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For the first time in more than two decades, American life expectancy is dropping. Is this cause for alarm?
Chicago’s rapid growth in the late 19th century meant opportunities for the throngs of young, unmarried women who came to make their way in the big city. How one woman’s practical move impacted thousands for more than 100 years.
Geoffrey Baer dives into the history of Chicago’s water and answers viewer questions about ghostly paper images haunting a South Side neighborhood and memories of a space-themed park.
Here’s what some of you had to say about Chicago immigrants worried about their status since the election when we read feedback from the Chicago Tonight website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Cubs rally brought throngs of fans to Grant Park. But was it really the biggest gathering ever in Chicago? Geoffrey Baer counts heads in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.
Did America have a woman president nearly a century ago? The author of a new book argues that President Woodrow Wilson’s wife Edith was more than a first lady.
What does it feel like to be part of the Cubs’ new tradition of forever flying the W? We asked a few Cubs newbies who attended the championship rally.
Secret handshakes, arcane symbols and initiation rites are all hallmarks of the Freemasons, an organization shrouded in mystery. Geoffrey Baer talks about the Freemasons and their history in Chicago.
Clinton’s emails and Trump’s taxes are dogging their respective campaigns. A look at the latest developments in the presidential election.
Viewers were unanimous in their disdain for aldermen griping over losing out on face-value World Series tickets. Hear the details when we read feedback from the Chicago Tonight website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Cubs face another do-or-die game Tuesday night in Cleveland. What did this weekend's home games mean for the local economy?
Our story on the state closure of emission testing facilities within the city of Chicago got viewers talking. Hear what they had to say when we read feedback from the Chicago Tonight website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
An alderman’s plans for extending the 606 bike trail got viewers talking. Hear what they had to say when we read feedback from the Chicago Tonight website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
A new book gives the inside scoop on some of Chicago’s most beautiful buildings.
Just what genre is the new movie about House Speaker Michael Madigan? Hear what viewers had to say when we read feedback from the Chicago Tonight website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Before automobiles, Chicago basically ran on horsepower. Find out how the city kept its streets free of manure in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.
The Cubs begin their quest to end a 108-year drought. The team’s broadcaster Jim Deshaies is here to talk Cub-tober.