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Picturing Music History with Photographer Paul Natkin

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Paul Natkin speaks to WTTW News in September 2022. (WTTW News)

Rock, reggae, jazz, folk, R&B – he’s captured it all. We catch up with photographer Paul Natkin, and he shared stories and pictures worth many thousands of words.

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Paul Natkin speaks to WTTW News in September 2022. (WTTW News)

Ken Starr, Whose Probe Led to Clinton Impeachment, Dies at 76

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Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions on May 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo / Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Ken Starr, a former federal appellate judge and a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation of Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment, died Tuesday at age 76, his family said.

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Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions on May 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo / Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

A Transfixing Work of Dance Theater by Alejandro Cerrudo Unfolds at Harris Theater

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“It Starts Now” by choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo was performed at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Sept. 8, 2022. (Credit: Kyle Flubacker)

It Starts Now is not an easy work to describe. It is a transfixing physical manifestation of human existence  epic in its emotional tension, its simultaneously real and mystical aura and its remarkable dancing.

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“It Starts Now” by choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo was performed at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Sept. 8, 2022. (Credit: Kyle Flubacker)

Special ‘Voices’ Community Conversation: Previewing PBS’ ‘Facing Suicide,’ Addressing the Health Crisis

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time professionals and community voices raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. A new film explores powerful stories of those impacted by suicide and takes viewers to the front lines of research with scientists whose work is leading to better prevention and treatment. 

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Ald. Ariel Reboyras Announces He Won’t Seek 6th Term Representing Belmont Cragin on Chicago City Council

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Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th Ward) appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Monday, May 11, 2020. (WTTW News)

Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th Ward) announced he will not run for re-election to represent Belmont Cragin in 2023, joining an unprecedented exodus from the Chicago City Council. Reboyras, 69, said in a statement it had been “an unbelievable honor” to represent parts of the city’s Northwest Side for 20 years.

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Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th Ward) appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Monday, May 11, 2020. (WTTW News)

Sailor From Grayslake Killed at Pearl Harbor to be Laid to Rest, At Last

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This undated image provided by the U.S. Navy shows sailor Herbert “Bert” Jacobson, from Grayslake, Ill. The 21-year-old is to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 — more than 80 years after he was killed in the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy via AP)

Members of Herbert “Bert” Jacobson’s family have waited all their lives to attend a memorial for the young man they knew about but never met. Jacobson was among the more than 400 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Oklahoma during the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 

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This undated image provided by the U.S. Navy shows sailor Herbert “Bert” Jacobson, from Grayslake, Ill. The 21-year-old is to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 — more than 80 years after he was killed in the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy via AP)

Sept. 12, 2022 - Full Show

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State rebates are on the way — how soon could money be coming your way? How neighborhoods are recovering from weekend flooding, DePaul University has a new president and a virtual cooking camp.

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State Tax Rebates Coming to Illinois Residents — Just In Time For Election Season

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J. B. Pritzker. (WTTW News)

A major part of a $1.2 billion multi-pronged state tax relief program will be disbursed to 6 million Illinois households starting Monday through the next six to eight weeks. The amount you’ll get back depends on factors such as income, family size and home value.

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J. B. Pritzker. (WTTW News)

Queen Elizabeth II Hailed in Scotland as a ‘Constant in All Our Lives’

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The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, passes the City Chambers on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 on the journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, where it will lie in rest for a day. (Jane Barlow / Pool Photo via AP)

The procession was a huge event for Scotland as the U.K. takes days to mourn its longest-reigning monarch, the only one most Britons have ever known. People turned out hours early to grab a space by the police barricades in Edinburgh. By afternoon, the crowds were 10 people deep.

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The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, passes the City Chambers on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 on the journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, where it will lie in rest for a day. (Jane Barlow / Pool Photo via AP)

Program for Adolescents Aims to Create Community Through Culinary Arts

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Yes Chef! Culinary Camp participants. (Credit: Eric Kleinberg)

The Yes Chef! Culinary Camp is a free community fostered by the Foundation for Culinary Arts for under-resourced Chicago Public Schools students from ages 13 to 18. After several weeklong summer programs, the organization decided to kick off a series of two-day virtual camps, beginning this fall.

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Yes Chef! Culinary Camp participants. (Credit: Eric Kleinberg)

New DePaul University President Talks COVID Impact, Tuition Goals

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DePaul University. (WTTW News)

President Robert L. Manuel was the former president of the University of Indianapolis and an administrator at Georgetown and New York University. Now, he’s setting big goals for the DePaul community. 

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DePaul University. (WTTW News)

Ramsey Lewis, Chicago-Born Jazz Great Who Continually Evolved, Dead at 87

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Ramsey Lewis performing at Daley Plaza in 2015. (Provided)

Chicago is mourning the loss of one of its most celebrated native sons, as the family of Ramsey Lewis announced the award-winning musician died peacefully at his Chicago home Monday morning, at the age of 87.

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Ramsey Lewis performing at Daley Plaza in 2015. (Provided)

R. Kelly Used Fame and Influence to Abuse Goddaughter, Prosecutor Says as Closing Arguments Get Underway

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R. Kelly appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, March 22, 2019 in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Attorneys for both the prosecution and defense prepared to deliver their final statements to jurors in the trial of R. Kelly and his former employees, Derrel McDavid and June Brown.

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R. Kelly appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, March 22, 2019 in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke to Retire Nov. 30

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“The race has been run and it is time to pass the gavel to a successor,” Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke said.

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Chicago Dries Out From Intense Deluge. ‘We Don’t See Rainfall Rates That High’

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Motorists drove through flooded streets. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Intense rains fell Sunday morning at a rate rarely seen in Chicago, overwhelming the city’s stormwater system and flooding streets, viaducts and basements.

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Motorists drove through flooded streets. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

‘I Cannot Mourn’: Former Colonies Conflicted Over the Queen

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Jamaican school children greet Queen Elizabeth II at the National Heroes Monument in Kingston, Jamaica, on Feb. 14, 1983, during the second day of the queen's visit to the former British colony. (AP Photo/  Kathy Willens, File)

Beyond official condolences praising the queen’s longevity and service, there is some bitterness about the past in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Talk has turned to the legacies of colonialism, from slavery to corporal punishment in African schools to looted artifacts held in British institutions.

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Jamaican school children greet Queen Elizabeth II at the National Heroes Monument in Kingston, Jamaica, on Feb. 14, 1983, during the second day of the queen's visit to the former British colony. (AP Photo/  Kathy Willens, File)

4 People Killed, 26 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago: Police

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According to Chicago police, 30 people were shot in 26 separate incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Four of those victims died.

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