White House Photographer on Her Years ‘Chasing Light’

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Amanda Lucidon talks about finding candid moments in formal settings. In her new book, she gathers some of her favorite images of then-first lady Michelle Obama.

Ask Geoffrey: How Does Edens Expressway Stay Billboard-Free?

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(Ken Lund / Flickr)

Most Chicago-area expressways are littered with billboards. How did one expressway escape the same fate? Geoffrey Baer drives by with the answer to that and other viewer questions.

Slain CPD Officer Was ‘Part of the Fabric’ of Near North Community

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The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday continued mourning the loss of 53-year-old Commander Paul Bauer a day after he was shot and killed in the line of duty.

The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday continued mourning the loss of 53-year-old Commander Paul Bauer a day after he was shot and killed in the line of duty.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 15-18

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Book lovers, a Martian adventure, ciders and funny femmes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Orangutan Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy at Brookfield Zoo

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Chicago Zoological Society’s veterinary staff perform an emergency appendectomy on Ben, a 40-year-old orangutan at Brookfield Zoo. (Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Ben, a 40-year-old orangutan at Brookfield Zoo, underwent an emergency appendectomy last month after veterinary staff discovered a ruptured appendix. 

Rare, Valuable Work of Art Purchased at Chicago Thrift Store

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Close-up of “Head of Christ” (1940) by Warner Sallman

A Chicago man stumbles on a rare and valuable piece of art that is a close cousin to the most reproduced painting in history.    

A Closer Look at Trump’s Proposed Medicare, Medicaid Cuts

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The new White House budget doesn’t match President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to save Medicaid and Medicare “without cuts.” We discuss the proposed reforms.

North Side German Club Lets the Good Times Roll

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Many immigrant communities in Chicago formed ethnic clubs to help maintain their traditions. One such club has celebrated the German tradition of Karneval for over a century. We take a look.

Comptroller Mendoza: State’s Bill Backlog Now $8.4 Billion

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As Gov. Bruce Rauner prepares to give the final budget address of his four-year term, the state’s bill payer is sounding the alarm. 

BBB Warns Online ‘Catfishing’ Scams on the Rise

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Online dating scams have cost victims in the U.S. and Canada nearly $1 billion over the past three years, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau. And hundreds of these reports have come from the greater Chicago area.

Chicago Police Officer Killed in Shooting Near Thompson Center

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“It’s a difficult day for us, but we will get through it,” an emotional Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday following the shooting death of 18th District Commander Paul Bauer.

Woman Accusing Madigan Aide of Sexual Harassment Speaks Out

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Alaina Hampton, right, speaks to the media Tuesday with her spokesperson Lorna Brett.

A 28-year-old woman unsatisfied with the way in which House Speaker Michael Madigan handled her accusations of sexual harassment against Kevin Quinn is taking her complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Study: Scientists Discover Huntington’s Cancer Weapon

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People with Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic illness, are less likely to develop cancer than the general population. Now, scientists have a better understanding as to why, thanks to the discovery of an “assassin molecule” by Northwestern University.

On the Ice With Bradie Tennell, Team USA Figure Skater

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A local Olympian is bringing home a medal. We look back at our visit with figure skater Bradie Tennell.

Illinois Lawmakers Preview the Upcoming Budget Battle

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The governor gives his budget address Wednesday, but with a backlog of unpaid bills hovering above $9 billion, what will he propose to plug the hole? 

Critics Say Non-Disclosure Agreements Enable Abuse

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Harvey Weinstein

Non-disclosure agreements enabled USA Gymnastics to cover up Larry Nassar’s crimes and Harvey Weinstein to silence his alleged victims. Should they be allowed—and are they enforceable?