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Author Kate Hennessy discusses her new book about Dorothy Day, her Catholic activist grandmother.

Cathy Stepp, left, former secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, will take over in 2018 as head of the EPA’s regional office in Chicago. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)

Former Wisconsin politician Cathy Stepp “will bring a fresh perspective” to the EPA, agency chief Scott Pruitt said Tuesday. But the announcement drew blunt criticism from the group’s national employee union.

Felony charges filed Tuesday against teen offender

An off-duty police officer shot and wounded a would-be carjacker Monday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood, according to the Chicago Police Department, which is dealing with an unprecedented spike in vehicle thefts this year.

Burr Ridge physician Dr. Robert Marshall tells us why he’s running for governor and discusses his plans for Illinois.

It might sound like an episode of “The X-Files,” but a story reported Saturday by the New York Times sheds light on an official Pentagon program that researched and investigated unidentified flying objects.

Tough talk about segregation from MacArthur “genius” grant recipient and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Steppenwolf ensemble member Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz) in Tracy Letts’ new play “The Minutes.”

Hedy Weiss reviews alternative holiday shows on Chicago stages—with not a “Nutcracker” or “Christmas Carol” in sight.

El Lissitzky. “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge,” 1920. Ne boltai! Collection.

An exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago features the artistic outpouring of Russian artists after the October Revolution of 1917, the coup that brought the Soviet Union into being more than a century ago.

Watch the Dec. 19, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

A government watchdog group is calling for oversight of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios and the way his office assesses property values.