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Iconic Dinkel’s Neon Sign Set To Hit the Auction Block

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The 100-year-old bakery closed at the end of April. Fans looking to own a piece of Chicago history can bid on the sign at auction June 3, with proceeds earmarked for charity.

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Lightfoot’s Proposal to Expand, Extend Teen Curfew Advances; City Officials Can’t Provide Evidence It Will Stop Violence

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The 14-3 vote by the Chicago City Council’s Public Safety Committee tees up a showdown over the controversial measure by the full City Council, which is set to meet twice next week on Monday and Wednesday. 

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Here’s How Abortion Clinics Are Preparing for Roe to Fall

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Cars drive past CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. The clinic is opening a new one in Carbondale, Ill., later this year. (AP Photo / Adrian Sainz)

Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services. They chose Carbondale in Illinois — a state that has easy abortion access but is surrounded by more restrictive states in the Midwest and South.

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Cars drive past CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. The clinic is opening a new one in Carbondale, Ill., later this year. (AP Photo / Adrian Sainz)

‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Humboldt Park Works to Maintain Local Culture

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La Casita de Don Pedro is one of many parts of Humboldt Park that reminds people of the neighborhood’s deep Puerto Rican roots. Maintaining that culture is something advocates have been focused on.

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May 19, 2022 - Full Show

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We’re live from Humboldt Park. Plus, the Chicago Park District’s new CEO on cleaning up a culture of sexual abuse; behind a new push to protect 30% of Illinois land for preservation and a library gets an artist-in-residence.

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Library in West Garfield Park Home to Artist-In-Residence Who Will Create and Connect

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Artist Alexandra Antoine will have her work displayed at the Legler Regional Library in West Garfield Park, where she works as the artist-in-residence. (Credit: Alexandra Antoine)

For the next two years, The Legler Regional Library in West Garfield Park will be home to artist-in-residence Alexandra Antoine. She’ll work on her own art while also connecting with people in the community. 

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Artist Alexandra Antoine will have her work displayed at the Legler Regional Library in West Garfield Park, where she works as the artist-in-residence. (Credit: Alexandra Antoine)

4% of Illinois Land Is Protected. The Goal Is To Conserve 30% by 2030. How?

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Just 4% of Illinois is officially protected. Nature preserve status is the highest level of protection available in Illinois. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Illinois has made a commitment to conserve 30% of the state’s land and water resources by the year 2030. What will it take to reach that target?

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Just 4% of Illinois is officially protected. Nature preserve status is the highest level of protection available in Illinois. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Former Cook County Jail Warden Advocates for More Holistic Criminal Justice System

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Nneka Jones Tapia appears on "Chicago Tonight" on May 19, 2022. (WTTW News)

Do inmates in Illinois prisons and jails have a right to safety? That’s the central question raised in a new publication written by former Cook County Department of Corrections Warden Nneka Jones Tapia.

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Nneka Jones Tapia appears on "Chicago Tonight" on May 19, 2022. (WTTW News)

Ban on Unaccompanied Minors in Millennium Park After 6 p.m. Takes Effect; Lightfoot Prepares to Defend Proposed Curfew Extension

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The ACLU of Illinois immediately blasted the new Millennium Park policy as “too vague, allows too much discretion and does not recognize the right to protest for those under 18.”

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Efforts to Make Transit-Oriented Development Equitable Starting to Pay Off, Chicago Officials Say

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The under-construction affordable housing project at 2602-38 N. Emmett St. in Logan Square. (Credit: Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp.)

Efforts to rethink the policy and spur development on the South and West sides while preventing long-time residents from being displaced from the Northwest Side are starting to pay off, symbolized by the grand opening set for Friday of an apartment complex near the CTA Blue Line Logan Square station, Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara told WTTW News. 

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The under-construction affordable housing project at 2602-38 N. Emmett St. in Logan Square. (Credit: Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp.)

Chicago Police Officer Shot 13-Year-Old Boy During Foot Pursuit

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A Chicago Police Department vehicle is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability in a statement Thursday said the boy survived the shooting and was hospitalized in serious condition. 

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A Chicago Police Department vehicle is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

‘Our Students Need More Support Than Ever’: City Committee Questions, Criticizes Proposed CPS Budget Cuts

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Students at Chicago Public Schools walk along a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

“We’re not asking for an additional anything, just save our teachers” a Chicago Public Schools parent said Tuesday. “We’re not asking for more, we’re just asking for the status quo.”

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Students at Chicago Public Schools walk along a hallway in this file photo. (WTTW News)

The Uncanny Resonance of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ Now Playing Limited Run at Cadillac Palace Theatre

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A North American touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” is playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago through May 22. (Credit: Joan Marcus)

The current touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” playing Chicago for only one week, is an ideal example of how “a classic” can have a whole new resonance at this very moment.

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A North American touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” is playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago through May 22. (Credit: Joan Marcus)

Chicago Pilot Program to Provide Easy Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

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(Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash)

Starting Thursday, Chicagoans calling the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances can be transferred directly to treatment provider Family Guidance Centers, Inc. to receive immediate medication-assisted recovery. 

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Pay Man Who Spent 21 Years In Jail for Murder He Didn’t Commit $14.25M, City Council Panel Agrees

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The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the settlement, which is set for a final vote by the full City Council on May 25.

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City Council Panel Agrees to Pay Family of Man Murdered by Off-Duty Cop $1.9M

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The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the settlement, which is set for a final vote by the full City Council on Wednesday.

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McDonald’s Era in Russia Coming to a Close, Restaurants Sold

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Young Muscovites checks out a new taste sensation for the Soviet Union, hamburgers and soft drinks in Moscow on Jan. 31, 1990. McDonald’s said Thursday, May 19, 2022, it has begun the process of selling its Russian business to one of its licensees in the country. (AP Photo / Rudi Blaha, File)

The Chicago burger giant said its existing licensee Alexander Govor, who operates 25 restaurants in Siberia, has agreed to buy McDonald’s 850 Russian restaurants and operate them under a new name. McDonald’s did not disclose the terms of the sale.

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Young Muscovites checks out a new taste sensation for the Soviet Union, hamburgers and soft drinks in Moscow on Jan. 31, 1990. McDonald’s said Thursday, May 19, 2022, it has begun the process of selling its Russian business to one of its licensees in the country. (AP Photo / Rudi Blaha, File)