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Drivers in Illinois will soon be allowed to pass cyclists in no-passing zones, and bicycling on the shoulder of the road will also be legal. Learn more.

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Instead of dumping it in landfills, organic waste could be used to power cars, heat homes and potentially reduce the need for new landfills in the U.S., according to research by Argonne National Laboratory.

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A proposed new rule backed by the Trump administration would make it harder for nursing home residents to sue in cases of neglect and abuse. We discuss nursing home residents’ right to sue with the AARP.

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The international reporter talks about making a movie based on his imprisonment in Iran, and his partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The head of the Chicago Teachers Union joins us with a report on the first day of school.

Local reaction the Trump administration’s announcement to end the program that protected those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

More on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit calling for court oversight of the Chicago Police Department.

After heavy storms, the Chicago River’s North Branch floods hundreds of homes on the Northwest Side. The Chicago Department of Transportation is now constructing a permanent flood-fighting weapon. We take a look.

Watch the Sept. 5, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

Deputy Police Superintendent Kevin Navarro

The Chicago Police Department says it’s not a victory, but it is progress: Homicides were down 46 percent over the holiday weekend compared with last year, and there was a 30-percent reduction in shootings.