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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) works to escape Washington Redskins defensive end Matthew Ioannidis (98) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

After the Chicago Bears’ offense was slow to get going this season, Mitchell Trubisky was excited to speed things up.

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, a man exhales a puff of smoke from a vape pipe at a shop in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday.

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Less than 1% of Chicago crosswalks have accessible pedestrian signals. A new lawsuit filed against the city claims that’s indicative of a “systemic failure.”

Watch the Sept. 24, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

This June 18, 2015 file photo shows Robert Hunter at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Although proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, violin, cello and trumpet, Robert Hunter, whose songs included such classics as “Truckin’” and ‘‘Uncle John’s Band,” never appeared on stage with the Grateful Dead.

Eliza Stoughton and Mark Ulrich in “Howards End,” left, and Emma Brayndick and Miles Borchard “Sons and Lovers.” (Photos by Michael Courier, left, and Lisa Lennington)

Two groundbreaking novels – E.M. Forster’s “Howards End” and D. H. Lawrence’s “Sons and Lovers” – are currently receiving world premiere productions on Chicago stages. And despite their creation more than a century ago, they remain exceptionally timely.

In this undated file photo, state Sen. Martin Sandoval speaks with WTTW News.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has honed in on another powerful elected official from Chicago, but it isn’t saying why.

Albert Woodfox appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 24, 2019.

Albert Woodfox was held in solitary confinement for decades in Louisiana before his release in 2016. Now, he’s written a book about his experiences. He joins us to discuss “Solitary.”

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A new ordinance has been introduced in City Council to severely reduce farm animal adoption in Chicago. We discuss the proposal with Ald. Raymond Lopez and Laura Calvert of Advocates for Urban Agriculture.

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Investors in municipal bonds are increasingly weighing the effects of climate change in their calculations, and a new report out Tuesday from Moody’s Investor Service indicates Illinois bonds are not going to benefit from the new math.

Sabiena, one of Brookfield Zoo’s two newly adopted California sea lions, is examined by members of the zoo’s medical team on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Jay Shefsky / WTTW News)

The population at Brookfield Zoo is growing. Last week, the zoo adopted two California Sea Lions – both with health issues. We meet Carolyn and Sabiena as they get physical exams at the zoo.

Aaron Lawlor appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 24, 2019.

He was a fast-rising Republican politician whose career came crashing to a halt last year. Now sober, Aaron Lawlor says he has given up politics but regained his life – and he’s eager to tell his story.

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How does scientific discovery happen? And what goes right when the process works? Those are some of the questions behind a newly launched center at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats.

Heather Chrisler and Terry Bell in “Howards End.” (Photo by Michael Courier)

There is a great variety of theater on stage in Chicago this fall. Critic Hedy Weiss recommends her current favorites.