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SEIU Healthcare Illinois members reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the Illinois Association of Health Care Facilities late Wednesday night, avoiding a strike in which 5,000 nursing home workers across 53 Chicago-area facilities were expected to participate.

Sample beer and play giant Jenga at Soldier Field on Saturday. (Courtesy of Red Frog Events)

A beer tasting in Soldier Field, live music and kite-flying pros usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Overall state and local government support for higher education across the country fell by $130 per student in 2016, the first time that figure failed to grow in four years. And one group is pointing the finger squarely at Illinois.

All seven Illinois House Republicans voted in favor of the bill Thursday that rolls back several features of the Affordable Care Act.

In 2016, 7,600 Chicagoans hosted guests through Airbnb. (Courtesy of Airbnb)

Spare bedrooms are bringing in decent money for some Chicago residents: According to vacation rental website Airbnb, Chicago-area hosts earned an average of $4,100 in 2016.

Viewers summed up their thoughts about math after our talk with "Beyond Infinity" author Eugenia Cheng.

City Clerk Anna Valencia (Chicago Tonight)

City Clerk Anna Valencia joins us to discuss her position and Chicago’s municipal ID program.

With the city’s mounting gun violence, some remain skeptical about the effectiveness of a little-known city ordinance called the Gun Offender Registry. A special report from DePaul University's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.

A year to the date that Illinois human service providers first went to court, the Pay Now coalition again asked the judicial branch to force the state to make good on its contracts. 

Nearly all of the 46 teachers, paraprofessionals and teacher assistants at the Passages Charter School in Edgewater say they are in favor of going on strike.

A look at the Chicago Police Department's technological crime-fighting strategy.

(Credit: Obama Foundation)

Chicagoans got their first look Wednesday at plans for the Obama Presidential Center. Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin gives us his first impressions.

Watch the May 4, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

(Anne Brooke / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Microphones placed across the Chicago area by the Lincoln Park Zoo are tracking the return of bats to the region this spring.