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(Museum of Contemporary Photography)

In the Loop, a photographic feast is now being served. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Photography combed its archives to find the pictures that best reflect the character of the museum. What they found were dramatic images from the 19th century to the 21st.

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As the city grapples with issues of race and equality in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video, today marks the 28th anniversary of the death of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington.

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View of inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans. Photo was taken Sept. 11, 2005. (Lt. Cmdr. Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC)

Meet two storm survivors who moved to Chicago after the destructive storm ripped through the New Orleans area.

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Chicago's Botanic Garden celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Author Cathy Jean Maloney joins us to share her new book about the Horticultural Society's illustrious history.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Reflects on Civil Rights Anniversary

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we revisit John Callaway’s interview with Harold Washington on April 24, 1984—the very first episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Father Pfleger and others call for a new "War on Poverty" on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration, as Illinois gubernatorial candidates battle each other over the minimum wage. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Gov. Pat Quinn joins famed Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell to celebrate a very special anniversary. Paris Schutz has the story. Watch a web extra conversation with Lovell from our archives.

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Retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis is a decorated survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. In 2001, he was a Public Affairs Officer on duty at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the building. He joins us 12 years after that fateful day.

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WVON hit the airwaves on April 1, 1963. We look at the past, present and future of “The Talk of Chicago.”

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We take you inside a very special exhibit at the Newberry Library showcasing 125 of its most prized possessions.

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On its 125th anniversary, we take you inside a very special exhibit at the Newberry Library showcasing 125 of its most prized possessions.

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Image credit: Jex Bardwell

It was THE catastrophe that transformed Chicago. As we approach the 140th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, Eddie Arruza shows us some of the artifacts that were pulled from the debris.

Chicago Landmark Turns 175

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Clarke House Museum

It's a landmark date for Chicago's oldest house. How old is it and where might you find it? Paris Schutz has the story.