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When it comes to dealing with disasters, disease outbreaks and other emergencies, Illinois is among the most prepared states in the nation, according to a new report. 

(Erica Gunderson / Chicago Tonight)

Keeping the river clean is no easy task, particularly during the summer months when the river is bustling. We spend a morning with one of Chicago’s trash-scooping river skimmers. 

(Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources / Dan Nedrelo)

Spring serves as mating season for all sorts of animals found in Illinois, but no creature goes about it quite like the wood frog.

(Ken Teegardin / Flickr)

With billions in unfunded pension liabilities, what options remain for lawmakers to defuse the state’s pension time bomb?

(Illinois Institute of Technology / John Ronan Architects)

An innovation hub opens this fall at the Illinois Institute of Technology. We speak with newly named executive director, Howard Tullman.

A reporter researching his family history tells an intimate story of China’s modernization. Scott Tong discusses his new book “A Village with My Name.”

Proposal details 1,400-foot tower, 300 new condos

A rendering of the proposed skyscraper on the Tribune Tower site. If built, the building would be the second tallest in Chicago. (Golub & Co. / CIM)

The site of the Tribune Tower will include nearly 300 condominiums and what would be one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers under a new redevelopment proposal developers believe will both revitalize and preserve the international landmark.

“If you look at the budget that we rolled out today, there are two themes. Number one: equity, and the other one is stability for schools,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said on April 17, 2018.

For the first time in recent years, CPS principals don’t have to wait until summer to start planning for their next school year.

Watch the April 17, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."