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‘I Feel Trapped’: Photos Capture Experiences of People Who Use Drugs

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“I need help with direct stuff like free maintenance programs, a stable home, legal help so I can sit and get grounded, and relax. I need a place to sit down.” (Photo by Chicago Recovery Alliance participant.)

People who inject drugs typically aren’t part of traditional advocacy because of risks associated with going public. But a local research project allows them to share their experiences without the fear of potential repercussions.

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“I need help with direct stuff like free maintenance programs, a stable home, legal help so I can sit and get grounded, and relax. I need a place to sit down.” (Photo by Chicago Recovery Alliance participant.)

June 27, 2019 - Full Show

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Watch the June 27, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Trump’s Next Tweet Could Get a Warning Label

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President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is photographed on an Apple iPad in New York, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo / J. David Ake)

Starting Thursday, tweets that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violate the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation and Twitter’s reasons for publishing it anyway. 

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President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is photographed on an Apple iPad in New York, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo / J. David Ake)

Supreme Court Allows Partisan Districts, Blocks Census Query

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In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In two politically charged rulings, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow Thursday to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain but also put a hold on the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, File)

800,000 Eligible to Clear Their Record in Illinois Legal Pot

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State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria speaks during a news conference before Gov. J. B. Pritzker signs a bill that legalizes adult-use cannabis in the state of Illinois at Sankofa Cultural Arts and Business Center, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky)

Lawmakers who drafted the measure making Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana emphasized repairing what they say is the damage done by a half-century of the war on drugs. 

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State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria speaks during a news conference before Gov. J. B. Pritzker signs a bill that legalizes adult-use cannabis in the state of Illinois at Sankofa Cultural Arts and Business Center, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky)

New Software Glitch Found in Boeing’s Troubled 737 Max Jet

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This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing said Wednesday that the FAA “identified an additional requirement” for software changes that the aircraft manufacturer has been working on for eight months, since shortly after the first crash.

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This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Controversy Over School Ratings as New CPS Board Meets

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson speaks at a Chicago Board of Education meeting Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s newly appointed Chicago Board of Education ushered in some changes during its first meeting Wednesday. 

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson speaks at a Chicago Board of Education meeting Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Spotlight Politics: Austin Real Estate Deal Under Scrutiny

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More details emerge about the investigation into 34th Ward Ald. Carrie Austin, as a former alderman is sentenced to one year in prison. Our politics team takes on those stories and more in our weekly roundtable.

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Attorney: Girl Hit During Astros Game Had Skull Fracture

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In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, file photo, a young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip, File)

An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture.

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In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, file photo, a young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip, File)

Tour the Southeast Side Facility Producing New CTA Rail Cars

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Rail car manufacturing is back in Chicago after some 50 years. We go inside the Hegewisch facility where production is underway on the CTA’s new 7000 series.

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Homeowners Across Chicago Brace for Higher Property Taxes

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Fritz Kaegi appears on “Chicago Tonight” on June 26, 2019.

Cook County property owners will soon be getting new property tax bills, and depending on where you live, you may see a steep increase. Cook County Assessor Frank Kaegi shares his road map.

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Fritz Kaegi appears on “Chicago Tonight” on June 26, 2019.

Historian Rick Atkinson Tells Gripping Story of America’s Founding

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Rick Atkinson appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Award-winning historian and former journalist Rick Atkinson spent 15 years researching and writing his highly acclaimed World War II Liberation Trilogy books. With “The British Are Coming,” he turns his gaze to the Revolution.

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Rick Atkinson appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Chicago Botanic Garden Exhibit Explores the Vital Role of Pollinators

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A bumblebee lands on a flower. (Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

Pollinating animals account for an estimated one out of every three bites of food humans eat. “Bees & Beyond” explains how the process works, traces its evolutionary history and demonstrates its impact on our daily lives.

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A bumblebee lands on a flower. (Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

10 Things to Do this Weekend: June 27-30

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Chicago Pride Parade in 2011 (Keith Hinkle / Flickr)

A massive parade, dance lessons, mariachi ensembles and lots of hot sauce usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago Pride Parade in 2011 (Keith Hinkle / Flickr)

Brendt Christensen Offered to Reveal Location of Yingying Zhang’s Body

Motion claims offer was made to feds months after Christensen’s arrest

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Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

Attorneys for Brendt Christensen say he offered to cooperate with investigators and disclose what he did with the Chinese scholar’s remains in return for a life sentence just six months after his 2017 arrest.

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Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

Ask Geoffrey: What Happened to Immel State Bank?

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Geoffrey Baer deposits some knowledge about buildings left behind by the banking panics of the Great Depression in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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June 26, 2019 - Full Show

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Watch the June 26, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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