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Soil samples have been collected from more than 100 properties as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to assess the threat posed by brain-damaging manganese emitted from nearby industrial sites.

From left: Jon Hudson Odom, David Alan Anderson and Steve Haggard in “Witch” at Writers Theatre. (Photo credit: Michael Brosilow)

Now receiving an altogether riveting world premiere production at Writers Theatre, “Witch” is a pitch-black fairy tale for our times, and one that is not to be missed. 

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens to closing arguments Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Cook County Jail officials say the Chicago cop recently convicted of second-degree murder is being housed in a single cell and closely monitored for his safety and security.

Lilli Cooper and Santino Fontana

A song-and-dance version of the 1982 movie “Tootsie” has its pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago. We speak with two of the show’s stars.

Prosecutor Joseph McMahon delivers closing statements to the jury on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 as Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, far left, watches. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

The special prosecutor in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial talks with us about one of the highest-profile cases in Chicago history.

Democratic nominee for governor J.B. Pritzker answers questions from 70 Mikva Challenge high school students – some of whom will be first-time voters in November.

Watch the Oct. 8, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”