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We take you on a visit to the west suburban forest under the watchful eye of six suspicious – and sizable – trolls.

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A recently passed revision to Illinois’ Humane Care for Animals Act clarifies the right of police to take custody of dogs or cats suffering from extreme heat, cold or other life-threatening conditions. 

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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke stands and heads toward the judge’s bench at a hearing for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At right is his attorney Tammy Wendt. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

If the mother of Laquan McDonald wants to attend the murder trial of the police officer who shot and killed her son, a judge said Tuesday, she will need to respond to a defense subpoena and show up to court this week.

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The Rev. Esequiel Sanchez and Dorelia Rivera appear on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 13, 2018.

We speak with two Chicagoans who survived the crash of Aeromexico Flight 2431 in Durango. “Life has taken on kind of a different color – I hope it lasts awhile,” said the Rev. Esequiel Sanchez.

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Bill Hybels (Willow Creek D/CH / Flickr)

Willow Creek Community Church, based in South Barrington, is undergoing a seismic shift. Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear Pashman joins us with the latest.

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This summer, a local sailing camp has tried to break down economic barriers with a scholarship program for a majority of its campers. 

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Protesters pause at the 76th Street overpass on the Dan Ryan Expressway on July 7, 2018. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

There is a strong sense of distrust between Chicago police and some of the communities they serve. How does the city repair this relationship?

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J.K. Simmons and Lupita Nyong’o pose for a photo at the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2015. (Disney | ABC Television Group / Flickr)

The Motion Picture Academy announces a new award category for the Oscars. Why some critics say that’s cause for concern.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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

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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.