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These undated photos released by the Peoria County Sheriff's Office show Susan Brill de Ramirez, left, and Antonio Ramirez Barron. (Peoria County Sheriff's Office via AP)

The bodies of a college professor and her husband have been recovered from a river in central Illinois and their 21-year-old son has been charged with first-degree murder.

Jason Van Dyke (Courtesy Rock Island County Jail)

Defense attorneys for the Chicago cop convicted of second-decree murder in the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald are asking a judge to toss out the convictions or grant a new trial.

J.B. Pritzker wins the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor in the primary election on March 20, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

From a childhood marked by privilege and tragedy to a life of business success and philanthropy, we bring you an original, in-depth look at the life of Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.

Online voting is not permitted anywhere in the United States, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. The agency is raising awareness of fraudulent online voting schemes ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Next month, voters will be tasked with electing Cook County Circuit Court judges. To help navigate the options, three local bar associations screened and ranked each candidate. Here are their recommendations.

Christian Daigre (Chicago Police Department)

A Chicago police spokesman is calling allegations against the Chicago Heights Park District police chief “egregious” and, if proven, “a disgraceful abuse of power and trust.”

Daniel Barenboim speaks at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra press event on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg)

At an intimate press conference celebrating his return visit to the city, conductor Daniel Barenboim expressed his delight at what will be a two-part homecoming at Symphony Center.

(Courtesy of Feld Entertainment)

Monster trucks, improv comedy, global artists and Greek eats usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

The Bulb Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. (Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

Sunny days and cool nights have helped produce a vivid display of fall colors this season. At the Chicago Botanic Garden, thousands of trees are at their peak.

Under a new component of the annual Illinois Report Card, 20 percent of schools are eligible for additional federal funding to make improvements.

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss on how U.S. presidents have increasingly usurped the power to go to war.

Wall clock designed by George Stephens and made by the Hammond Clock Company, Chicago, 1938. (Chicago History Museum)

A look at Chicago’s historical influence on an enduring design style. Plus, overlooked graphic art made by African-American designers.

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked Chicago aldermen for their approval of a 99-year land agreement to allow his presidential center to make its home in Jackson Park. But other hurdles remain.

Watch the Oct. 31, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”