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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the 58th presidential inaugural parade in Washington D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Gabriel Silva / Wikimedia Commons)

First lady Melania Trump hosts her first state dinner. A look at the historical role of first lady and how Trump is approaching the job.

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A conversation with NASA research scientist Rosaly Lopes, who will be recognized this week at an event celebrating women in space science. 

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Supporters have tried to resurrect the ERA for years, but the movement gained steam Wednesday, passing the Illinois Senate by a vote of 42 to 12 – more than 35 years past its deadline.

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Next week, more than 120 groups in the Chicago region will discuss how to end gender bias and sexual harassment against women as part of the “Talk It Out” series spearheaded by the Chicago Foundation for Women.

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How hiring and promoting women can help businesses succeed, and how men can make that happen. We speak with author Joanne Lipman about her new book.

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Geoffrey Baer has the keys to the story of a symphony orchestra made up of all pianos – and all women. And: The story behind a colonial-inspired park district field house in the Austin community.

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Identical bills introduced in the Illinois House and Senate would mandate that mammogram providers notify women whose test results show they have dense breast tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant – at age 49. Are so-called “geriatric pregnancies” the new norm? And what are the risks of having children later in life? A doctor weighs in on later-in-life childbirth.

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A debate over reproductive health care and a $5 million TIF grant the city recently awarded to a Catholic hospital raises questions about where medical responsibility ends and religious freedom begins.

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Crowds gather in Grant Park on Saturday for the 2018 March to the Polls. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration—and as a federal government shutdown commenced—an estimated 300,000 people in Chicago gathered to express their dissatisfaction with his leadership as part of the Chicago Women’s March to the Polls.

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A crowd estimated at 250,000 participated in the 2017 Women’s March on Chicago. (Alexandra Silets / Chicago Tonight)

Nearly a year to the day that an estimated quarter of a million people gathered in the Loop for the Women’s March on Chicago, activists are set to fill downtown streets again for a March to the Polls this Saturday.

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Get updated details for the Jan. 20 event from the organizers of last year’s Women’s March on Chicago, including rally information and the planned route through the Loop. 

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“It’s a struggle every day,” a current Ford employee says. As Chicago Ford plants once again grapple with accusations of sexual harassment, we speak with two women about what it’s like to work there.

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Parents have admonished children for making funny faces since about the dawn of time. But a 30-minute facial exercise routine can erase some signs of aging in middle-aged women, a new study finds.

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How Republican lawmakers are trying to stop publicly funded abortions in Illinois—and what the bill’s backers say.

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In less than a month, Women’s March on Chicago organizers will mark the one-year anniversary of their inaugural march with another one designed to empower women voters. Here are the details for the event.

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