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Hugh Hefner (Elayne Lodge / Playboy)

Some call him a progressive publisher. Others, lewd. But late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was undeniably successful at building his brand. We take a look at his legacy.

Foodies who may be missing the bow-tied former host of “America’s Test Kitchen” don’t have to wait any longer to find out what he’s been cooking.

Wyndham Lathem stands with his attorneys in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday. (Courtroom sketch by Thomas Gianni)

Two former university employees charged in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago hairstylist earlier this summer have pleaded not guilty to a half-dozen murder charges levied against them.

Meet DiaBetty, the voice-enabled diabetes coach and educator developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to help newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients manage the condition.

(© Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez)

Since embarking on a new sustainability initiative, Shedd Aquarium has cut annual water use by more than half, from 60 million gallons in 2012 to 28 million gallons today.

A who’s who of great artists and writers of the 20th century was influenced by one who died in semi-obscurity nearly 200 years ago.

The move puts an end to ambiguity over his stance on the issue, but in raising the ire of his conservative base it may also force him into a new battle: fending of a challenger from the right in next year’s elections.

(Matt H. Wade / Wikipedia)

An Illinois case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and it could have huge ramifications for public unions.

(Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago)

What brought about the new business arrangement of two of Chicago’s most prominent cultural institutions? We speak with two of the driving forces behind each company.

Watch the Sept. 28, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is suing consumer reporting agency Equifax after last month’s massive breach that exposed 143 million consumers to possible identity theft—including 5.4 million Illinoisans.