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Baseball Artist

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As a kid growing up in Wrigleyville, Margie Lawrence developed a love of baseball and baseball players. But it was her love for a Wrigley Field beer vendor that inspired her to become a baseball artist. Jay Shefsky has a profile. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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July 8, 2013 - Baseball Artist
July 8, 2013 - Baseball Artist

Viewer Feedback: 7/8

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We share what you had to say about Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and a recent giraffe birth at Brookfield Zoo in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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July 8, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 7/8
July 8, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 7/8

Chicago Tonight's Weekly Roundup

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Check out Chicago Tonight's weekly roundup for links to all of our stories from this week.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/5 - 6/7

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A close look at the creatures that inhabit the Great Lakes; a wide variety of snacks for foodies; and The Jungle Book at the Goodman Theatre. Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.

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Pension Conference Committee Holds Public Hearing

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The Pension Conference Committee says they will not reach Gov. Pat Quinn's July 9 deadline to come up with reform. Paris Schutz has the latest. Learn more about the 10 members and see how they each voted on recent pension bills.

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July 3, 2013 - Pension Conference Committee Hearing
July 3, 2013 - Pension Conference Committee Hearing

Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County's Fiscal Health

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 estimated deficit. We talk with President Preckwinkle about what to expect with Cook County’s fiscal health. Read her preliminary budget.

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July 3, 2013 - Toni Preckwinkle
July 3, 2013 - Toni Preckwinkle

Chief Judge Ruben Castillo

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Judge Ruben Castillo has been appointed the new Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with the first Hispanic Chief Judge to hold this position. Read an interview with outgoing Chief Judge James Holderman.

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July 3, 2013 - Chief Judge Ruben Castillo
July 3, 2013 - Chief Judge Ruben Castillo

Maggie Daley Park

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The Chicago Park District is halfway toward rebuilding north Grant Park, to be known as "Maggie Daley Park." Watch a time-lapse video, read an article and view a slideshow.

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July 3, 2013 - Maggie Daley Park
July 3, 2013 - Maggie Daley Park

Eve Ensler Revisited

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Eve Ensler’s memoir, In the Body of the World, is a gritty glimpse of her recent struggles – from uterine cancer to working with rape survivors in the Congo. We revisit a conversation we had with Ensler back in May. Read an excerpt from her book.

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July 2, 2013 - Eve Ensler Revisited
July 2, 2013 - Eve Ensler Revisited

The Stone Age in Chicago

'The Cave Paintings of Lascaux'

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The famous Lascaux Caves of southern France -- or at least a life-sized replica of them --are now in Chicago. We revisit a preview of the exhibit at the Field Museum. Watch web extra videos and view a slideshow.

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July 3, 2013 - The Stone Age in Chicago
July 3, 2013 - The Stone Age in Chicago

Web Extra: Giraffe Born at Brookfield Zoo

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Brookfield Zoo is standing tall today after the debut of the 59th baby giraffe born on its grounds. At 5-foot-9 and 173 pounds, the calf was born 11 days ago to first-time mom Jasiri, and dad Hasani. Watch a web extra video of the giraffe's birth.

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Protesters Demand Removal of Egypt's President

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Unrest is sparking fears of a second revolution in Egypt. Thousands have taken to the streets pushing for the ouster of Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, who has been in office for a year. But a defiant President Morsi is rejecting the opposition’s call for an early special election. We have the latest on the turmoil in Egypt that has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 600 over the past few days.

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July 2, 2013 - Protesters Demand Removal of Egypt President
July 2, 2013 - Protesters Demand Removal of Egypt President

Quinn Makes Big Changes to Concealed Carry

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Gov. Pat Quinn makes big changes to the concealed carry bill. Read more about the changes.

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July 2, 2013 - Quinn Makes Big Changes to Concealed Carry
July 2, 2013 - Quinn Makes Big Changes to Concealed Carry

Alice Walker

"The Color Purple" author on poetry

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Her most famous work may be the novel The Color Purple, but Alice Walker says she is a poet at heart. Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple in 1983, the first African-American woman to do so. Now the poet-turned-novelist has two new books, of poetry and prose. She joins us. Read an article.

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July 2, 2013 - Alice Walker
July 2, 2013 - Alice Walker

Animal Inside Out

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We revisit an exhibit that takes a revealing look at animals from the inside -- out. Ash-har Quraishi takes us behind the scenes at the Museum of Science and Industry. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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July 2, 2013 - Animal Inside Out
July 2, 2013 - Animal Inside Out

Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss reviews three highly anticipated shows in Chicago. Learn more about the shows and watch a web extra review.

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July 2, 2013 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews
July 2, 2013 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Bill Daley Raises $800,000

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Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley reports raising $800,000 in just over two weeks. Paris Schutz has the latest on where the race stands.

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July 1, 2013 - Bill Daley Raises $800,000
July 1, 2013 - Bill Daley Raises $800,000