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(Courtesy of I Heart Halal)

A Halal lifestyle fest, scaly creatures, roller derby matches and island music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Special menus, an icy plunge in the lake, winter brews and Mexican sweet bread usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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Twinkling lights, new toys, barrel-aged beer and holiday markets usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Monster trucks, improv comedy, global artists and Greek eats usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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“Dorkumentary” co-creators Adria Dawn and David Tarleton.

Dorky personas, holiday lights, fine art, gliding acrobats and seasonal brews usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil)

The French Canadian circus rolled into town this week, and Chicago Tonight got a backstage pass to meet the performers.

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Grueneberg’s love for Italian food and pasta-making stems from her experience as line cook and, later, executive chef at Spiaggia Restaurant. (Credit: Galdones Photography)

James Beard Award winner Sarah Grueneberg dishes on her newly minted best chef prize. 

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Students at some Chicago Public Schools are getting their hands dirty while feeding their minds.

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A last second agreement averted a second major strike in four years for the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools. (Matt Masterson/Chicago Tonight)

A strike by Chicago Teachers Union members has been averted after the union reached a tentative agreement with Chicago Public Schools and the Board of Education.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room in 1966.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Marquette Park to protest housing segregation and fight for equal rights. On Saturday, hundreds of area residents will trace a seven-block stretch of King’s march. Details on that and more in this weekend's roundup.

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(Crystin Immel)

Raise a glass to the NFL draft, bacon-infused dishes, rum cocktails and the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Little Village. 

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(Geoff Livingston / Flickr)

Celebrate the season at the White Sox home opener, or freshen up your collection of vinyl, take in a few Latino films, get inspired by Shakespeare and rub elbows with robots. 

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Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey started his day at Roosevelt High School in Albany Park. He hopes Friday’s walkout sparks action on the state budget. At Beasley Elementary in the Washington Park neighborhood, CTU President Karen Lewis rallied her troops and argued funding is exactly what the strike is about.

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Hunt for Easter Eggs, get your fill of March Madness, see stand-up from Trevor Noah and more this Easter weekend in and around Chicago.

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The photographer Wallace Kirkland was a late bloomer who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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Gardeners know the therapeutic benefits of tending to their flowers, vegetables and fruits. The Julie & Michael Tracey Family Foundation teamed up with organizations to create a therapeutic garden for people with autism. Brandis Friedman has the story.

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