Planned Parenthood Seeks Cash After Bailing From US Program

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In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson, File)

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

Guidelines Say More Women May Need Breast Cancer Gene Test

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This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. (Ewa Krawczyk / National Cancer Institute via AP)

More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they’ve already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday.

Trump Moves to End Limits on Detention of Migrant Children

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In this July 15, 2019, file photo, protesters hold signs outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children while members of Congress tour the facility in Homestead, Florida. (AP Photo / Lynne Sladky, File)

The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president’s latest effort to curb immigration at the Mexican border.

Sister Jean, America’s Favorite Basketball Nun, Turns 100

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Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, better known as Sister Jean, celebrates her birthday with fans and special guests at Loyola University on Aug. 21, 2019. (WTTW News)

Loyola University is celebrating the centennial of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, better known as Sister Jean, all week. Gov. J.B. Pritzker helped kick off celebrations Wednesday.

Pritzker Upset With Harassment Report Findings, But Not With Madigan

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“The culture of sexual harassment exists in Springfield on both sides of the aisle,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, a day after a report on workplace culture in the Illinois House was released. (WTTW News)

More fallout from a report detailing a culture of harassment and abuse in the state capitol on Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s watch. But is the speaker getting a pass?

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli on Gun Violence, Police Database

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Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 21, 2019.

Chicago’s top cop says a gun offender dashboard will create a “culture of accountability.” But not everyone agrees. Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli explains why she objects to the database.

Study: Pollution Linked to Depression, Bipolar Disorder

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Living in areas with poor air quality increases one’s likelihood of suffering from depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses, according to a new study by University of Chicago researchers.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 22-25

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Fancy footwork, street festivals, witty women, sideshow acts and odd flea market finds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

Bald Eagles, Owls and Other Birds Rehabilitated at Illinois Raptor Center

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This snowy owl was bred in captivity in Canada and brought to the Illinois Raptor Center as a permanent resident. Unlike most owls, which are nocturnal, the snowy owl is active during the day. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

About 180 miles southwest of Chicago, a wildlife conservation facility cares for hundreds of injured, sick or orphaned raptors. We go for a look and meet some of these incredible birds of prey.

New Bill Educates Illinois Prisoners on Voting Rights After Release

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(Thomas Hawk / Flickr)

Illinois prisons will soon provide civics and voting rights education workshops to soon-to-be released prisoners. “In Illinois, we understand that every vote matters and every vote counts,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at a signing ceremony Wednesday.

Greenland Fallout: Trump’s Canceled Trip Blindsides Denmark

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This July 11, 2015 file photo shows a general view of the town of Upernavik in western Greenland. (Linda Kastrup / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

President Donald Trump said he would be postponing his upcoming trip to Greenland after Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Greenland was not for sale.

Suit Alleges Security Guards Had Sex with Illinois Students

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In this photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Haywood is pictured in a booking photo dated Feb. 13, 2019, in Chicago. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators.

A Joyful Meeting of East and West as Shanghai Symphony Makes Ravinia Debut

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(Credit: Ravinia Festival / Justin Piotrowski)

In addition to the beauty of the music, there was the enduring thought that the very best way to ease the current East-West tensions would be to send the politicians on both sides packing and let the musicians take over the job.

As Newark Deals With Water Crisis, Another Look at Lead Levels in Chicago

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Elevated lead levels in Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey, have made national news, causing growing concern over water safety in Chicago. Should residents be concerned about lead levels in Chicago’s water?

Amid Contract Negotiations, CPS Teachers Gear Up for New School Year

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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks about contract negotiations Tuesday, Aug. 20. (WTTW News)

Teachers at Chicago Public Schools still have no contract deal with the Board of Education, and have repeatedly threatened to walk off the job. And another controversy is brewing within their ranks.

Chicago Police Recruits Test Their Acting Skills in Empathy Workshop

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A police recruit speaks with WTTW News about an empathy workshop hosted by Storycatchers Theatre.

How a role-playing workshop hosted by Storycatchers Theatre is taking a new approach to improving the relationship between first responders and the communities they patrol.

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