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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.

Cook County Fisheries biologists Jim Phillips and Steve Silic in the walleye hatchery.

Though not a terribly romantic process, walleye breeding at the Cook County Forest Preserve District produces thousands of young fish for county lakes. We take a closer look.

Simeon Career Academy (Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr)

Parents from a South Side high school are calling on CPS leaders to bring back their ousted principal, a month after an investigation revealed he had failed to safeguard students from abuse.

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A statewide initiative aims to move the dial on child health policy by addressing issues such as infant mortality, violent injury and death, and barriers to health care.

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A new report from an environmental advocacy group criticizes Illinois and more than two dozen other states for adopting renewable energy plans that allow for dirty energy sources. 

A synthetically fossilized lizard foot created by Field Museum scientists who recently developed a way to simulate key parts of the fossilization process. (Courtesy Field Museum)

Fossils typically take tens of millions of years to develop, but a Chicago scientist recently helped discover a new way to simulate the fossilization process in a lab – in just 24 hours.

A rendering shows a dedicated bus lane adjacent to Lake Shore Drive.

It is perhaps Chicago’s most iconic roadway, and it’s certainly among the busiest. Could dedicating a lane to buses ease congestion on Lake Shore Drive?

There are more and more cases of food poisoning in Illinois. What’s behind the problem – and how to protect yourself.

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

Defense attorneys claim the judge handling the high-profile murder case is “prejudiced” against their motion to move the trial outside Cook County and should recuse himself from deciding the matter.

Balbo Drive isn’t getting renamed anytime soon, but a stretch of Congress Parkway will be named after African-American journalist and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells. What else is causing controversy.

“On this case, I think it’s more important to get it right, than get it fast,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday about reaching agreement on a police consent decree. (Chicago Tonight)

Talks on a police consent decree hit a snag as City Council moves to weaken a controversial police gang database. 

Watch the July 25, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Some are questioning the way Chicago Public Schools is spending its biggest budget in the last five years.

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Street fests, sudsy beverages, acrobatic acts and printmaking usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.