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A little brown bat. Photo by Ann Froschauer. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr)

In Chicago and surrounding counties, where reports of nearly 40 cases of rabies-infected bats have made headlines so far this year, the reputation of the small, winged creature seems bleak.

Pitch count guidelines for high school athletes aimed at curbing injuries are scheduled to be voted on at the Illinois High School Association’s Dec. 12 Board of Directors meeting. (Pixabay)

The Illinois High School Association wants to hear from school principals and athletic directors before voting on proposed pitch count guidelines.

The new “Cook’s Science” book includes more than 300 recipes that claim to be “engineered for success.” (Courtesy Cook’s Science)

The folks from “America’s Test Kitchen” are branching out and focusing their attention on the science behind good food. We hear from two of the key people behind the project.

Geraldine Chaplin

The actor talks about making the classic film “Doctor Zhivago,” the Chicago International Film Festival, and her famous father, Charlie Chaplin.

UEU spokeswoman Erica Stewart, far right, joins protestors outside the UNO Charter School Network offices downtown Thursday to call for greater urgency during ongoing labor negotiations. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

The United Educators of UNO plans to strike next week if it cannot come to terms on a new labor agreement with the UNO Charter School Network.

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Iconic singer-songerwriter Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in literature. We get reaction to the surprise choice.

Donald Trump responds to allegations of misconduct from multiple women. “PBS NewsHour” correspondent Lisa Desjardins weighs in on this and more.

Watch the Oct. 13, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

A new documentary about Michael Madigan is playing now in select theaters. What it reveals about the powerful House speaker, and who is behind it.