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Chris Kennedy (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Once again, the buzz among the Illinois Democratic delegation at breakfast Tuesday was the 2018 race for governor–and finding a challenger to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Petcoke piles with sprinklers at KCBX site on Calumet River, 2014. (Terry Evans / Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Photography)

For years, petroleum coke – the black, powdery byproduct of tar sands oil refineries – plagued the Southeast Chicago area along the Calumet River. Community and environmental activists protested and eventually influenced legislation regulating how the dusty byproduct is stored locally.

Coasts performs at Lollapalloza in 2015. (CestLaVibe.com / Flickr)

With an estimated 300,000 attendees of the marquee music fest expected this weekend, Illinois medical officials are preparing for an influx of patients.

Hillary Clinton (Facebook)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman in the history of the U.S. to earn a major party's nomination for president.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a Hillary Clinton delegate, says supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “will fall in line behind” Clinton.

Watch the July 26, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

Hillary Clinton made history on the second night of the Democratic National Convention while former President Bill Clinton told a rapt audience how he met his wife. Elsewhere in the city, protests raged on.