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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.

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Community leaders from around Chicago join us for an hourlong conversation about the root causes of Chicago's violence, and what can be done to stop it.

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Garry McCarthy speaks at the City Club of Chicago on Monday, Sept. 19.

Chicago's former top cop speaks out and raises some eyebrows by saying how he would have handled the Laquan McDonald situation.

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in conversation with Phil Ponce on Sept. 16. (Chicago Tonight)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on being elected the first Muslim to lead a major Western capital, and what he makes of U.S. presidential politics.

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Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to deliver a major address on violence and public safety. On Tuesday, “Chicago Tonight” will spend the full hour discussing what we know so far about Emanuel’s plan, how to address the root causes of violence and what work is already being done in Chicago’s communities. 

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Jitu Brown appears on “Chicago Tonight” in September 2015.

In an election cycle hitting on high notes such as hairdos, walls and mishandled emails, the topic of public education seems to have been left by the wayside.

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Ron Sandack appears on "Chicago Tonight" on June 2.

Former Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), who resigned abruptly in July, sent extortion money via Western Union to the Philippines after being threatened online and over Skype, according to a police report released Friday to “Chicago Tonight” by the Downers Grove Police Department.

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City water bills soar. Sen. Mark Kirk's health report is released. Chicago shooting victims now total 3,000. The Chicago Cubs plan for the playoffs. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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The debate over water and sewer taxes is over in Chicago: they are going to go up. But what do aldermen want to do about driverless cars in Chicago? The latest from Wednesday's meeting.