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10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 6-9

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(Courtesy of Pilsen Food Truck Social)

Food trucks, street festivals, the Chicago blues and green gooey slime usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of Pilsen Food Truck Social)

Rahm Emanuel Bikes Around Lake Michigan

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The former Chicago mayor completed the more than 900-mile trip Tuesday, according to a post on Facebook.

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Dwyane Wade Memoir to Be Published This Fall

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In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)

The book is called “3 Dimensional” and tells of the 13-time All Star’s rise from Chicago’s South Side to NBA stardom.

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In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)

Trump Reads From FDR’s Prayer to the US on D-Day

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Place Your Bets: Where Should the Chicago Casino Be Built?

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers questions about the Chicago casino – specifically, where he thinks it should be built – during a media appearance Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (WTTW News)

Chicago is getting a massive casino that could rival Las Vegas operations in size and scope. But where will it go? Gov. J.B. Pritzker isn’t offering a site, but an opinion: not downtown.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers questions about the Chicago casino – specifically, where he thinks it should be built – during a media appearance Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (WTTW News)

Indiana Teacher Awards Autistic Boy ‘Annoying Male’ Trophy

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A school district in northwestern Indiana has issued an apology after a special needs teacher awarded an 11-year-old autistic student a trophy naming him the “most annoying male” of the school year.

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Stanley Tigerman, Renowned Chicago Architect, Dies at 88

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Stanley Tigerman, a Chicago architect and director of Archeworks, a school he co-founded with interior designer Eva Maddox, addresses graduates. (ChicagoEye / Flickr)

Stanley Tigerman was as famous for his personality as he was for his buildings, private homes and public buildings that showed post-modernism’s tendency for humor, irreverence and invention. 

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Stanley Tigerman, a Chicago architect and director of Archeworks, a school he co-founded with interior designer Eva Maddox, addresses graduates. (ChicagoEye / Flickr)

EPA Proposes Adding Abandoned Chicago Slag Dump to Priority Cleanup List

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A Chicago Department of Public Health sign warns passersby about hazardous materials at the 67-acre property west of Wolf Lake at 126th Place and Avenue O. (Alex Ruppenthal / WTTW News)

Records show the 67-acre site on the Far Southeast Side, used as a dumping ground for more than two decades by Republic Steel, is contaminated with lead, manganese, mercury and other toxins.

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A Chicago Department of Public Health sign warns passersby about hazardous materials at the 67-acre property west of Wolf Lake at 126th Place and Avenue O. (Alex Ruppenthal / WTTW News)

Study Finds Most LGBTQ Services Located in White, Wealthy Neighborhoods

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In Chicago, Black and Latinx residents are three times more likely than whites and Asians to live in areas located at least 3 miles from LGBTQ service providers, according to a new study. 

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Powell Hints Fed Will Cut Rates If Needed Over Trade Wars

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

Chairman Jerome Powell didn’t explicitly say what the Federal Reserve would do. But expectations are rising that the Fed will cut rates at least once and possibly two or more times before year’s end, in part because of the consequences of the trade war. 

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

Silicon Valley Businessman Convicted in Chicago of Defrauding Investors

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For years, Jeffrey Batio promised investors a revolutionary 3-in-1 laptop device. Prosecutors say it was all a lie that allowed him to defraud investors out of millions of dollars.

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June 4, 2019 - Full Show

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Watch the June 4, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Ald. Ed Burke Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

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In this courtroom sketch, Ald. Ed Burke, left, appears before U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole with his attorneys on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Credit: Tom Gianni)

Ald. Ed Burke pleads not guilty to 14 counts of racketeering, attempted bribery and extortion. A look at how he amassed, and used, his power over the years.

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In this courtroom sketch, Ald. Ed Burke, left, appears before U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole with his attorneys on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Credit: Tom Gianni)

‘Jeopardy!’ Star James Holzhauer’s Winning Streak Ends

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In this May 2, 2019, file photo, “Jeopardy!” sensation James Holzhauer speaks after being presented with a key to the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas. (Caroline Brehman / Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

The game show’s 32-time champion lost for the first time in an episode that aired on Monday, falling short of records for total winnings and longest reign. The Naperville native lost to a Chicago librarian.

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In this May 2, 2019, file photo, “Jeopardy!” sensation James Holzhauer speaks after being presented with a key to the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas. (Caroline Brehman / Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Remembering Tiananmen Square, 30 Years Later

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A May 1988 photo of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. (Derzsi Elekes Andor / Wikimedia Commons)

Early on the morning of June 4, 1989, tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square to forcefully suppress protests by students and ordinary citizens who had occupied Beijing’s central square for six weeks. We look back at the events.

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A May 1988 photo of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. (Derzsi Elekes Andor / Wikimedia Commons)

Recapping an ‘Extraordinarily Productive’ Legislative Session

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(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

Illinois could become a very different state, thanks to a bunch of measures legislators approved over the weekend. Here’s a rundown of budget bills and the new public works program.

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(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

Springfield Showdown: Lawmakers Weigh In on Session’s Local Impact

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There were emotional floor debates and the passage of a slew of bills as the spring session wrapped up. Just how does all this capitol action affect Chicago and the surrounding areas? Two state lawmakers weigh in.

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