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CPS Expanding Parent University Program

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As Chicago Public Schools works to try and improve its parent engagement, the district announced it is expanding a neighborhood-based learning program already used by thousands of families.

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Chicago Launches Website on Climate Change

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An announcement last month from the EPA prompts Chicago to launch its own website dedicated to the science behind climate change.

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Could Milwaukee Be a Model for Replacing Chicago’s Lead Water Pipes?

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Advocacy group Milwaukee Water Commons holds an event in support of clean water in August 2016. (Milwaukee Water Commons)

Organizers of a clean water summit in Chicago next week hope to draft a plan for replacing the city's nearly 400,000 lead water pipes. 

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Advocacy group Milwaukee Water Commons holds an event in support of clean water in August 2016. (Milwaukee Water Commons)

Chicago Public Library Recognized for Digital Leadership

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Four participants of a Learning Circle at the Whitney Young Library take a quick break to pose for a picture. (Courtesy of Chicago Public Library)

When it comes to innovation in digital learning, Chicago is getting noticed.

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Four participants of a Learning Circle at the Whitney Young Library take a quick break to pose for a picture. (Courtesy of Chicago Public Library)

Rauner Says Thompson Center Sale Could Net Millions for CPS

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Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin filed legislation that would direct future property tax receipts from a possible Thompson Center redevelopment to Chicago Public Schools. (Ken Lund / Flickr)

Gov. Bruce Rauner says property taxes generated from the sale of the James R. Thompson Center could top $45 million per year, and Republican-backed legislation introduced Friday would send every one of those dollars to Chicago Public Schools.

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Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin filed legislation that would direct future property tax receipts from a possible Thompson Center redevelopment to Chicago Public Schools. (Ken Lund / Flickr)

The Week in Review: House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

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The U.S. House of Representatives approve a bill that repeals several features of Obamacare. Plans for the Obama Presidential Center are unveiled. Gov. Rauner and Mayor Emanuel battle over the Thompson Center sale.

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The Week in Review: House Votes to Repeal Obamacare
The Week in Review: House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Acoustic Monitors Track Return of Bats in Chicago

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(Anne Brooke / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Microphones placed across the Chicago area by the Lincoln Park Zoo are tracking the return of bats to the region this spring. 

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(Anne Brooke / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

May 4, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the May 4, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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May 4, 2017 - Full Show
May 4, 2017 - Full Show

Blair Kamin’s First Impressions of the Obama Library Plans

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(Credit: Obama Foundation)

Chicagoans got their first look Wednesday at plans for the Obama Presidential Center. Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin gives us his first impressions.

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Blair Kamin’s First impressions of the Obama Library Plans
Blair Kamin’s First impressions of the Obama Library Plans

Chicago Police Say Technology, Data Driving Down Crime

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A look at the Chicago Police Department's technological crime-fighting strategy.

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Chicago Police Say Technology, Data Driving Down Crime
Chicago Police Say Technology, Data Driving Down Crime

Passages Charter Teachers Vote to Strike

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Nearly all of the 46 teachers, paraprofessionals and teacher assistants at the Passages Charter School in Edgewater say they are in favor of going on strike.

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A Year Later, Illinois Service Providers Back in Court Seeking Money

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A year to the date that Illinois human service providers first went to court, the Pay Now coalition again asked the judicial branch to force the state to make good on its contracts. 

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A Year Later, Illinois Service Providers Back in Court Seeki
A Year Later, Illinois Service Providers Back in Court Seeki

Chicago Gun Offender Registry Called Into Question

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With the city’s mounting gun violence, some remain skeptical about the effectiveness of a little-known city ordinance called the Gun Offender Registry. A special report from DePaul University's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.

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Chicago Gun Offender Registry Called Into Question
Chicago Gun Offender Registry Called Into Question

City Clerk Valencia Says Municipal IDs Will Benefit All Chicagoans

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City Clerk Anna Valencia (Chicago Tonight)

City Clerk Anna Valencia joins us to discuss her position and Chicago’s municipal ID program.

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City Clerk Anna Valencia (Chicago Tonight)
City Clerk Valencia Says Municipal IDs Will Benefit All Chic
City Clerk Valencia Says Municipal IDs Will Benefit All Chic

Viewer Feedback: ‘Teaching Math Successfully is Hard'

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Viewers summed up their thoughts about math after our talk with "Beyond Infinity" author Eugenia Cheng.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Teaching Math Successfully is Hard'
Viewer Feedback: ‘Teaching Math Successfully is Hard'

Chicago Residents Earned $67 Million Through Airbnb in 2016

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In 2016, 7,600 Chicagoans hosted guests through Airbnb. (Courtesy of Airbnb)

Spare bedrooms are bringing in decent money for some Chicago residents: According to vacation rental website Airbnb, Chicago-area hosts earned an average of $4,100 in 2016.

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In 2016, 7,600 Chicagoans hosted guests through Airbnb. (Courtesy of Airbnb)

House Passes Health Care Bill Repealing Obamacare

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All seven Illinois House Republicans voted in favor of the bill Thursday that rolls back several features of the Affordable Care Act.

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House Passes Health Care Bill Repealing Obamacare
House Passes Health Care Bill Repealing Obamacare