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Monthly Sustainability Market Offers Recycling Options for Lots of Things Blue Cart Program Rejects

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Toys don't belong in Chicago blue recycling carts. That doesn't mean landfill is the only option. (Zoltan Matuska / Pixabay)

The monthly Sustainability Market provides a one-stop drop-off point for items that range from crayons to wet suits. 

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Toys don't belong in Chicago blue recycling carts. That doesn't mean landfill is the only option. (Zoltan Matuska / Pixabay)

2 Chicago Police Officers Charged in Connection with July Shooting in Pilsen That Seriously Injured Unarmed Man

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx speaks during a press conference on Aug. 9, 2022. (WTTW News)

Sgt. Christopher Liakopoulos, 43, and Officer Reuben Reynoso, 42, are set to appear Friday afternoon in Cook County bond court to face charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and official misconduct.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx speaks during a press conference on Aug. 9, 2022. (WTTW News)

2 Men Charged With Attempted Murder in Shooting of 12-Year-Old Boy, Still in ‘Very Critical’ Condition

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Chicago Police announced arrests and charges tied to a Sept. 13 shooting on the city’s Near West Side. The 12-year-old victim is still fighting for his life after what police say was a random act of violence.

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Donald Trump Openly Embraces, Amplifies QAnon Conspiracy Theories

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, File)

On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the Republican former president reposted an image of himself wearing a Q lapel pin overlaid with the words “The Storm is Coming.” In QAnon lore, the “storm” refers to Trump’s final victory, when supposedly he will regain power and his opponents will be tried, and potentially executed, on live television.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, File)

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 15-18

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(Photo courtesy of Pilsen Fest)

Alternative music, jazz music, taco festivals, block parties and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Sept. 15, 2022 - Full Show

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Dozens of migrants are temporarily sheltering in Burr Ridge after being bused to Chicago from Texas. We have a live report. Plus, the impact of the R. Kelly verdict and how a smaller Chicago City Council might work.

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‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Migrants Arrive at Burr Ridge Hotel

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Route 66 Park in Burr Ridge. (WTTW News)

Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso has criticized Chicago and Illinois officials for not informing the village of the migrants’ arrival ahead of time, and said that at this point, his office is actively working with businesses and the school district to assist the families staying at the hotel.

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Route 66 Park in Burr Ridge. (WTTW News)

As Chicago City Council Exodus Continues, Is Now the Time to Examine Its Size?

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Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Chicago City Council has 50 alderpeople, representing around 54,000 people each. That’s compared to 51 council members in New York City, each representing 173,000 people. Los Angeles has 15 council members with each member representing about 257,000 people.

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Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

As Indiana’s Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Already Overwhelmed Illinois Clinics, Groups Brace for Onslaught

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The near-total ban on abortion that took effect Thursday in Indiana will force more people to travel to already-overwhelmed Illinois clinics for reproductive health care and seek help from groups that have already reached their capacity, reproductive health care advocates told WTTW News.

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For Many, Split R. Kelly Verdict Is Long-Awaited But ‘Bittersweet’ Moment

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In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

For survivors of sexual assault and their advocates, it has been a long road as a federal jury yesterday convicted singer R. Kelly of six counts of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex. The conviction comes more than two decades after the crimes took place.

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In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Hellenic Museum Reopens with Photographs by a Greek Prince

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The first show back for one of the last museums in Chicago to reopen following the COVID-19 shutdown has a royal pedigree.

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Where Do Birds Go? Audubon’s New ‘Explorer’ Tool Provides Clearest Picture Yet of Species’ Epic Journeys

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Audubon's Explorer platform illustrates migratory bird flyways in North America. (WTTW News)

Audubon's new digital platform, Explorer, brings together puzzle pieces from different elements of migratory science and provides the clearest picture yet of species' epic journeys.

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Audubon's Explorer platform illustrates migratory bird flyways in North America. (WTTW News)

Democrats Punt Same-Sex Marriage Protection Vote Until After Election

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks during the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, May 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades / The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

The decision adds to the uncertainty facing the legislation, as it gives interest groups and other lawmakers opposing the bill more time to rally Republicans against it. But supporters hope that by pushing the vote back, they will relieve election-year pressure from some conservative voters and persuade more Republicans to support the legislation.

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks during the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, May 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades / The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

Biden: Tentative Railway Labor Deal Reached, Averting Strike

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An Amtrak passenger train departs Chicago in the early evening headed south Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Railroads and union representatives had been in negotiations for 20 hours at the Labor Department on Wednesday to hammer out a deal, as there was a risk of a strike starting on Friday that could have shut down rail lines across the country.

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An Amtrak passenger train departs Chicago in the early evening headed south Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Sept. 14, 2022 - Full Show

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R. Kelly convicted in Chicago child porn trial. What’s true and what’s false about the Illinois SAFE-T Act, now a huge issue in the campaign. New rules for festivals in Chicago parks and Spotlight Politics.

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Some Area Commuter Trains Already Canceling Service as National Rail Strike Looms

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The countdown is on for railroad companies and unions to reach a deal. If one isn’t reached by late Thursday night, workers could strike. That would have a big impact, most immediately for commuters. 

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Union Backers Blast Starbucks Labor Practices During Capitol Hill Hearing

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 A Starbucks worker in Edgewater participates in a one-day strike on Aug. 30, 2022. (WTTW News)

House lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on barriers workers say they face to organizing, and what pro-business groups and Republicans in Congress call Democratic overreach.

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 A Starbucks worker in Edgewater participates in a one-day strike on Aug. 30, 2022. (WTTW News)