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As the 2024 WNBA Season Tips Off, What to Expect From the Chicago Sky This Year

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Footage from a Chicago Sky game.

The Chicago Sky looks different this year with brand new leadership and players on the roster including Angel Reese and Kamilla Cardoso.

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Footage from a Chicago Sky game.

‘Micropreemie’ Baby Who Weighed Just Over 1 Pound at Birth Goes Home From New Lenox Hospital

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This undated photo shows 6-month-old Nyla Brooke Haywood, a baby girl born Nov. 17, 2023, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. (NaKeya Haywood via AP)

Nyla was delivered on Nov. 17 at just 22 weeks after her mother, NaKeya, was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a dangerous high-blood pressure condition. 

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This undated photo shows 6-month-old Nyla Brooke Haywood, a baby girl born Nov. 17, 2023, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. (NaKeya Haywood via AP)

Oak Park Native Flexes His Performance Skills in National Tour of ‘Mamma Mia!,’ Now Running in Chicago

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Grant Reynolds, bottom center, and the company of “Mamma Mia!” (Credit: Joan Marcus)

For Chicago area native Grant Reynolds, the performances mark his debut in a national tour for a Broadway show.

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Grant Reynolds, bottom center, and the company of “Mamma Mia!” (Credit: Joan Marcus)

This Forest Preserve May Look Like a Disaster Zone, but What You’re Seeing Is the Most Ambitious Restoration Project Cook County’s Ever Tackled

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The scene at Red Gate Woods looks like an eco-disaster but it’s actually the result of invasive shrub removal. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

A 1,000-acre, $10 million restoration project is now underway at Red Gate Woods, part of the vast Palos Preserve system in southwestern Cook County.

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The scene at Red Gate Woods looks like an eco-disaster but it’s actually the result of invasive shrub removal. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

As Medicaid Redeterminations Restart, About 73% of Illinois Recipients Remain Enrolled

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During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted changes to Medicaid requiring states to keep patients continuously enrolled through the public health crisis, even if they might have become ineligible due to changes in their income or family circumstances. That continuous enrollment program expired in March 2023.

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Key City Panel OKs 6 of Mayor’s 7 Picks to Serve on Chicago Police Oversight Board

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(WTTW News)

The City Council’s Police and Fire Committee unanimously advanced the nominations of Anthony Driver Jr., Remel Terry, Aaron Gottlieb, Abierre Minor, Kelly Presley and Sandra Wortham to serve four-year terms on the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability.

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Museum of Science and Industry Changes Name Following $125M Donation From Billionaire Ken Griffin

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(Courtesy of Griffin Museum of Science and Industry)

The Museum of Science and Industry will officially be renamed the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry. The donation, previously announced in 2019, is the largest in the museum’s history.

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Alice Munro, Nobel Literature Winner Revered as Short Story Master, Dead at 92

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Canadian author Alice Munro is photographed during an interview in Victoria, B.C. Tuesday, Dec.10, 2013. (Chad Hipolito / The Canadian Press via AP, File)

A spokesperson for publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Munro, winner of the Nobel literary prize in 2013, died Monday at home in Port Hope, Ontario. Munro had been in frail health for years and often spoke of retirement, a decision that proved final after the author’s 2012 collection, “Dear Life.”

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Canadian author Alice Munro is photographed during an interview in Victoria, B.C. Tuesday, Dec.10, 2013. (Chad Hipolito / The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Misconduct Agency Ruled 8 Chicago Officers Responsible for Woman Who Died in Police Holding Cell Should be Fired or Face Lengthy Suspensions, But Top Cop Objected

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The partly obscured window of the holding cell at the Grand Crossing (3rd District) Police District where Irene Chavez died in December 2021. (Civilian Office of Police Accountability)

Former interim Chicago Police Supt. Fred Waller objected to the recommendation made by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability that four police officers, a sergeant, a lieutenant and two commanders should be suspended for six months or terminated.

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The partly obscured window of the holding cell at the Grand Crossing (3rd District) Police District where Irene Chavez died in December 2021. (Civilian Office of Police Accountability)

May 13, 2024 - Full Show

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Brandis Friedman (WTTW News)

A controversial migrant shelter closes on the South Side. The invasion of cicadas is coming soon. And world-renowned opera star Renée Fleming.

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Brandis Friedman (WTTW News)

Superstar Soprano Renée Fleming’s New Book Aims to Highlight the Healing Power of Music

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Renée Fleming appears on “Chicago Tonight” on May 13, 2024. (WTTW News)

World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming has a new book called “Music and Mind” – a collection of essays curated and edited by the operatic superstar exploring the healing power of music and the arts, and what modern science is uncovering about that connection.

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Renée Fleming appears on “Chicago Tonight” on May 13, 2024. (WTTW News)

Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin Fined $10K for Firing Whistleblowers

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Melissa Conyears-Ervin is pictured in a campaign photo. (Credit: Campaign photo)

The Chicago Board of Ethics has fined Conyears-Ervin a total of $70,000 in the past month for a series of violations of the city's Government Ethics Ordinance. 

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Melissa Conyears-Ervin is pictured in a campaign photo. (Credit: Campaign photo)

Ex-Loretto Hospital Official Charged in $500K Embezzlement Scheme During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The nonprofit Loretto Hospital in Austin. (WTTW News)

Heather Bergdahl faces federal charges after she allegedly worked to steal from Loretto Hospital by sending nearly half a million dollars to businesses that never provided the hospital with goods or services.

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The nonprofit Loretto Hospital in Austin. (WTTW News)

City Panel Endorses Proposal to Pay $525K to Teen Run Over by Chicago Police Car During George Floyd Unrest

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(WTTW News)

The Chicago City Council will weigh whether to pay $3.2 million to settle three lawsuits claiming Chicago police officers committed a wide range of misconduct.

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With 359th Goal, Northwestern Attacker Izzy Scane Breaks NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Record

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Northwestern lacrosse player Izzy Scane watches a ball during practice in Evanston, Ill., Feb. 6, 2024. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

Scane scored her 359th career goal in 81 games in the first period against Denver, snapping a tie with Charlotte North for the top spot. North had 358 goals in 87 games for Boston College and Duke from 2018-22.

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Northwestern lacrosse player Izzy Scane watches a ball during practice in Evanston, Ill., Feb. 6, 2024. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

Police: 5 People Killed in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

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(Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

A 23-year-old woman fatally shot inside a South Side home was among four people killed by gunfire across Chicago over the weekend, according to Chicago Police Department figures.

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(Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Shuttered Woodlawn School Will No Longer Be Used as Migrant Shelter, Mayor Brandon Johnson Announces

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(WTTW News)

There are no plans to use the former school as a shelter in the future, according to a spokesperson for Mayor Brandon Johnson.

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