Stories by Chicago Tonight

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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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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