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Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and White House chief of staff Bill Daley appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 17, 2018.

It’s official: Bill Daley is running for Chicago mayor. The former U.S. Commerce Secretary and White House chief of staff made his candidacy official at 12:01 a.m. Monday. He joins us in discussion.

Northwestern University medical students and professors pose for a picture Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 following a panel discussion about gun violence. (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

All health care providers can play a role in addressing the epidemic, says Dr. Dan Evans. “I’m an average primary care doctor. I’m here to say it doesn’t matter what you are or what you’re going to do, we can all do something.”

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens in as lights are turned off for a video clip during the trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Defense attorneys have argued a fair trial in Cook County is impossible. But the judge in the high-profile murder case said jurors should be believed when they say they’ll be impartial. More from the first day of arguments.

Workers picket in front of the Hilton Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago’s biggest ever hotel strike is now in its 11th day. What workers want – and where things stand with their demands.

The struggling alt-weekly brings in a longtime Chicago journalist as publisher. Can she keep it afloat?

The important role computer models play in predicting the impact of hurricanes. We speak with David Brannegan of Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.

Watch the Sept. 17, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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An effort by FEMA to better warn U.S. residents of major emergencies and threats raises concerns about privacy and how the system could potentially be abused.

Producer Jay Shefsky and cameraman Felix Mendez pose with the crew of Mise en Place at Jackson Park Harbor.

Sailing is a mostly white, male sport. On the eve of the Race to Mackinac, we visit one crew that bucks both of those trends. 

From left: “Sweet Charity,” “Legally Blonde” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” (Photo credit, from left: Justin Barbin, Liz Lauren, Brett Beiner)

They are set in different eras, and come with notably different sounds and story lines, but the three musicals now being produced on local stages share one major theme. Here’s a closer look.