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In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Zebiyan Fields, 11, at center, drums alongside more than 20 kids at the front of the Juneteenth parade in Flint, Michigan. (Jake May / The Flint Journal via AP, File)

 A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Here’s a look at the holiday and its history.

In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, Emergency personal keep a towel on the face of a person who was struck by a line drive by Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take that step.

Watch the June 19, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

A critically endangered black rhino calf made its first public appearance Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Lincoln Park Zoo. (Christopher Bijalba / Lincoln Park Zoo)

“Our new rhino calf is thriving. He is exceeding all of our expectations,” said Mike Murray of Lincoln Park Zoo. “He’s a pretty incredible little guy that, just behaviorally, is doing everything a rhino calf should.”

(Credit: Vocalo)

Celebrations of pride, music fests, pop-up theater, craft beers and dragon boats usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Artist Rob Pruitt compiled a display of 2,922 images of former President Barack Obama, one for each day of Obama’s presidency.

Artist Rob Pruitt created a painting for each of the 2,922 days of Barack Obama’s presidency. His project is now on display in Chicago. 

In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyoming. (AP Photo / J. David Ake, File)

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing the landmark Obama-era Clean Power Plan with a replacement rule.

Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

During testimony Wednesday, Terra Bullis described her past relationship with Brendt Christensen and how she came to wear a wire for FBI investigators who believe he is responsible for the disappearance of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker appears at a signing ceremony for the $40 billion spending plan Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (WTTW News)

Does Illinois really have a balanced budget? Local analysts weigh in.

(Courtesy Illinois Farm Bureau)

Much of Illinois’ farmland is too wet to seed. Assessing the fallout from excessive rain – and what Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to do about it.

A file photo shows 34th Ward Ald. Carrie Austin (WTTW News)

Federal agents have executed a search warrant at the South Side ward office of Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin. A source close to the matter says Austin has been under federal investigation for several years.

Outside Ald. Carrie Austin’s 34th Ward office at 111th and Halsted streets on the city’s South Side on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (WTTW News)

Assessing the political fallout from the federal raid of another longtime alderman’s office. Our politics team tackles that and more in our weekly roundtable.

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, accompanied by, from left, Sharon Pinkerton with Airlines for America, Captain Dan Carey with the Allied Pilots Association, Sara Nelson with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and former Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt, speaks during a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Airline union leaders and famed former airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger say that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so that pilots could train for it.