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Public Weighs in on Proposed Police Consent Decree. What’s In It?


Chicagoans can weigh in on the proposed police consent decree over the next two days. We unpack the legal document.

A Look at President Trump’s Rally Strategy Ahead of Illinois Visit


President Donald Trump is visiting southern Illinois this weekend. What our colleges at the “PBS NewsHour” say we can expect from that visit. 

Chicago Company Ballot Ready Gets Voters Primed for Polls


The Illinois governor’s race has gotten a lot of attention, but do you know who else you’re voting for? How a Chicago company is helping inform voters about their candidates and referendums.

‘Money Diaries’ Aims to Help Women Take Control of Their Finances


A new book offers a peek at how other people spend their money, and shows how that can you help you control your own finances.

Chicago Group Gets $1M to Plant Trees, Combat Climate Change

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Chicago-based environmental group Openlands has received a $1 million grant to address climate change by planting new trees and recruiting residents to protect them. 

Study: Gene Linked to Dyslexia May Shield Athletes from Concussions

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A gene associated with the learning disorder dyslexia may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine and Penn State University.

Caterpillar Has a Big 3Q, But Wall Street Senses Pessimism

In this July 24, 2017 file photo, a Caterpillar excavator rests at a housing construction site in North Andover, Mass. Caterpillar Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola, FIle)

Caterpillar beat most profit and revenue expectations in the third quarter, but company shares were punished Tuesday when Wall Street sensed some pessimism in the company's outlook, which remains unchanged.

DEA’s Message for Annual Drug Takeback Day: ‘Don’t Be the Dealer’

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker)

Do you have old prescription medicines in your cabinet? Don’t flush them down the toilet or throw them in the trash. Instead, dispose of them Saturday, no questions asked, at DEA-sponsored sites. 

American Blues Theater’s ‘Buddy Holly Musical’ Tops 2018 Equity Jeff Awards

From left: Chuckie Benson, Michael Mahler, Zachary Stevenson and Kieran McCabe in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.” (Photo credit: Michael Brosilow)

They say “the music died” on the day in 1959 when rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly perished in a plane crash. But that geeky Texas boy with the trademark thick glasses is still making a big noise.

Money and Accusations Fly in the Race for Illinois Governor


With Election Day just two weeks away, controversy is swirling in the race at the top of the ticket – a race that’s breaking records when it comes to self-financing.

EPA Settles With Chicago-Area Company Over Lead Paint Allegations

A warning sign on a tool factory in Rockport, Massachusetts. (Ben+Sam / Flickr)

A Bensenville-based home renovation company has agreed to pay nearly $53,000 for alleged violations of federal laws designed to protect against exposure to lead-based paint. 

Made in Chicago Auction Highlights 150 Years of Local History


You want a piece of Chicago? An array of notable works of art and historic Chicago artifacts are up for auction.

Blair Kamin: Cityfront Center Development is ‘Mediocre,’ ‘Underachieving’


The Chicago Tribune architecture critic points out what he sees as the shortcomings of Cityfront Center in Streeterville.

On College Campuses, Consent Education is Lacking, New Book Argues

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“Consent on Campus: A Manifesto” looks at how colleges can improve their policies and education on sexual violence and consent. We speak with the book’s author, Donna Freitas.

Mega Millions Players Would Spend $1.6B on Bills, Charity

Annette Gray, left, from Valley Stream, N.Y., buys lottery tickets on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has soared to $1 billion. Gray said it's about "a dollar and a dream, but I spent ten today." (AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews)

With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S., dreaming of how they would spend the money should they beat the astronomical odds of winning.

6th Congressional District Forum: Sean Casten, Peter Roskam

Sean Casten, left, and U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam appear on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 22, 2018.

In one of the most-watched Congressional races this election season, six-term incumbent, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton), is facing political newcomer Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove).