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Chicago students may be dreading the rapidly approaching first day of school, but at least they won’t have to worry about how to get there.

Under a new law, Illinois residents as young as 16 years old can sign up to become organ and tissue donors when they receive their driver’s license or state ID cards. 

Secret handshakes, arcane symbols and initiation rites are all hallmarks of the Freemasons, an organization shrouded in mystery. Geoffrey Baer explores their history in Chicago in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

Jazz can bring to mind a dark nightclub after hours with a lot of booze, but we recently met a group of Chicago jazz musicians on a sunny summer morning – and they were fueled only by coffee and cake.

John Lausch

Former U.S. attorneys weigh in on the new nominee for the Northern District of Illinois, John Lausch.

Will President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers fare better on tax reform than health care?

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin

Several Cook County commissioners, including one who may be after Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s job, are blasting her handling of the new sweetened beverage tax.

Watch the Aug. 9, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

What makes Chicago a go-to destination for food lovers? We talk all things food with Catherine De Orio, host of WTTW’s “Check Please!”

School superintendents weigh in on the education battle in Springfield.

Cuban rhythms, classical ensembles, hot dogs and house music DJs usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.