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2 Chicago Pharmacy Techs Charged with Stealing More than 56,000 Opioid Pills

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Two women allegedly stole tens of thousands of narcotic pills from a Wicker Park pharmacy over a two-year period and sold them off for profit.

2018 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

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(Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest)

Coming up: Chicago Air and Water Show, Little Italy Festa Taylor Street, Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, Ukrainian Days Festival, Windy City West Indian Carnival, Sangria Festival, Pilsen Fest, Vintage Days and more.

A Glimpse of Magic in the Photo-Realist Paintings of Jeong Im Herbert

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(Courtesy of Jeong Im Herbert)

The Chicago-based artist has an uncanny ability to capture the texture of surfaces in a way that is as precise as a photograph, yet at the same time, magically abstract. 

Railway Apologizes for ‘Bait Truck’ Operation, Vows to Stop Practice

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(Courtesy Norfolk Southern Surveillance Camera)

Norfolk Southern Railway is backing up from a controversial practice following backlash sparked by viral videos.

Advocates: ‘We Have to Come to Them’ to Address Homelessness

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(Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

“So many people experiencing homelessness won’t come to us,” said Chris Robinson, Heartland Alliance Health outreach manager. “We have to come to them.”

The Week in Review: Violence Prompts Anger, Tears, Political Fallout

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Chicago’s most violent weekend in two years prompts criticism – and more cops on the streets. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorses “Jerry” McCarthy – and then Garry McCarthy – for mayor. And Sinclair Broadcasting will not have a home in Chicago.

Scientists Discover 2 New Non-Native Species in Great Lakes

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(Frank McNamara / Flickr)

Researchers from Cornell University and the EPA are raising concerns about the potential impact of recently discovered non-invasive species on the overall health of the Great Lakes.

Police ‘Bait Trucks’: Legitimate Sting Operation, Or Unfair Setup?

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(Courtesy Norfolk Southern Surveillance Camera)

Once again, police are in the crosshairs due to social media posts that have gone viral. This time, videos show police using a so-called bait truck in Englewood.

Police Superintendent Johnson Under Pressure After Violent Weekend

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 9, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks about the department’s latest efforts to curb violence after more than 70 people were shot last weekend.

Durbin Urges EPA to Expand Manganese Monitoring on Southeast Side

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin holds a press conference Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in front of S.H. Bell’s industrial facility along the Calumet River on the city’s Southeast Side. (Chicago Tonight)

After touring Chicago’s industry-dominated Southeast Side on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin pressed the Environmental Protection Agency to increase monitoring of brain-damaging manganese dust. 

The Power of Scuba Diving for People with Disabilities

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We visit a local nonprofit that offers free scuba training to adults and children with special needs.

Meet Ada Grey, the Veteran Chicago Theater Critic Who is Almost in High School

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Fourteen-year-old theater critic Ada Grey. (Courtesy of Ada Grey)

She’s been on the scene for 10 years – and just turned 14 years old. Ada Grey tells us about her experiences as a Chicago theater critic.

‘Redneck Fishing’ for Flying Asian Carp on the Illinois River

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Silver carp jumping into a boat. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Each year, self-proclaimed “rednecks” try to rid the Illinois River of Asian carp – one flying fish at a time. We visit the small town of Bath for a look.

Census 2020: Illinois Joins Suit to Block Citizenship Question

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(Pixabay)

Why the 2020 census could include a question about citizenship – and why there’s a legal effort to block it.

Report: Hospitals’ Religious Affiliations Impact Access to Reproductive Care

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Women enrolled in public insurance programs are entitled to receive coverage for comprehensive family planning care, according to federal guidelines. But new research reveals Cook County women may face additional barriers in accessing reproductive health care.

Family of Man Killed During Police Pursuit File Wrongful Death Suit Against City

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The estate of Terrell Eason claims Chicago police officers used excessive force during a July 3 foot pursuit that led to the 33-year-old’s death.

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