Stories by Chicago Tonight

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Urban Nature: ‘Chicago’s Crossroads’

If you want to know what Chicago looked like 200 years ago, head to the city’s southeast corner, where native wetlands, forests and prairies all come together.

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Urban Nature: ‘The Intricate Ecology … of Vacant Lots’

Vacant city lots are often dismissed as derelict urban eyesores, but now some environmentalists are viewing these empty spaces as ecological opportunities. 

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Chicago Retains Spot as No. 2 ‘U-Haul Destination City’

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The same day the U.S. Census Bureau released data outlining Chicago’s record population loss, moving equipment company U-Haul offered a different, sunnier take on things.

The Week in Review: Budget Impasse End in Sight?

| Jay Shefsky

A heated debate over affordable housing in Jefferson Park. Restrictions eased on local gun ranges. Population decline in Chicago … again. And could the end of Illinois’ budget impasse be near? These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Urban Nature: ‘A Coyote Comeback’

Coyotes have made a remarkable comeback in Chicago. What are the secrets to their survival in a dense metropolis? Marcus Krahnforst hunts for clues with noted biologist Stan Gehrt in this “Urban Nature” episode.

The Week in Review: Tough New Guidelines for Chicago Police Officers

| Jay Shefsky

Gov. Bruce Rauner gets a big gift from billionaire Ken Griffin. A rash of carjackings. Will the mayor find money to keep schools open? And a Cubs sweep reassures worried fans.

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