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History Comes to Life as CPS Students Meet ‘Hamilton’

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The Founding Father who became the subject of one of the most popular Broadway musicals in a generation is also the subject of a history lesson in Chicago Public Schools.

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History Comes to Life as CPS Students Meet ‘Hamilton’
History Comes to Life as CPS Students Meet ‘Hamilton’

CTU Delegates to Consider 1-day Walkout

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(Chicago Tonight)

A union spokesman confirmed the union’s 800-member House of Delegates will begin discussions Wednesday over a “possible May 1 action.” No strike vote has yet been scheduled.

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Family’s Journey Told in Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘Life, Animated’

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A still image from the documentary “Life, Animated.”

Cornelia Suskind tell us about her son Owen, the subject of a new documentary film.

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A still image from the documentary “Life, Animated.”
Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘Life, Animated’
Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘Life, Animated’

‘Cat Wars’ Interview Stirs Up Emotions, Sparks Response

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Pete Marra appears on Chicago Tonight with host Phil Ponce on Feb. 1.

Last month, ornithologist Pete Marra sat down with Chicago Tonight to discuss his book detailing outdoor cats’ impact on U.S. bird populations. It was an interview that stirred up emotions on all sides. 

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Pete Marra appears on Chicago Tonight with host Phil Ponce on Feb. 1.

Study: Waterfall Sounds Enhance Deep Sleep, Memory in Older Adults

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Deep sleep is vital to memory and decreases with age. Playing pink noise – described as a waterfall-like sound – in sync with a person’s brain waves was found to enhance deep sleep and sleep-dependent memory retention in older adults, according to a new Northwestern study.

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March 7, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the March 7, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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March 7, 2017 - Full Show
March 7, 2017 - Full Show

New Book Explores Murder Case that Brought Neuroscience to Court

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How as a society should we define responsibility and free will? A new book by Chicago-based journalist Kevin Davis explores these issues.

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Book Explores Murder Case that Brought Neuroscience to Court
Book Explores Murder Case that Brought Neuroscience to Court

Local Politicians, Advocacy Groups React to GOP’s ACA Replacement

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House Republicans released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday night. How will it impact insurance rates, coverage and Medicaid? 

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Local Politicians, Advocacy Groups React to GOP’s ACA Plan
Local Politicians, Advocacy Groups React to GOP’s ACA Plan

ASPIRA Charter Teachers Set March Strike Date

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(Christine Geovanis / Flickr)

If progress isn't made over the next 10 days in ongoing labor negotiations, educators in a small Chicago charter school network say they will walk off the job in what would be the nation’s first charter teachers strike.

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Preservation Chicago Names City’s 7 Most Endangered Structures of 2017

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This year, the group’s annual list of endangered structures sounds the alarm on not just buildings, but also public art. 

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Preservation Group Names City’s 7 Most Endangered Structures
Preservation Group Names City’s 7 Most Endangered Structures

Rauner: ‘No Reason to Wait’ on CPS Funding

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Following calls Monday by Chance the Rapper to “do your job,” Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said there are two viable plans to quickly get $215 million to Chicago Public Schools.

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Alderwoman: More Info Needed to Evaluate Chicago Manganese Ban

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Several advocacy groups are calling on Chicago to ban storage of materials containing manganese in residential areas following a 2016 study that revealed potentially harmful levels of manganese dust on the city’s Southeast Side.

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

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The Grammy winner announced a $1 million donation to CPS, just as Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office presented new ideas to rescue the cash-strapped district from its funding wreckage.

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools
Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

International Women’s Day Events in Chicago

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On Jan. 21, an estimated 250,000 demonstrators participated in the Women’s March on Chicago. (Alexandra Silets / Chicago Tonight)

Wednesday marks the 106th International Women’s Day. From a Chicago rally to a neighborhood restaurant crawl to stand-up comedy, there are plenty of ways to celebrate.

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On Jan. 21, an estimated 250,000 demonstrators participated in the Women’s March on Chicago. (Alexandra Silets / Chicago Tonight)

A Brief History of International Women’s Day

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Though the United Nations didn’t designate March 8 International Women’s Day until 1975, its origins trace back to 1909, according to information compiled by the United Nations.

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Local Groups React to Revised Travel Ban

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

Local reaction was quick and sharp Monday to the president’s revised travel ban. Will it pass constitutional muster?

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly
Local Groups React to Revised Travel Ban
Local Groups React to Revised Travel Ban

March 6, 2017 - Full Show

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Watch the March 6, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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March 6, 2017 - Full Show
March 6, 2017 - Full Show