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A group of children view a crime scene, where a 7-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune via AP)

A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago’s West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating.

Watch the Nov. 4, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti performs with violin soloist Leonidas Kavakos. ©2019 Anne Ryan

Together with the brilliant musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Riccardo Muti and violinist Leonidas Kavakos launched into an absolutely spellbinding performance of Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D Major.”

Al Westerman with three of the 124 apple varieties growing in his orchard. (Jay Shefsky / Chicago Tonight)

When Al Westerman’s grandparents bought a farm in Northern Illinois in 1911, it came with a house, a barn and an apple orchard. Now, he collects heirloom apple trees and grows more than 100 varieties. 

In this June 25, 2019, file photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo / Gene J. Puskar, File)

In an email to employees, former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook acknowledged he had a relationship with an employee and said it was a mistake. He had been CEO since 2015.

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The Chicago Police Department on Monday released data on each of the 40,497 total officer misconduct complaints filed between January 2007 and February 2019. What that data shows.

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As the legalization of recreational marijuana approaches, police have no reliable test for whether a person is driving under its influence. What science tells us about marijuana use and safe driving.

Catcade co-founder Chris Gutierrez shows off one of the rescue shelter’s free arcade games. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

In Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, there’s an animal shelter with a twist. We visit an arcade-themed cat rescue and lounge that’s helping foster feline friendships.

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The Illinois Senate is scheduled to take up a bill next week to make daylight saving time permanent. And it’s not just politicians who want to beat the clock. A local sleep expert sounds the alarm on why we should end the seasonal time shift.

The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 hold a massive demonstration in the Loop on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 -- day five of the Chicago teachers strike. (WTTW News)

Smaller class sizes and more counselors and nurses. We discuss the changes coming to Chicago Public Schools if teachers ratify a new five-year contract.

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The 2020 election is just under a year away, and both federal and state election authorities say the threat of foreign interference is ramping up.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday touted America’s carbon pollution cuts and called the Paris deal an “unfair economic burden” to the U.S. economy.

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If you rely on ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to get around Chicago, your fare could soon be higher. How a fee hike could impact Chicagoans – and the city.