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Dazzling interiors, new movies, German lagers, Chicago blues and political satire usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Geoffrey Baer takes a peek at a 1930s burlesque-style show and remembers the Chicago Daily News sporting events of yesteryear.

Come December, Cook County shoppers and diners will no longer have to pay a much-reviled tax on sugary drinks after the county board voted Wednesday to repeal it.

As accusations mount against Hollywood film executive Harvey Weinstein, a look at sexual harassment and assault.

Black-crowned night herons average about 2 feet in length and weigh nearly 2 pounds. (Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo)

The black-crowned night heron is one of the rarest birds in Illinois. Lincoln Park Zoo now hosts a colony of more than 600 herons, but things have getting a bit crowded. 

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Thousands of Illinois inmates are asking a federal judge to take action and help resolve a “human rights disaster” they say is taking place inside state prisons.

A group of residents is getting back to its roots—literally—by partnering with the Morton Arboretum to harness the positive impact of trees on everything from the crime rate to the business community.

 A noose is shown hanging in a Water Department truck. (Courtesy of Ald. David Moore)

A Chicago alderman demands hearings into the city’s Water Department after a photo surfaced of a noose hanging in a department truck. 

A new book questions whether for-profit law schools benefit students, or just investors. A discussion with author Riaz Tejani.

Watch the Oct. 11, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

The Cubs and Nationals finally got Game 4 in under a steady cold drizzle at Wrigley Field.