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State education officials have recommended additional oversight of special education policies at Chicago Public Schools after finding the district violated federal law.

A Magellanic penguin chick hatched May 12 at Shedd Aquarium. (Courtesy Shedd Aquarium)

A new Magellanic penguin chick hatched Saturday at Shedd Aquarium, just hours before Mother's Day. 

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Whether you’ve got a generous backyard garden or a container collection on your apartment patio, it’s time to put your green thumb to work. We get spring planting tips from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier.

A “Quantum Science Power Scalar Energy Pendant” for sale on eBay.

The negative ion technology featured in some pendants doesn’t pose an immediate health concern, but continuous use over time may result in a slightly elevated skin exposure to radiation, says the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

An illustration of the newly identified Palawan moss shrew. (Velizar Simeonovski / The Field Museum)

A mole-like mammal known as the Palawan moss shrew was recently discovered in the Philippines by a team of researchers – including one from Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune is the latest media outlet to suspend online comments. Is there a way to welcome feedback while eliminating vitriol?

Obama Presidential Center rendering (Image by DBOX)

A group called Protect Our Parks says developers of the Obama Presidential Center have pulled a “bait and switch.” Could they slow the project down?

Watch the May 15, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

A new report from the Metropolitan Planning Council makes more than two dozen recommendations to reduce the economic costs of segregation.

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There’s a new tool in the fight against gastrointestinal diseases – and it’s housed at Northwestern University.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health launched a new pilot this week. How the Infant at Work program aims to make life a little easier for working parents.

Ivan Albright. “Portrait of Mary Block,” 1955-‘57. Gift of Mary and Leigh Block. (© The Art Institute of Chicago)

By all accounts, Ivan Albright was a lighthearted fellow – but in the mid-20th century, the Chicago artist painted some very dark pictures.