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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/13 - 7/15

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Pitchfork Bands

A Sneak Peek at This Year's Fest

A pair of Chicago bands prepare for the spotlight at the Pitchfork Music Festival. We visit them in rehearsal to find out what they're all about.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Extended Absence

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for a "mood disorder." This, after NBC News reported that he is being treated for alcoholism, a claim his office denies. We have reaction.


The End of Legislative Scholarships

The scandal-plagued legislative scholarship program is dead. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday morning ending the 100-year-old program. Elizabeth Brackett reports.


Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Mosquitoes, Spatial Learning, Lefties, Higgs Boson Particle

Neil Shubin

Why are there so few lefties? How can we help our children become better in math? And what's all the hype about the Higgs boson particle? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.


Weekend Events Around Town: 7/6 - 7/8

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A gospel musical celebrates 10 years on stage. We talk with the Chicago author whose book about elaborate church hats inspired the show.


Artist Allison Lacher

We meet  Springfield bow-tying artist Allison Lacher, whose playful work can be seen at venues across central Illinois.


Weekend Events Around Town: 6/29-7/1

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2 Local Public Officials Arrested in Corruption Probe

Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials announced on Thursday.

On the Border: A Look Inside Kilis Refugee Camp

While on an international reporting trip in May, I visited the southern province of Turkey, Haytay, and visited Syrian refugee camps with Ash-har. Read about my experience inside Kilis refugee camp.

Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Hedy Weiss

Lookingglass Theatre puts Chicago history onstage with Eastland. Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss reviews this, and two other local shows.