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(Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

A set of proteins long used to evaluate the well-being of humans can also serve as a marker for the welfare of animals in zoos and aquariums, according to a new study. 

Consumer watchdogs are warning residents across Chicago and beyond to be on the lookout for lottery scams that cost residents tens of millions of dollars in the last year alone.

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When it comes to road safety, Illinois is one of the top states in the country, according to a report from personal finance website WalletHub. But the state got poor marks in other safety categories.

Courtroom sketch from October 2015 depicts Gary Solomon, right, and Thomas Vranas, left, in federal court. (Credit: Thomas Gianni)

Former SUPES co-owner Gary Solomon believes he should have received a shorter sentence than former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. A federal appeals court disagreed.

Detectors inside the Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment tank (Fermilab / U.S. Department of Energy)

A machine developed at the Illinois Institute of Technology will help scientists search for elusive new particles that could reshape physicists’ understanding of how the universe operates. 

(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

State Senate President John Cullerton and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on a major bipartisan agreement and lingering pieces of unfinished business.

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If you’re not ready to raise chickens in your backyard, you could try your hand at another popular trend: urban beekeeping.

Chicago Public Schools says that by August it expects to have the results of a top-to-bottom review of its practices for handling cases of sexual misconduct. More from CPS CEO Janice Jackson.

Watch the June 5, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Kamal Angelo Bolden and Aimé Donna Kelly in the Chicago premiere of “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” by Suzan-Lori Parks. (Credit: Liz Lauren)

Suzan-Lori Parks’ fascinating three-hour trilogy, now on stage at the Goodman Theatre, probes the meaning of freedom, and all the complexity and ambivalence that word can carry with it.