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“I do firmly believe every moment’s a teachable moment,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges calm in his first public appearance since this weekend’s fatal police-involved shooting. 

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Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018.

President Donald Trump is calling a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin “deeply productive.” We get reaction to the historic Helsinki meeting.

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“I want to commend members of the General Assembly for working on a bipartisan basis. They passed, and today I will sign, House Bill 2354,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday, July 16, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Illinois police will be able to temporarily confiscate guns from individuals found by a court to present a danger to themselves or others, under a law signed Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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A man faces charges after confronting a woman at a Cook County forest preserve. The mayor and governor feud on Twitter over a controversial anti-violence march. And Groupon’s biggest offer ever: the company itself.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announces a lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Aug. 29, 2017.

The U.S. Department of Justice is violating federal law by refusing to distribute millions in funding to Illinois due to a dispute over immigration policies, according to a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general.

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A screen shot from a video filmed at a Cook County forest preserve. “This is what I’m wearing,” says the woman at the center of the video, showing a Puerto Rican flag shirt. (Mia Irizarry / Facebook)

More fallout in the wake of a viral video that has resulted in hate crime charges and a police officer’s resignation.

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Susan Russell appears on “Chicago Tonight” on July 12, 2018.

City Hall insiders said she was “warehousing” dogs – but the ousted executive director of the city’s animal shelter denies that claim. Susan Russell joins us in discussion.

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Illinois ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to the percentage of state legislators who are women. A new panel aims to increase the number of women in Illinois politics.

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The political fallout caused by the viral video showing a Cook County Forest Preserve officer not helping a woman being harassed.

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speaks Monday, July 9, 2018 as President Donald Trump looks on.

The battle has just begun over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to the media Monday, July 9, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

The governor’s solution to violence touches on a common theme: reducing burdens on businesses and lowering property taxes, which he says will grow economic opportunities and jobs.

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In its investigative series “Driven Into Debt,” ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ found Chicago has issued 20,000 duplicate tickets since 2007. We speak with the reporters who broke the story.

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The president is expected to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night.

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The Rev. Michael Pfleger vows to shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway. A Chicagoan is on President Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court. Animal rights activists protest the firing of the city shelter chief. And the Cubs are red hot. 

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Hours before the resignation Thursday of EPA head Scott Pruitt, a federal judge ruled that Pruitt had violated the Clean Air Act by allowing Illinois and two other states to avoid conflict-of-interest rules. 

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Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the press after meeting with residents of East Chicago's lead-contaminated neighborhoods in April 2017. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

The scandal-ridden EPA chief resigned Thursday amid a number of ethical and legal violations over his travel spending, security costs and ties to industry lobbyists. 

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