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Is Campaign Money From Speaker Michael Madigan ‘Dirty’?

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It’s about the time of year when your mailbox may start to fill up with glossy brochures, pitching you not on a product — but on a candidate. What impact the ComEd bribery scandal might have on the coming election.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital to End Intersex Surgeries on Children

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (WTTW News)

Where the fight for intersex rights is headed after a recent victory in Chicago. We speak with activist Pidgeon Pagonis and Dr. Ellie Kim of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (WTTW News)

Chicago Fair Housing Advocates Criticize Rollback in Regulations

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Last month, the Trump administration announced it would end an Obama-era housing rule meant to eliminate racial disparities in the suburbs. How that rollback could affect housing in the Chicago area.

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85-Year-Old Photographer Steve Schapiro Reflects on Civil Rights Movement

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Steve Schapiro speaks with WTTW News.

He took memorable pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled with writer James Baldwin. Steve Schapiro talks about what he witnessed in the United States back then — and what he is seeing today.

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Steve Schapiro speaks with WTTW News.

Crain’s Headlines: Citibank to Replace Gresham Branch in New Location

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A bank franchise reassesses one of its locations on Chicago’s Far South Side. That story and more with Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer.

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Large Nonprofits Struggle to Provide Services While Locked Out of Pandemic Aid

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Their size and reach allow them to get assistance quickly and efficiently to people in need, but nonprofits with more than 500 employees cannot apply for forgivable loans under the CARES Act.

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Field of Dreams Game in Iowa Postponed to 2021 Due to Virus

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In this July 22, 1977, file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie “Field of Dreams” at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.  (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall, File)

The game at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie had been scheduled for Aug. 13 in Dyersville, Iowa.

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In this July 22, 1977, file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie “Field of Dreams” at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.  (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall, File)

Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases Prompts New Cook County Guidelines

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In an effort to curb COVID-19 infections, the Cook County Department of Public Health is asking bars, breweries and taverns that do not serve food to only serve customers outside.

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Elections Officials Dismiss 1 of 3 Challenges Filed to Keep Kanye West Off November Ballot

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This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. (AP Photo / Michael Wyke, File)

The Illinois State Board of Elections is scheduled to finalize the Nov. 3 ballot on Aug. 21. Will superstar Kanye West be on the ballot in his home state as an independent candidate for president?

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This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. (AP Photo / Michael Wyke, File)

TreeKeepers Course Set to Start Training New Class of Stewards. Sign Up ASAP

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TreeKeepers are active in their communities, organizing tree plantings, adopting trees and maintaining parks. (Openlands / Facebook)

The conservation group Openlands started the program in 1991 and has since certified 2,000 TreeKeepers, who play an important role in conserving, protecting and advocating for the Chicago region’s trees. 

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TreeKeepers are active in their communities, organizing tree plantings, adopting trees and maintaining parks. (Openlands / Facebook)

Visitors to Cook County Suburbs from COVID-19 Hot Spots to Quarantine for 2 Weeks

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Anyone entering suburban Cook County from a designated COVID-19 hot spot — including travelers and returning residents — will have to quarantine for 14 days. The list includes 22 states, and could grow more.

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Chicago Cracks Down on Large Parties, Events to Stop Spread of COVID-19

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The exterior of a warehouse in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, where officials say an illegal party was shut down over the weekend. (WTTW News)

Inspectors shut down an illegal party at a Humboldt Park warehouse where revelers were not wearing masks or following social distancing rules, city officials said Monday.

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The exterior of a warehouse in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, where officials say an illegal party was shut down over the weekend. (WTTW News)

August 3, 2020 - Full Show

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (WTTW News)

Watch the Aug. 3, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (WTTW News)

Pritzker Launches $5M Face Mask Campaign: ‘It Only Works If You Wear It’

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People wearing masks line up for a food drive in Brighton Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side on April 23, 2020. (WTTW News)

Despite a statewide mandate, not all residents are wearing masks. A new campaign aims to encourage folks to do just that. “A mask is like anything that keeps us safe. It only works if you wear it,” the governor said.

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People wearing masks line up for a food drive in Brighton Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side on April 23, 2020. (WTTW News)

Chicago Police: Arrest Made in Friday Murder of 9-Year-Old Boy

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Chicago police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting death of Janari Ricks near the Cabrini Rowhouses on Friday night. Criminal charges are expected to be filed in the coming days.

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Chicago Jumps on Bandwagon to Help Save North America’s Birds

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Yellow warblers are among the birds that have been banded for future identification at a new Chicago station. (Silver Leapers / Flickr)

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds in the last 50 years. A new bird banding station at Big Marsh Park is part of a massive effort to figure out ways to help our feathered friends. 

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Yellow warblers are among the birds that have been banded for future identification at a new Chicago station. (Silver Leapers / Flickr)

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

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This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. President Donald Trump will order China’s ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns, according to reports published Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo / File)

Microsoft says it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.

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This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. President Donald Trump will order China’s ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns, according to reports published Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo / File)
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