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Illinois Investment Board Says Airbnb West Bank Action is Illegal

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Illinois officials say that Airbnb's ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law.

United CEO: No More Pilot Training Needed on New Boeing Jet

In this May 2, 2017 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP File Photo)

The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the center of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia.

Spotlight Politics: Challenges and Shenanigans in the Mayor’s Race


The race for Chicago mayor is intensifying and the feuding among candidates has begun. We take a deep dive into the 2019 municipal election and other top political headlines in our weekly roundtable.

Chicago’s Historic Newberry Library Unveils New Look, Exhibition


As one of Chicago’s oldest and most prestigious institutions unveils a new look, it also looks back at an event that transformed the city.

Chinese Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit Ahead of Planned Moon Landing


A Chinese spacecraft enters the moon’s orbit and prepares to be the first to land on its far side. Rabiah Mayas joins us with stories making headlines in the world of science.

What Route Will Illinois Take on Infrastructure Funding?


In a little more than a month, Illinois will have a new governor. J.B. Pritzker’s plans for his administration – including infrastructure funding – are beginning to take shape.

Pension Plan: How Mayor Emanuel Hopes to Confront Pension Obligations

“No one thing is going to solve the problem across four funds,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of Chicago’s pension crisis on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a major announcement on addressing the city’s pension crisis. What the plan calls for – and what it means moving forward.

Ask Geoffrey: What Became of Artist Behind These 1970s Murals?

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A viewer remembers helping an artist paint vivid rainbow stripes on the walls of Lower Wacker Drive as a teenager, but she can’t recall the artist’s name.

EPA Finds High Levels of Manganese at Another Southeast Side Facility

An overhead view of Watco's storage terminal at 2926 E. 126th St. in Chicago. (Google)

As regulators continue to monitor manganese emissions at S.H. Bell Co., new air monitoring data shows alarming levels of the brain-damaging heavy metal near another industrial facility in the area.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 13-16

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Circus acts, break dancing mice, brightly lit trees and Christmas carols usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Uptown Medical Clinic Owner Illegally Sold Hundreds of Thousands of Opioid Pills

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In just over a year, Mohammed Shariff says he illegally dispensed more than two kilograms of oxycodone and hundreds of thousands of other opioid pills to patients who planned to resell them.

Illinois Resident Among 5 Dead in Warplanes Crash Off Japan

In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Japan's Coast Guard ship, top, and U.S. military plane are seen at sea off Kochi, southwestern Japan, during a search and rescue operation for missing crew members of a U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. 

Cubs’ Maddon Studying ‘Managing Millennials for Dummies’

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, standing next to the Commissioner's Trophy, addresses the crowd in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2016 during the team’s World Series rally. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is “Managing Millennials for Dummies.” Maddon has spent more than four decades as a baseball manager, coach and scout. He hopes to remain as Cubs manager beyond 2019.

Public Transit Outlook: Leaders Talk Infrastructure, Funding Needs

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a hike in the state gas tax to fund transportation infrastructure. The area’s transit heads give us their reaction and an update on the status of the region’s public transportation.

Year-End Tax Tips as Trump Tax Code Changes Take Effect

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As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to get your tax affairs in order. Two local tax experts offer their advice.

National Safety Council Leader Deborah Hersman Heading to Waymo

Deborah Hersman appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

For the last four years, Deborah Hersman has led the National Safety Council. Next month, she’ll join Google’s self-driving technology development company, Waymo. Why she’s making the move.