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Should House Speaker Michael Madigan step aside? The latest on the fallout from allegations of sexual harassment in his political offices.

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As President Donald Trump indicates his desire to work on gun safety measures, Democrats in Springfield are aiming to tighten controls on gun dealers.

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Mayor fires back at Trump’s idea to allow some teachers to carry firearms in class

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, where Chicago Public Schools was recognized as one of the College Board’s AP Districts of the Year. (Chicago Tonight)

We don’t need more guns in schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday, “we need more teachers in schools, more students who are not scared so they can be focused not on their fears, but their studies.”

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WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the March 20 election. Learn more.

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Andrea Raila

The Cook County Electoral Board has ruled that it is supposed to be a two-person race between Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and challenger Fritz Kaegi. So why will a third person be on the ballot?

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Democrats remain committed to pushing for meaningful gun control, the U.S. Senator says. We discuss gun control, the Mueller investigation and efforts to get a deal for Dreamers.

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The latest on the fallout from sexual harassment allegations in the office of House Speaker Michael Madigan – as some call for him to resign.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller

President Trump’s national security adviser says there’s no doubt Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The latest on the Mueller investigation.

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Will he or won’t he? Former Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is sounding more and more like a candidate for mayor. He joins us to discuss his potential run against the man who brought him to Chicago.

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Democratic candidates for governor Daniel Biss, left, and Chris Kennedy participate in a candidate forum at WTTW on Monday.

Republicans have spent years trying to thwart House Speaker Michael Madigan. As allegations of sexual harassment by those in Madigan’s inner circle continue to swirl, leading Democrats are joining that chorus.

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Democratic candidates for governor (seated in the order they appear on the ballot, from left): J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman and Robert Marshall.

During a special edition of Chicago Tonight, all six Democratic candidates for governor join us to answer questions from an audience of 50 high school students and discuss issues facing Illinois’ young people. 

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Legislation filed this week would give Illinois officials a deadline for deciding how the state will spend $108.7 million from a national settlement with Volkswagen over the German automaker’s emissions scandal. 

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Chicago reels after highly regarded Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer is killed. House Speaker Michael Madigan comes under fire. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget pitch to lawmakers falls flat. 

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Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios (File footage / Chicago Tonight)

A bombshell report on Cook County’s property tax system exposes flaws in how the assessor determines how much residents owe in property taxes. 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants everyone to get on board with an ambitious plan for an express train between downtown and O’Hare, but would taxpayers be the ones taken for a ride?

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Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday laid out a $37.6 billion spending plan that heavily relies on the income tax increase he constantly bemoans and calls for balancing the budget largely by shifting costs to local governments.