Stories by Chicago Tonight

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Urban Nature: ‘Can Cities Save the Monarch?’

The monarch butterfly’s remarkable migration is in peril. Its habitat has been decimated by rapid urbanization and changing agricultural practices. Could cities come to the rescue?

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Urban Nature: ‘The Great Squirrel Mystery’

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Why do some squirrels live in more affluent neighborhoods, while others dwell in more disadvantaged ones? WTTW's online series “Urban Nature” has the story.

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New Book Takes Playful Look at ‘Infinity’

| Jay Shefsky
Eugenia Cheng

If you’re not a fan of math, Eugenia Cheng is on a mission to change your point of view. 

May 2, 2017 - Full Show

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Is Our Cultural Obsession with Beauty Making Us Sick?

When an obsession with outer beauty gets in your head so much that it makes you sick, that’s a serious problem, says Northwestern professor Renee Engeln.

May 1, 2017 - Full Show

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Urban Nature: ‘Building a Bird-Safe City’

Dead birds collected by the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors were given to the Field Museum's Bird Division. (Josh Engel / The Field Museum)

For migrating birds, Chicago can be a dangerous place. But scientists, architects and volunteers are now teaming up to make the city a leader in bird-friendly design. The story is told in WTTW's online series “Urban Nature.”

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Author’s ‘Immortal’ Story Comes to Life on HBO

Author Rebecca Skloot appears on Chicago Tonight on May 11, 2011.

A new film on HBO starring Oprah Winfrey tells the remarkable story of Henrietta Lacks. We revisit our conversation with the Chicago author who tells the story.

The Week in Review: CPS Funding Debate Comes to a Head

| Jay Shefsky

Chicago schools may close early. More fallout from the United Airlines passenger removal. The governor’s race has a new issue: abortion rights. And in sports, surprises on all fronts.

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