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CPS Inspector General Nicholas Schuler during a Dec. 11, 2017 appearance on Chicago Tonight.

CPS Inspector General Nicholas Schuler says the district’s current method lends itself to conflicts of interest between employees and the victims they’re tasked with protecting.

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Finger-licking festivals, dance music and a bounty of books usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Sherri Garrett speaks at a press conference Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Tim Mapes, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s top aide, has resigned following allegations made by a state employee accusing Mapes of making sexually inappropriate remarks.

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A study of rock minerals from northern Canada provides evidence that the Earth might have supported life hundreds of millions of years earlier than thought, according to research led by UChicago scientists.  

President Donald Trump has issued a string of unusual commutations and pardons, including one championed by reality star Kim Kardashian West. Will Rod Blagojevich be next? 

Monroe Harbor looks very different this boating season: it’s only half full. What the Chicago Park District is doing with the extra space.

Watch the June 6, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Karen Lewis appears on Chicago Tonight on Sept. 5, 2017.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis reportedly told friends “the cancer is back” before undergoing surgery Wednesday.