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Iranian lawmakers chant slogans as some of them hold posters of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone attack, in an open session of parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo / Vahid Salemi)

Iran struck back at the United States early on Wednesday for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops.

This March 28, 2019 photo shows cigarette butts in an ashtray in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, researchers reported the largest-ever decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, and they are crediting advances in the treatment of lung tumors. (AP Photo / Jenny Kane, File)

Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments.

Watch the Jan. 8, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

This 2019 booking photo provided by the Butler County (Ohio) Jail shows Brian Rini in Hamilton, Ohio. (Butler County (Ohio) Jail via AP)

An Ohio man who claimed to be a child who disappeared at age 6 pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft and will serve two years in prison, minus time served.

Dirksen United States Courthouse (Ken Lund / Flickr)

A Chicago doctor is suing her former employer, claiming she faced retaliation and was ultimately fired after blowing the whistle on alleged cost-cutting practices that she says put patients at risk.

Zachary Webster talks about the video production skills he’s learned through Free Spirit Media. (WTTW News)

How an After School Matters program is helping Chicago students discover their passion for storytelling.

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Grubhub’s stock rose Wednesday following unconfirmed reports that the Chicago-based restaurant delivery company is considering a sale.

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Sharon Fairley, the former head of Chicago’s civilian police oversight agency, talks about the findings of a new survey and breaking the cycle of scandal, reform, repeat.

JB Mauney rides during the second round of the 2019 Chicago PBR Unleash The Beast. (Photo by Andy Watson, BullStock Media)

Winter beers, bucking bulls, a pants-free CTA ride, vegan fare and comedy sketches usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

President Donald Trump addresses the nation Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and military leaders look on. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled he would not retaliate militarily for Iran’s missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. 

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A bipartisan task force was established last spring to tackle the issue of the state’s high property taxes. But that task force is now being attacked by Republicans, who say their ideas and contributions have been ignored. Is that the case?

The fallout from an explosive story involving a top ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan. Our politics team digs into that story and more in our weekly roundtable.

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Recreational cannabis has been legal in Illinois for a week, but there’s still a lot of confusion over how the law is supposed to work. We clear the air.