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In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, activist Jose Reuena, center in back row, holds a placard during a news conference and rally in Chicago. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky)

With construction looming and signs the neighborhood is already changing, residents are fiercely seeking safeguards for the place they also call home. 

President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

The president condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes “against all humanity” and called for bipartisan cooperation to respond to an epidemic of gun violence. He offered scant details on possible action.

People gather in Juarez, Mexico, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in a vigil for the three Mexican nationals who were killed in an El Paso shopping-complex shooting. (AP Photo / Christian Chavez)

Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left eight of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to changes in U.S. gun laws.

Watch the Aug. 5, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

People pray at a makeshift memorial Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo / John Locher)

Chicago community leaders are telling President Donald Trump his words matter, days after a gunman slayed more than 20 people, including many Hispanics, inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.

Yingying Zhang, center, takes a photo with her father Ronggao Zhang, left, mother Lifeng Ye and fiance Xiaolin Hou. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Yingying’s Fund, created with the support of Yingying Zhang’s family, will serve international students across campus and their families “during times of hardship, when they need it most,” according to the fund’s donation page.

Advances in prosthetics mean that in the not-too-distant future it’s possible that people who have lost a limb could receive a fully functional robotic replacement. And a lab in Chicago is leading the way to the future.


A lawsuit filed Friday aims to stop a plan by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would lower fines for automakers that fail to meet fuel-economy standards. 

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Chicago has become a major player in attracting TV and film productions of all shapes and sizes. The heads of the Illinois and Chicago film offices discuss the role a tax credit extension plays in getting productions made locally.

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Could you imagine life without the “like” button? Ben Grosser, an arts and design professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tells us about “demetrication.”

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As political candidates spar over health care, a local journalist gathers startling personal stories about medical costs. We speak with Dan Weissmann, host of a podcast about the high cost of health care. 

“Hate has not place in America,” President Donald Trump said Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, after weekend shootings left more than 30 people dead in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

President Donald Trump condemns hate, but says hateful rhetoric and mental illness are to blame for mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso – not guns.

“We have to stand up and do a hell of a lot more than we’ve done in a very long time,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, following a violent weekend in Chicago and mass shootings that left more than 30 people dead in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Dozens were killed and wounded in mass shootings over the weekend. And in Chicago, it was the most violent weekend of the year, leaving seven dead from shootings. How local leaders are responding.

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Hundreds of researchers, community organizations, policymakers, health care professionals and students gathered Monday at Malcom X College to discuss mental health, gun violence, the opioid epidemic and other topics.