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‘Murder for Two’ Sets Pair of Actors in Breathless Pursuit of Perpetrator

Jason Grimm, left, and Noel Carey star in “Murder for Two” at the Marriott Theatre. (Photo credit: Liz Lauren)

The real question at the heart of this 95-minute, music-infused marathon of a farce – which features two actors playing 13 characters and frequently sharing time at a piano – is whether the performers themselves will make it out alive.

Emanuel Speaks Out About Augustus Shooting

“I do firmly believe every moment’s a teachable moment,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges calm in his first public appearance since this weekend’s fatal police-involved shooting. 

How Healthy is Lake Michigan? A Checkup on the Great Lakes

(Frank McNamara / Flickr)

When it comes to the health and maintenance of Lake Michigan, some environmentalists, property owners and even surfers have expressed their concerns. What the future may hold.

Survival Training Leads to Book on Arctic Wilderness Exploration

(Courtesy of Joe Wilkins)

How professor Joe Wilkins went from a University of Illinois at Springfield classroom to exploring the dangerous wilds of the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska.

Fatal Shooting Reignites Tension between Chicago Police, Community


Police and protesters clash after a fatal police-involved shooting. How can officers and community members come together?

New Season of ‘10 That Changed’ Highlights Streets, Monuments and Modern Marvels

Ping Tom Memorial Park at the Chicago River (Courtesy Metropolitan Planning Council)

From Civil War memorials to reversing the Chicago River, Geoffrey Baer tells us about the new season of the WTTW documentary series, “10 That Changed America.”

Pitchfork Lineup Includes Debuts by Melkbelly, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya


Two Chicago bands get ready to bring the noise this weekend when they make their debuts at the Pitchfork Music Festival.

5 Tips for Using Emoji at the Office

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From traditional smileys and beyond, emoji are ubiquitous in today’s culture. But just when are they appropriate for use in the workplace?

City to Break Ground This Week on South Side Dog Park

Chicago's newest dog park will be located at Calumet Park, near the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Calumet Harbor. (Bohao Zhao / Wikimedia Commons)

Nearly four years in the making, a plan by Southeast Side residents to build a park for their four-legged friends is coming to life.

In New Role, Nneka Jones Tapia to Address Mental Wellness of Youth

Nneka Jones Tapia, left, and Liz Dozier (Roger Morales / Chicago Beyond)

The former Cook County Jail executive director will focus on mental wellness, particularly among Chicago youth whose parents have been incarcerated.

Van Dyke Case: Judge Sets September Trial Date

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends a hearing for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, May 4, 2018.  The media was later ordered to leave the courtroom. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke will stand trial Sept. 5 in the shooting death of teenager Laquan McDonald.

Trump: Putin’s Election Meddling Denial ‘Strong and Powerful’

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018.

President Donald Trump is calling a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin “deeply productive.” We get reaction to the historic Helsinki meeting.

Why Chicago is Tearing Down Its Last Waterfall

A waterfall at River Park in Chicago. (Courtesy One City Films)

At River Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side, a concrete dam standing 4 feet high is being prepped for removal. But it’s not just any dam – this happens to be the last waterfall within Chicago city limits.

Pilsen Photographer Sebastian Hidalgo Focuses on Longtime Residents

(Credit: Sebastián Hidalgo)

Meet a photographer who captures a “culture under threat” in an area named last month by Forbes magazine as one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world. 

Fatal Police-Involved Shooting Prompts 3rd Night of Community Protests

A still image taken from body camera footage released Sunday, July 15, 2018, by the Chicago Police Department shows a fatal police-involved shooting one day earlier.

Chicago police release body camera video of a fatal shooting by one of their own, but it’s not enough to stop more community protests. A live report from the South Shore neighborhood.

University of Chicago Philosopher Explores Role of Fear in 2016 Election


In her new book “The Monarchy of Fear,” Martha Nussbaum explores the role that fear may have played in the election of President Donald Trump.