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A bill that supporters say would make fracking operations in Illinois more transparent cleared its first legislative hurdle last week.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced it will not be taking up former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his 14-year prison sentence.

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After massive layoffs in Harvey because of its underfunded pensions, a look at which other municipalities could be in similar trouble.


Northwestern University hosts an Oxford-style debate on net neutrality this week. What are the pros and cons?

Al Capone, Mount Carmel Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

A new book by author and photographer Larry Broutman highlights headstones, monuments and memorials at more than 30 area cemeteries.

Hershey Felder in “Our Great Tchaikovsky” at Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre.

For those still unfamiliar with the magic Hershey Felder can create, an introduction to the man, whose enthralling show about Tchaikovsky is now in a limited engagement at Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre, is essential.

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Why so many Chicago homes are testing high for lead in their water – and what you can do about it.

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The mayor outlines major projects to expand recreation along the Chicago River. Why some aldermen say it’s not enough.

From Chicago’s first major telescope, to the most sophisticated scientific instrument of the 12th century, a look at some seen and unseen treasures at the Adler Planetarium.

Reaction to our recent conversation with the authors of a controversial Chicago magazine article.

Watch the April 16, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."