Top Stories of the Week: Sept. 18

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From affordable housing to a Chicago native's return to work the AC/DC show at Wrigley Field, here are the five stories Chicago Tonight readers were most interested in over the past seven days.

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There's still no sign of a deal that could end the standoff. Two activists participating in the strike explain what triggered their actions and why the arts-themed school that CPS has in mind for their neighborhood falls short of their demands.


Chicago began demolishing its dilapidated public housing high-rises in the mid-1990s. By 2000, the city had launched the ambitious Plan for Transformation, aiming to replace 38,000 units with mixed-income units in 10 years. The Chicago Housing Authority is still working to complete that goal 15 years later.


Chicago lost out on the Olympics to Rio but this week, world titles will be at stake as 6,500 pro- and age-group triathletes compete in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships. Chicago Tonight's Elizabeth Brackett will be one of them – she tells us what to expect.


From Fergie to Ozzy, Chicago-native Tim "Grape" Mattefs has traveled the world as a touring live concert technician. But the lifelong Chicago Cubs fan has never experienced a live performance at Wrigley Field, until this week. In the midst of a world tour with AC/DC, Mattefs took the field of the "friendly confines" on Tuesday for a rock show of the ages.


Chicago Tonight has learned that the new head of the Chicago Public Schools, Forrest Claypool, sends his child to Francis W. Parker, an exclusive, private school in Lincoln Park.

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