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At Bridgeport Arts Center, Artists Search for Meaning in Migration

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For decades, the southern border of the U.S. has been a flash point for conflicting points of view. Now, artists from both sides of the border – including Chicago – are navigating the rocky road of migration in “The Border Crossed Us.”

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(Bridgeport Art Center / Arceo Press)

Rep. Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Talks Immigration Policy, Impeachment

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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 26, 2019.

U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has had a foot in both local and national politics for decades. Now representing Illinois’ 4th Congressional District, Garcia has become an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s immigration policies. He joins us in discussion.

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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 26, 2019.

Amazon Fires ‘Heartbreaking,’ But Global Outcry Offers Hope

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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows a close-up view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year as of Tuesday, Aug. 20. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)

News of a spike in wildfires in the Amazon led to an international outcry aimed at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who responded over the weekend by authorizing the deployment of 44,000 military troops to put out the fires. 

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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows a close-up view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year as of Tuesday, Aug. 20. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)

States Sue Over Rollback of Child Immigrant Protections

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson listens to a question as he stands next to a display board, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Nineteen states, including Illinois, sued on Monday over the Trump administration’s effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson listens to a question as he stands next to a display board, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Sting: The Englishman Who Can Still Rock a Crowd With Meditations on Love

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Sting performs at the Ravinia Festival Pavilion as part of his “My Songs Tour.” (Ravinia Festival / Patrick Gipson)

An impeccable set of iconic songs by the 17-time Grammy Award winner before a crowd of 16,000 at the Ravinia Festival suggested why he has remained such an enduring musical artist for more than four decades.

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Sting performs at the Ravinia Festival Pavilion as part of his “My Songs Tour.” (Ravinia Festival / Patrick Gipson)

August 26, 2019 - Full Show

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

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CTU Rejects Fact-Finder’s Report, Moves Closer to Teachers Strike

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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey, left, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speak about teacher contract negotiations on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

Teachers at Chicago Public Schools are back in the classroom, preparing for the arrival of students next week. But they still have no contract from the district, even though the district is changing its offer to teachers.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey, left, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speak about teacher contract negotiations on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

Trump Claims Serious Trade Negotiations with China to Begin

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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump said his trade negotiators had received two “very good calls” from China on Sunday. But a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said that he didn’t know what calls Trump was talking about.

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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh Making Longshot GOP Challenge to Trump

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In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.

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In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Week in Review: Report Cites Harassment, Bullying in Madigan’s Office

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A sexual harassment report puts new scrutiny on Springfield. Bombastic former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh mulls taking on Trump. A teachers union trip to Venezuela causes uproar. And the Cubs close an otherwise strong week with a blowout loss.

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Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to Get $815 Million Upgrade

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The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory (Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

Since 1995, researchers in Chicago and from around the world have used Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source to create super bright X-rays to probe everything from dinosaur bones to atomic particles. But the APS has an even brighter future.

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The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory (Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

‘Into the Woods’ a Musical Reminder to Be Careful What You Wish For

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Michael Mahler, left, Brianna Borger, center and Bethany Thomas in “Into the Woods.” (Photo: Michael Brosilow)

One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works is now on stage at Writers Theatre in a sophisticated, powerfully sung, environmentally enveloping production directed by longtime Sondheim aficionado Gary Griffin.

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Michael Mahler, left, Brianna Borger, center and Bethany Thomas in “Into the Woods.” (Photo: Michael Brosilow)

Shedd Sea Lion Dies After Complications from Acute Liver Failure

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(Courtesy Shedd Aquarium)

Ty, an 18-year-old California sea lion, had been living at the aquarium since 2005. Animal caretakers and veterinarians began monitoring him last week after noticing an uncharacteristic decline in his appetite.

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(Courtesy Shedd Aquarium)

Illinois Resident Who Was Hospitalized After Vaping Dies

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An Illinois resident who was hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness after vaping has died, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. It may be the first death in the country linked to vaping. 

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City Reaches Settlements with 16 E-Cigarette Retailers for Selling to Minors

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(Diedra Laird, MCT Campus)

The settlement requires the retailers to pay more than $540,000 in fines for illegally selling and marketing e-cigarette products to minors, according to city officials.

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(Diedra Laird, MCT Campus)

Veteran Litigator Dan Webb Appointed Special Prosecutor in Smollett Case

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Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb takes the oath of special prosecutor before Judge Michael Toomin during a status hearing concerning actor Jussie Smollett at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Antonio Perez / Pool / Chicago Tribune)

The announcement comes five months after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped criminal charges related to a racist and homophobic attack actor Jussie Smollett allegedly orchestrated.

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Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb takes the oath of special prosecutor before Judge Michael Toomin during a status hearing concerning actor Jussie Smollett at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Antonio Perez / Pool / Chicago Tribune)

Feds to Revamp Confidentiality Rules for Addiction Treatment

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In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the goal is to make it easier to share a patient’s drug treatment history with doctors treating that person for other problems. 

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In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)
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