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The Week in Review: Dorothy Brown Enters Mayoral Race


Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown joins the race for mayor. A federal appeals court says the federal government may not withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. And the U.S. Supreme Court denies an appeal from Rod Blagojevich.

Chicago Police Board to Review LeGrier Shooting After Member Sides With COPA


The Chicago Police Board may seek to fire an officer who shot and killed two people during a domestic disturbance call in 2015.

Parkland Shooting Survivor Wants Fresh Focus on ‘Never Again’ Movement


May-Ling Ho-Shing is a survivor of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The 17-year-old shared a message Thursday with students at Thornwood High School in South Holland.

‘Daughter of the Cold War’ on George Kennan, Russia and Remarkable Life

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Grace Kennan Warnecke, the daughter of legendary American diplomat George Kennan, talks about her new memoir.

Rainn Wilson at Steppenwolf Theater In a Farce to be Reckoned With


The actor known for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office” talks about his dual roles in Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s new play “The Doppelganger.”

Third Candidate Enters Race for Illinois Governor

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State Sen. Sam McCann enters the race for Illinois governor as a Conservative Party candidate.

Celebrity Shout-Outs for Sale via Chicago-Based Company Cameo

Fans can a buy a shout-out from Dennis Rodman for $1,000 on Cameo.

Are selfies the new autograph? A local company connects celebrities with their fans through personalized videos.

Advocates Respond to Special Education Investigation at CPS


CPS CEO Janice Jackson talks with us about school funding and investigations into special education and school cleanliness. 

White Sox to Ditch Plastic Straws at Guaranteed Rate Field

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In an effort to reduce plastic waste, the White Sox have become the first team in Major League Baseball to get rid of disposable straws for nearly an entire season.

Appeals Court Backs Chicago in Federal Immigration Case

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Chicago won’t have to give up its “sanctuary city” policies in order to receive federal grant money, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

In ‘The Doppelgänger,’ Insiders and Outsiders Greedily Savage an African Nation

Rainn Wilson and Celeste M. Cooper in “The Doppelgänger (an international farce)” by Matthew-Lee Erlbach. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

A sort of equal-opportunity snake pit of corruption, violence and ridiculous sex-capades, Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s play is now receiving its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre.

Toronto’s Troubled Airport Express Train Could Be Cautionary Tale for Chicago

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Why some experts caution that a proposed express train between the Loop and O’Hare could fly off the tracks, financially.

How and When to Talk With Kids About Finances

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Money Smart Week 2018 is coming to Chicago. What should parents tell their children about money? A discussion with Beth Kobliner.

Safe Drinking Study Suggests Alcohol Guidelines for Men Too Loose

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A massive new international study finds the health impacts of alcohol may be worse than previously thought.

Together for Decades, 5 Men Aim for Independence

Jay Shefsky with the men of Amundsen House. Clockwise, from top left: Jay Shefsky, Allan Rehwinkel, Bill Rogers, Louis Kaufman, Jim Kearns, George Minasian.

How independently can adults with intellectual disabilities live as they age? We visit a group of men who have shared a home for decades. 

Young Tech Exec Neal Sáles-Griffin Launching Bid for Chicago Mayor


The ranks of challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel are swelling. The educator and entrepreneur tells us what’s fueling his run for office.