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Chicago teachers formally give a 10-day strike notice to the Chicago Board of Education. Why the mayor and schools chief think they can avoid a walkout.

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This year's heated election is spilling over into the workplace. Are there any benefits to talking about politics at work? 

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He may not have had flattering words for Chicago during Monday's presidential debate, but Donald Trump on Wednesday hit Chicago and the suburbs for rallies and fundraisers.

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A federal judge blocks Election Day voter registration in Illinois, but Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she will appeal the ruling. We hear arguments on both sides of the case.

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Four parents sued Cook County because their sons were held in juvenile detention for days without a hearing. Now that common practice is changing. Assessing the impact of that move.

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Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider speaks at the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Chicago Tonight)

The head of the Illinois Republican Party looks ahead to the future of his party and evaluates Donald Trump's performance in Monday’s presidential debate.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is about to begin its new term–with only eight justices on the bench. Three former Supreme Court clerks preview some of the upcoming hot-button cases.  

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Kate McKinnon and Larry David portray Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch that aired in May 2016. (Courtesy NBC)

Monday's presidential debate sparked some laughs. We look at how comedians have tackled this election, what's resonated and what has fallen flat. 

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U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon speaks at the City Club of Chicago on Monday, Sept. 26. (Chicago Tonight)

Will there be federal charges against the police officers involved in the potential Laquan McDonald cover-up? Find out what U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon has to say about his office's role in prosecuting police misconduct.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will share the stage for the first time at Monday's presidential debate. A primer on what to look for during the highly anticipated event. 

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The mayor focuses on a variety of programs to help stem the city’s soaring crime, but critics say it isn’t enough. Chicago teachers take another strike vote. And the Bears season looks bleak. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers one of the most anticipated speeches of his tenure at Malcolm X College on the city's Near West Side.

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As the city faces its worst spate of violence in many years, will the mayor's new proposals and initiatives turn the tide of Chicago's violent crime once and for all?

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We got a flood of reaction to our Tuesday special about solutions to violence in Chicago. Hear what viewers had to say when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are about to swell. Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Wednesday the hiring of 1,000 new police officers, detectives and sergeants.

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We look at what the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey say about counterterrorism efforts in the U.S.