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A new bill would turn Cook County Jail into a temporary polling site and require that jails across the state provide detainees with voter registration applications.

(Chicago Auto Show)

Hot rods, cool jazz and sky-high views with four-legged friends usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

About 15,000 Chicago Public Schools students are homeless, and a proposal to close four Englewood high schools would disproportionately harm part of that population, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless says. 

Brookfield Zoo veterinary staff monitor Zana, a 5-year-old Mexican wolf, during an artifical insemination procedure Feb. 4. (Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

Nearly 30 years ago, scientists began collecting semen samples from Mexican wolves. On Sunday, Brookfield Zoo artificially inseminated one wolf as part of an effort to boost the genetic health of the endangered species. 

Geoffrey Baer has some newspaper history hot off of yesteryear’s presses, and dives deep into the fishy story of storm drain covers.

Falcon Heavy demo mission on Feb. 6, 2018. (SpaceX / Flickr)

Could Elon Musk’s successful launch and landing of his Falcon Heavy rocket usher in a new era of commercial exploration—and exploitation—of space? This story and more from the world of science with Neil Shubin.

(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

J.B. Pritzker apologizes for remarks he made on FBI wiretaps about black politicians. But will the apology undo the damage? We discuss the March 20 primary with political reporters Greg Hinz, Natasha Korecki and Laura Washington.

On a street where homes sell for well over $1 million, one house has been hiding in plain sight for decades. It has been a welcome surprise to preservationists, but not to the developer who now owns it.

Watch the Feb. 7, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

(Ken Teegardin / Flickr)

Illinois’ state employee pension plan, one of the largest in the nation, has retired from hedge funds. Find out why.

The Canadian prime minister spoke candidly at the University of Chicago on Wednesday, addressing trade tensions between both countries, as well as his vision of gender equality.

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