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(Credit: Cook County Urban Coyote Research Project)

Chicago’s animal control department could soon be treating urban coyotes as beneficial predators instead of potentially dangerous pests.

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Gavin Van Horn

Chicago is not defined solely by its human residents. It’s a city with a living, evolving "ecological web of interactions" between man and animal, according to Gavin Van Horn. He joins "Chicago Tonight" to talk about "City Creatures," a book which details urban wildlife history through essays, poetry, photography and paintings.

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With wildlife sightings on the rise in Illinois, we discuss how residents can coexist with animals returning to the regions they once inhabited.

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We take you one hour north of Chicago to Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge that's one of Illinois' best-kept secrets.

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We take you one hour north of Chicago to Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge that's one of Illinois' best-kept secrets.

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We take you one hour north of Chicago to Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge that's one of Illinois' best-kept secrets.

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Hine's Emerald Dragonfly. Photo by Carol Freeman

We introduce you to a wildlife photographer who has made it her mission to track down and photograph Illinois' threatened and endangered species.

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Hine's Emerald Dragonfly. Photo by Carol Freeman

We introduce you to a wildlife photographer who has made it her mission to track down and photograph Illinois' threatened and endangered species.

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Indiana Dunes

A new report finds that warming temperatures are having an impact on five national parks on the Great Lakes. Elizabeth Brackett looks at what that could mean.

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