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Trump Administration Releases New Cybersecurity Strategy

(Christoph Scholz / Flickr)

A new cybersecurity plan unveiled last week by the Trump White House indicates that the U.S. could take more aggressive steps to combat foreign hackers. 

New Book Argues US Foreign Policy is ‘Doomed to Fail’


In “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities,” professor John J. Mearsheimer argues that the U.S.’ broad-reaching foreign policy goals have backfired. 

William J. Kelly Launches Second Bid for Chicago Mayor

William J. Kelly appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 25, 2018.

A former mayoral candidate who lost to Rahm Emanuel in 2015 has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Emanuel amid an ever-growing field of challengers.

Singer Paul Marinaro ‘Blessed’ to be Performing in Chicago


One of Chicago’s hottest singers is on the comeback trail following a severe health scare. We caught up with Paul Marinaro at the Green Mill.

Opt-In, Opt-Out: Controversy Over Automatic Voter Registration


Voting rights advocates have accused Secretary of State Jesse White of failing to properly implement Illinois' new automatic voter registration law. 

Plan for National Museum of Gospel Music in Bronzeville Moves Forward


Organizers say they are making progress on a new museum of gospel music planned for the former Pilgrim Baptist Church site in Bronzeville. 

Trump, Rosenstein to Meet After Reports of Deputy AG’s Departure


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday following a series of conflicting reports about Rosenstein’s future leading the Justice Department. 

New Concussion Testing Uses Hearing to Reveal Brain Trauma


Research conducted by auditory neuroscientists at Northwestern University reveals that studying how the brain processes sound could provide an objective way to diagnose concussions. 

CSO Opens Season with Music of Liberty and Memories of Repression

Russian Bass Alexey Tikhomirov makes his CSO debut in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (“Babi Yar”) with the Orchestra and Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus led by Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti. (Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)

Music is not apolitical. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concerts take note of this, with impassioned comments made by Maestro Riccardo Muti.

Fall Gardening Hints From Chicago Botanic Garden's Eliza Fournier


As summer fades away, we get fall planting tips from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Van Dyke Defense Opens with Testimony of Laquan McDonald’s Past

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during the fifth day of the trial on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Jason Van Dyke is the one facing murder charges, but his attorneys on Monday painted teen Laquan McDonald as a violent drug user who became aggressive when under the influence of PCP.

2018 Chicago Fall Festival Guide

Oktoberfest Chicago (Special Events Management)

Up next: Oktoberfest Chicago, Hyde Park Jazz Fest, Highwood Starving Artists Show, Dusek’s Blocktoberfest, Indian Summer Festival and more.

2018 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

(Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest)

Up next: Oktoberfest Chicago, Chicago Gourmet, Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo, Edgewater Arts Festival and more.

Chicago Hotel Workers Reach Agreement with 9 Hotels

Workers picket in front of the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

After two weeks, the union representing striking workers announced that a contract agreement had been reached at nine hotels. Workers will continue to strike at 17 others.

Lincoln Park Zoo Names Megan Ross as First Female Director

Megan Ross (Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo)

The zoo’s former curator of birds becomes the first woman to hold the position of director in the zoo’s 150-year history, and the first zoo director since the institution privatized in 1995.

The Week in Review: Preckwinkle Enters Chicago Mayor’s Race


J.B. Pritzker and Gov. Bruce Rauner rumble in their only TV debate. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins the race for Chicago mayor. Explosive testimony in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial. And the Cubs and Brewers go down to the wire in the NL Central.