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‘Chicago Tonight’ Turns 35


On this date, 35 years ago, “Chicago Tonight” was born. Watch the premiere episode, featuring an interview with John Callaway and Mayor Harold Washington.

Report: NATO, at 70, Is ‘An Alliance in Crisis’


Earlier this month the North Atlantic Treaty Organization turned 70. A recent report says the alliance is in “crisis,” and a former U.S. ambassador to NATO says the biggest threat to the alliance may be the U.S. itself.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Census Citizenship Question

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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the 2020 census should ask about citizenship. Observers say the justices appear divided along ideological lines, giving an edge to the proposed change.

Is It Time to Cut The Cord and Leave Cable TV?

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With more and more alternatives to cable television, is it time for you to cut the cord?

Joffrey Ballet Reaches ‘Across the Pond’ for Latest Program

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The venerable Chicago dance company got a creative boost from across the pond for the closing show of its season. Meet the Brit who made his own Britney Spears video and is now working with the Joffrey Ballet.

Missing Crystal Lake Boy's Buried Body Found, Parents Charged

This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew “AJ” Freund. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)

Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said at a news conference Wednesday that police dug up what they believe is Andrew "AJ" Freund’s body in a field and that it was wrapped in plastic.

Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to Immel State Bank?


Geoffrey Baer deposits some knowledge about buildings left behind by the banking panics of the Great Depression.

Chicago Among the Country’s Most Polluted Cities, Study Finds

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The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report found that Chicago has experienced an increase in days with spikes of ozone-polluted air.

Leader of Chicago Robbery Crew Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence

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Robert Berrios, 51, was convicted of carrying out nine separate robberies in 2012 that netted a total of more than $115,000 in cash, according to federal prosecutors.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: April 25-28

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A unique fair, sudsy beverages and classical music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Eating the Parks: Foraging in Chicago’s Urban Landscape

Manijeh Bonshahi forages flowers from a maple tree in Lincoln Park. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

Tours like Dave Odd’s “Eat the Neighborhood” in Lincoln Park introduce Chicagoans to local plants that are edible or can be used for medicinal purposes. 

Garrett Popcorn Sues Ex-Employee It Says Stole Its Recipes

A Garrett Popcorn Shop in front of Liat Towers in Singapore (Erwin Soo / Wikimedia Commons)

The famed Chicago popcorn company says that before she was terminated, a former employee stole thousands of files including information about its secret recipes. 

Boeing's Troubled Jet Prompts It To Pull 2019 Forecast

In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Investors and consumers have been keeping a close eye on Boeing due to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max, which have damaged the company’s reputation for safety. 

Chicago-Area Congressmen Discuss Mueller Report, 2020 Census

In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seated at FBI Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak, File)

U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Sean Casten join us to discuss the latest headlines out of Washington D.C., including the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report and the 2020 census. 

Hillary Clinton: Mueller Report Is Beginning, Not The End

Hillary Clinton speaks during the TIME 100 Summit, in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo / Richard Drew)

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is only the beginning of a reckoning on election meddling, not the end, and “raises some serious questions,” Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

National Park Photographer Completes His Portfolio with Visit to Indiana Dunes

Photographer QT Luong at Kings Canyon National Park in California. (Courtesy QT Luong)

QT Luong is renowned for his photos of all 60 national parks. Now he's come to photograph our newest national park: the Indiana Dunes.