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Workers picket in front of the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

After two weeks, the union representing striking workers announced that a contract agreement had been reached at nine hotels. Workers will continue to strike at 17 others.

(Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest)

Up next: Oktoberfest Chicago, Chicago Gourmet, Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo, Edgewater Arts Festival and more.

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during the fifth day of the trial on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Jason Van Dyke is the one facing murder charges, but his attorneys on Monday painted teen Laquan McDonald as a violent drug user who became aggressive when under the influence of PCP.

Cooler weather can present challenges to local gardeners. How to make the most of the season.

Russian Bass Alexey Tikhomirov makes his CSO debut in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (“Babi Yar”) with the Orchestra and Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus led by Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti. (Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)

Music is not apolitical. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concerts take note of this, with impassioned comments made by Maestro Riccardo Muti.

Research conducted by auditory neuroscientists at Northwestern University reveals that studying how the brain processes sound could provide an objective way to diagnose concussions. 

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday following a series of conflicting reports about Rosenstein’s future leading the Justice Department. 

Organizers say they are making progress on a new museum of gospel music planned for the former Pilgrim Baptist Church site in Bronzeville. 

Voting rights advocates have accused Secretary of State Jesse White of failing to properly implement Illinois' new automatic voter registration law. 

Watch the Sept. 24, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”