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This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at the Cook County Criminal Court Building. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

The announcement comes two weeks after the popular documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” drew fresh attention to the sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly, which have dogged him most of his career. 

Zorita “Zoe” and Abner Mikva. (Courtesy of Mikva Challenge)

Along with her husband, the late Abner Mikva, Zorita “Zoe” Mikva created the Mikva Challenge more than 20 years ago. She died Saturday at the age of 90.

Evanston Township High School

Evanston Township High School district officials have reached an agreement with four former students who claimed they were sexually abused decades ago by a former drama teacher.

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The city’s teen birth rate has dropped 70 percent since 2000, according to city officials, but African-American and Latina teens are more than five times as likely to give birth than their white peers.

Remains of a freshwater shark with teeth shaped like spaceships from the 1980s video game Galaga was discovered in sediment surrounding Sue the T. Rex’s bones. (Velizar Simeonovski / Field Museum)

Tiny fossilized teeth found in sediment that surrounded Sue the T. Rex have led to the classification of a new shark species. 

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert, left, attend Van Dyke’s sentencing hearing on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

In the wake of two historic cases, a discussion with two central figures in the story of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald: journalist Jamie Kalven and former police union president Dean Angelo.

The Rev. Marvin Hunter, Laquan McDonald’s great-uncle, appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

The sentencing of Jason Van Dyke raises questions about criminal justice and police reform in Chicago and beyond. The Rev. Marvin Hunter, Laquan McDonald’s great-uncle, weighs in.

An artist’s rendering of the Lincoln Yards master plan released in January 2019. (Courtesy Sterling Bay)

A master plan for the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development is released. The developer says it has taken community concerns to heart, but critics say the plan is being pushed too fast.

Early voting is scheduled to being next week for Chicago’s municipal election on Feb. 26. If you haven’t done your homework yet, fear not: our 2019 Chicago Voters’ Guide is now available.

The O’Hare expansion proposal from Studio ORD (Chicago Department of Aviation)

Making sense of the proposals in the O’Hare design competition with the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic Blair Kamin.

Watch the Jan. 21, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Judith Hartfield has worked for the U.S. government for more than 30 years.

A growing number of federal workers in Chicago are turning to food pantries as the government shutdown enters its second month.

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