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UIC Leads National Initiative to Help Struggling Monarch Butterflies

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A new program aims to create or preserve nearly 2 million acres of habitat across the U.S. for monarch butterflies, which could face extinction in 20 years. 

‘How Do We Trust You With Our Children?’ Lawmakers Grill CPS Leaders on Sex Abuse Scandal

CPS officials Doug Henning, left, Matt Lyons, center, and Jadine Chou attend a hearing Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Nearly two dozen legislators grilled Chicago Public Schools officials for more than two hours Wednesday over the district’s mishandling of sexual abuse allegations going back at least a decade.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 21-24

(Mike Lyons)

A celebration of pride, a massive block party, vintage baseball and scores of strawberries usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Watch Live: Funeral Services for Elizabeth Brackett

Elizabeth Brackett and husband Peter Martinez (Elizabeth Brackett / Facebook photo)

Funeral services for the award-winning journalist start at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kenilworth Union Church. You can watch the ceremony here.

Rauner Calls Separating Families ‘Wrong’ But Mum on Border Troops


Gov. Bruce Rauner weighs in on President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Escalating Trade War Sparks Fear for Wall Street, US Consumers


Jitters on Wall Street as the U.S.-China trade war escalates. What it could mean for your wallet.

NTA Families Sue CPS, Claim School Transition Plan Violates Civil Rights

National Teachers Academy parent Elisabeth Greer, center, and Candace Moore, right, of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, discuss their lawsuit outside the school Tuesday afternoon. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Why parents are hoping to reverse a decision that would turn their Level 1-plus elementary school on the city’s Near South Side into high school.

How Feasible is Boring Company’s Plan for O’Hare Express Train?

Elon Musk’s proposal calls for an underground system that transports travelers on pods at speeds of 125-150 mph. (Credit: The Boring Company)

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has vowed to get started on digging an 18-mile tunnel from Block 37 to O’Hare airport in the next three to four months. We discuss the plan with Deputy Mayor of Chicago Robert Rivkin.

Ogden, Jenner Elementary Schools Prepare to Merge as School Year Ends


From neighbors to roommates: How two Chicago schools are getting ready to merge as summer break begins.

North Lawndale’s ‘Farm on Ogden’ Looks to Supply Fresh Produce, Jobs

A graphic rendering of the soon-to-be completed Farm on Ogden, which opens June 22. (Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

A new 20,000-square-foot urban agriculture facility aims to expand job training programs and healthy food options in one of Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods. 

Making Baby Walleye in Cook County

Cook County Fisheries biologists Jim Phillips and Steve Silic in the walleye hatchery.

Though not a terribly romantic process, walleye breeding at the Cook County Forest Preserve District produces thousands of young fish for county lakes. We take a closer look.

Most Breast Cancer Patients Can Forgo Chemotherapy, Study Finds


Meet a Loyola University Chicago oncologist who co-authored a new study on breast cancer and chemotherapy – and a patient already benefiting from its findings.

Elizabeth Brackett’s Death Ruled Accident by Medical Examiner


The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday ruled the death of award-winning journalist Elizabeth Brackett an accident.

Elizabeth Brackett Medical Exam Scheduled for Tuesday


Exactly what happened to Elizabeth Brackett on Wednesday morning that led to her death Sunday may never be known: there are no known witnesses, and it is unclear whether nearby security cameras captured the incident.

Journalists Express Admiration for Elizabeth Brackett


We celebrate the career of Elizabeth Brackett with journalists who worked alongside her at WTTW: retired “Chicago Tonight” correspondent Rich Samuels, along with Carol Marin, Phil Ponce and Paris Schutz.

Archive: John Callaway Interviews Elizabeth Brackett


As an interviewer, Elizabeth Brackett was known for her excellent preparation and probing questions. In May 2009, the tables were turned when longtime “Chicago Tonight” host John Callaway directed the questions at her.