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Several South and Southwest Side communities lag behind national health and wellness benchmarks, according to a new community health survey.

In the early 1960s, bald eagles were nearly extinct in the lower 48 states. But government protections and conservation measures have had a huge impact on their numbers. “I think it’s an incredible success story,” said biologist Chris Anchor.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater brings its unique, mixed-dance style to Chicago. (Courtesy of Paul Kolnik)

Dance performances and festivals, Bon Jovi and street markets. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend. 

(Chicago Tonight)

Local School Council members from across Chicago hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner this week, urging “immediate action” from the state.

A controversial bill that would allow for the confiscation of firearms under certain circumstances made progress last week in Springfield.

Fardon sits down for exclusive first interview since leaving office

Recently departed U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon, who brought down former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett, joins us for an exclusive interview.

WBEZ data reporter Chris Hagan

Cook County is shrinking again – and the 2016 drop in population is the biggest of any county in the entire country. Is this just a statistical blip or the beginning of an alarming trend?

A meltwater river formed by glacier melt in Greenland. (James Balog / Museum of Science and Industry)

The changing face of glaciers around the world is the topic of a new exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 23, 2017.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza is processing $8.6 million worth of delayed paychecks, following an order Thursday by Judge Rodolfo Garcia.

Without enough votes to pass, the House of Representatives postpones a vote on the Republican’s bill to repeal Obamacare.

Watch the March 23, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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