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Jason Van Dyke, left, sits with his attorney Daniel Herbert at his hearing at Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago Wednesday April 18, 2018.    (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Attorneys for Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke say prejudicial and inflammatory comments made by public officials have amounted to a "public execution" of their client.

Northwestern's Paul CaraDonna studied the impact of increased temperatures on mason bees. (Jack Dykinga / Northwestern University)

Slight increases in temperature could lead to the extinction of bees in southwestern states in the near future, according to a new study from Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

With summer heating up, Chicagoans can visit these air-conditioned facilities to catch a break from the heat. 

We take you on a visit to the west suburban forest under the watchful eye of six suspicious – and sizable – trolls.

(Courtesy of UChicago Medicine)

The center has seen nearly 500 patients since opening May 1. “It’s as busy as expected to be, and as well as we can expect early on,” said Dr. Selwyn Rogers, founding director of UChicago Medicine’s trauma center.

U.S. District Judge Manish Shah wrote in an order issued Thursday that continued separation of the mother and child “irreparably harms them both.”

(Joe Ravi / Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire July 31. Who will replace him? And how will they be selected?

“Gov. Quinn has been working on this – he doesn’t have the signatures ready,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of efforts to place a binding referendum on the November ballot asking whether Chicago mayors should be limited to two terms.

Your thoughts about the proposed addition to Chicago's Union Station.

Watch the June 28, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”