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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke sits in a courtroom during a hearing Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Attorneys for suspended Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke will be allowed to use computer-generated animations as defense evidence in next month’s murder trial.

(Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

A porcupette, or baby porcupine, was born last month at Brookfield Zoo and is being hand-reared by the zoo’s animal care and veterinary staff. 

Former “Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review” host Joel Weisman throws out the first pitch Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

After more than six months of anticipation, the former “Week in Review” host throws out the ceremonial first pitch as the White Sox took on the New York Yankees.

Inside a new exhibition that looks at the art and legacy of the founding fathers of the museum.

House Speaker Michael Madigan (File photo)

Michael Madigan and his political organization are under fire once again. This time, it involves a volunteer who has been charged with murder. We go inside the WBEZ investigation.

A judge blocks the release of blueprints for 3D printed guns. Is it reasonable regulation, or a violation of the First Amendment?

We take an inside look at Northwestern University's new $270 million athletic center and Jeanne Gang’s new environmentally conscious apartment tower in Hyde Park.

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that Russian-backed hackers have infiltrated the control rooms of hundreds of utility companies across the country.

Some community groups are speaking out after construction equipment was seen removing trees and digging up the field on the southern end of Jackson Park. 

Stan Mikita appears on “Chicago Tonight” in 2011.

The Chicago Blackhawks legend played 22 seasons with the team, and is the franchise leader in assists, points and games played. He died Tuesday.

(Courtesy of the Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive)

Construction on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus recently exposed a slice of Chicago’s buried past.

Watch the Aug. 7, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”