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The YMCA and other community organizations across the city plan to hold strike camps for CPS students if the district and Chicago teachers can't reach a contract agreement by next week.

Karen Lewis and members of the Chicago Teachers Union announce on Sept. 28 a strike date of Oct. 11 if no contract agreement is reached with Chicago Public Schools. (Brandis Friedman / Chicago Tonight)

Some Chicago Public Schools students may be missing their teachers as more than 250 layoff notices go out Monday.

Emily Graslie appears on “Chicago Tonight” in September 2015.

The Field Museum's Chief Curiosity Correspondent has a new show and she's here to tell us all about it.

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Only 35 days until Election Day and newspapers across the country are making some surprising endorsements. We talk with local editorial board members. 

Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth, square off in a debate for the first time. Why it may be their last.

Watch the Oct. 3, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight." 

Elsa Harris has played in Chicago churches since she was 12 years old and has performed around the world. We visit this “legend of Chicago gospel.”

Kamal Angelo Bolden, Thomas J. Cox in a scene from "Man in the Ring." (Michael Brosilow / Court Theatre)

The story behind a new stage adaptation of an infamous–and fatal–boxing match that was televised in the 1960s.