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Viewer Feedback: ‘Hedy Weiss Deserves Our Respect’

Viewers react to our discussion about the Chicago Sun-Times theater critic.

Exhibit Reveals Creative Process, Influence of Paul Gauguin

| Jay Shefsky
Paul Gauguin. Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ, 1890–91. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, acquired by the national museums with the participation of Philippe Meyer and a Japanese sponsorship coordinated by the newspaper Nikkei, 1994.

A new exhibit at the Art Institute showcases the little-known woodworking and ceramics of artist Paul Gauguin.

June 26, 2017 - Full Show

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The Week in Review: Illinois’ Budget Crisis Deepens

| Jay Shefsky

Still no budget out of Springfield. Shootings and murders dip in May. The Chicago Bulls ship Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a rare allergy puts Chicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa out the for season—and perhaps permanently.

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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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