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Police investigate the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far South Side.

Passengers sit on a train while police officers work the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Two Chicago police officers may not have seen or heard the commuter train that fatally struck them because they were focused on another train coming from the opposite direction, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

Chicago police Officers Conrad Gary, left, and Eduardo Marmolejo (Courtesy of the Chicago Police Department)

Community organizers have helped raise thousands of dollars for the families of two Chicago police officers who were struck and killed by a Metra train in an accident Monday night on the Far South Side.

(Photo credit: Nathan L. Hanks Jr.)

Tax returns can show a candidate’s wealth, charitable giving and whether their financial interests could present a conflict of interest. At least five of the major candidates for Chicago mayor have not yet made their returns public.

Led in revels by the First Fairy (Adrienne Storrs) and Puck (Sam Kebede), the fairy ensemble gather to “Rock the Ground” in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Photo by Liz Lauren)

Despite a number of fine performances and a gorgeous “flower power” set, the whole thing ends up feeling more clunky and exhausting than beguiling. Subtle it is not, and often the poetry and emotion get lost.

Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage’s 1932 Ruxton at the Geneva Concours d’Elegance. (Credit: Bill Ficht)

Travel through American automotive history with a glimpse at an extraordinary private collection of vintage cars.

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Do you want to avoid illogical arguments over the holidays? In her new book, “The Art of Logic in an Illogical World,” Eugenia Cheng explains how to apply the art of logic to debates.

An overhead view of Watco's storage terminal at 2926 E. 126th St. in Chicago. (Google)

After finding high levels of brain-damaging manganese near Watco Transloading’s facility on the Southeast Side of Chicago, the EPA has accused the company of violating the Clean Air Act. 

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A federal judge’s ruling puts the future of Obamacare on the line. Is the sweeping health care initiative again in peril?

Watch the Dec. 18, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, speaks with “Chicago Tonight” on Dec. 18, 2018.

Major players in the race for Chicago mayor have emerged. But what about some of the lesser-known names among the 21 who have filed to run? Do they stand a chance to make the ballot?

Anne Stava-Murray appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Meet Anne Stava-Murray, an incoming Democratic state representative who says she is rejecting Michael Madigan’s bid for an 18th term as speaker of the House.


The Trump Foundation announces it’s shutting down. A Northwestern University economist shares his strategies for smart charitable giving.