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Mourners gather outside the home of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund for a vigil Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Crystal Lake, Ill. Andrew's body was found in a wooded area in Woodstock Wednesday, and the boy's parents have been charged with his murder. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Police believe the Illinois couple killed 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for an extended period of time.

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At age 92, the jazz guitarist is a living legend from Chicago’s first family of music. We pay him a visit.

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A new documentary examines the legacy of legendary Notre Dame President Father Ted Hesburgh. We speak with the film’s director and producer.

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What does ageism look like in the workplace, and how much of a problem is it in the U.S.? A new book uncovers that and more.

Pair of Brookfield Polar Bears Involved in Artificial Insemination

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Chicago Zoological Society veterinary staff position Hudson, Brookfield Zoo’s 12-year-old male polar bear, in preparation for a CT scan. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

Hudson, a 1,000-pound male polar bear at Brookfield Zoo, underwent a historic checkup this week when he received a CT scan and had semen collected, which was used to inseminate two female polar bears. 

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Ald. Ed Burke, 75, walks into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Federal prosecutors say this extra time is necessary due to the “complex nature” of the ongoing investigation of the 14th Ward alderman.

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

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(Courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet)

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.

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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.

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

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(Thomas Hawk / Flickr)

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.

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(Credit: One of a Kind Show)

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

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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. 

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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. 

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Family members mourn Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the burial of 7-year-old Dhulodh Anthony, a victim of an Easter Sunday bomb blast, at Methodist cemetery in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo / Gemunu Amarasinghe)

As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers.

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Ebony founder and publisher John H. Johnson is among the entrepreneurs featured in PBS’ new documentary “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.”

The PBS film features stories from a number of African-American entrepreneurs, including several Chicagoans who played key roles in various industries, from journalist Ida B. Wells to publisher John H. Johnson. 

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