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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, speaks at a news conference in front of House Republicans after Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper arrived for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Republicans briefly brought the Democrat-led impeachment investigation to a halt when around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official. 

Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members flooded the Loop on Wednesday for a rally on day five of their ongoing strike. (WTTW News)

The ongoing Chicago teachers strike has already cost students six days of classes. But with upcoming deadlines for students prepping for college, Chicago Public Schools leaders are expressing a sense of urgency in getting students back into school.

In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs’ David Ross waits for his turn during batting practice before baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

The Cubs on Thursday announced a three-year deal with former catcher David Ross, who becomes the 55th manager in club history. 

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

Josué Maychi (from left), Lupe de la Cruz, and Alexis Orozco (who was unable to join the Chicago production and has been replaced by Domingo Mijangos) perform in “Andares.” (Photo by Raúl Kigra)

The show’s three exceptionally graceful, expressive actors – each of them powerful solo players – form a seamless bond that is beautiful to behold. They are at once passionate artists and fierce cultural warriors.

DePaul University psychology professors W. LaVome Robinson, left, and Leonard A. Jason have received a $6.6 million grant to fund research to reduce African American youth violence. (DePaul University / Jeff Carrion)

Ninth-grade students in select Chicago Public Schools will learn how to recognize and cope with stress as part of a DePaul University-led violence prevention research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Illinois National Guard soldiers move sandbags through flood waters at East Cape Girardeau, Illinois, on June 12, 2019, as they construct a sandbag levee to control flooding in the community. (Barbara Wilson / Illinois National Guard)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is asking the federal government to reconsider its decision to deny monetary aid to residents and businesses affected by near-record levels of flooding that hit Illinois this spring.

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Two Illinois residents are among 34 individuals across the country who have died after experiencing serious vaping-related illnesses since March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Photos of work by Chicago artist George Klauba. (Marc Vitali / WTTW News)

George Klauba is back on the scene, but he no longer inks people. These days, he’s an acclaimed painter sought after by collectors locally and abroad. And his new series of paintings features tattoo art.

Is there a spark of life yet in the Bears? Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams previews the team’s matchup with the Chargers on Sunday. 

The Chicago Transit Authority’s budget has no plans for fare hikes or service reduction in 2020, but ridership on CTA buses and trains has been steadily declining since a 2012 peak.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils a new mental health plan that includes a boost in funding. But some say it falls short of her promise to bring back six clinics that were shuttered by her predecessor in 2012.

“Check, Please!” host Alpana Singh speaks with “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

“Check, Please!” host, restaurateur and master sommelier Alpana Singh dishes on the new season of the Emmy award-winning show, which debuts Friday on WTTW.

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Should social media companies be responsible for fact-checking content? The debate over free speech on Facebook.