding debate in Springfield.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Chicago Public School System Is a Failure’
Viewer Feedback: ‘Chicago Public School System Is a Failure’

Book Inspires Young People to Create ‘No Small Plans’ For Chicago

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(Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation)

A new graphic novel wants to empower Chicago teenagers to push for the city they deserve. Meet one of the teens who created the book.

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(Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation)
Book Inspires Young People to Create ‘No Small Plans’
Book Inspires Young People to Create ‘No Small Plans’

Red Cross Facing ‘Critical’ Blood Shortage

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American Red Cross collections staff member Cherrelle Simon collects a blood donation from Clint Kraft.  (Amanda Romney / American Red Cross)

“Blood donations are being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations are coming in, which could lead to delays in patient care,” said Laurie Nehring of the American Red Cross. “We are doing everything we can to prevent that from happening.” 

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American Red Cross collections staff member Cherrelle Simon collects a blood donation from Clint Kraft.  (Amanda Romney / American Red Cross)

Toxic Metals Study Examines Kids’ Toenails on Chicago’s Southeast Side

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Chicago researchers are looking for lead, manganese and other metals that could affect lung function in children with asthma. 

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Durbin to CDC: Investigate Manganese Risks on Chicago’s Southeast Side

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The Illinois senator is calling on federal environmental and public health regulators to conduct a new assessment of toxic pollutants in one of the city’s most industrialized areas.

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Durbin to CDC: Investigate Manganese Risks on Southeast Side
Durbin to CDC: Investigate Manganese Risks on Southeast Side

Pest Spotted in the WTTW Garden

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We’re not the only ones enjoying the tomatoes. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan shares her advice on how to rid our garden of a cute – yet pesky chipmunk.

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