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Examining the high-profile trial through the eyes of a defense attorney

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches as a clip from “The Blue Wall” documentary is shown at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Steven Greenberg knows his way around a courtroom. And he knows how to prepare for a high-profile murder trial. The longtime defense attorney weighs in on the impending trial of Jason Van Dyke.

Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon, left, and defense attorney Daniel Herbert approach the bench at a hearing for Jason Van Dyke hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, March 8, 2018. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

After he gave interviews this week with local media, prosecutors say Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke should be held in contempt of court because speaking about the case directly violates a judge’s order to remain silent.

Residents of Dune Acres, Indiana, hike Cowles Bog Trail. (Katherine Moore Powell / The Field Museum)

About 2 million people visit the Indiana Dunes each year for its hills of sand and sprawling beaches. But the beloved site on the southern shore of Lake Michigan is changing – and not in a good way.

(David Kessler / Flickr)

Researchers say adverse drug events are a leading cause of injury and death among children and adolescents, yet there has been a lack of information about how this population uses prescription medicine.

The field of candidates running to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel grew again this week when activist, organizer and policy consultant Amara Enyia officially announced her candidacy.

Macie Stewart, left, and Sima Cunningham of Ohmme. (Chicago Tonight)

Soaring harmonies and grinding guitars combine on a new record by a dynamic Chicago duo. We visit the basement headquarters of Ohmme.

Watch the Aug. 30, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Readers respond enthusiastically to our story about a push to ban horse-drawn carriages in Chicago.

A docent for Seadog Cruises is pushing to unionize, but he says Seadog’s parent company, Entertainment Cruises, is trying to quash the effort.

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