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‘Arresting’ Exhibition Showcases Fine Art, Sculpture of Medieval Africa

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Seated Figure, Possibly Ife, Tada Nigeria, Late 13th-14th century, Copper with traces of arsenic, lead, and tin, H. 54 cm, Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments, 79.R18, Image courtesy of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Abuja, Nigeria.

The new Block Museum show “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time” showcases the splendor and influence of medieval West and North Africa. We tour the exhibition with a special guest from the Smithsonian.

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Seated Figure, Possibly Ife, Tada Nigeria, Late 13th-14th century, Copper with traces of arsenic, lead, and tin, H. 54 cm, Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments, 79.R18, Image courtesy of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Abuja, Nigeria.

American Auto History Shines at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage

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Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage’s 1932 Ruxton at the Geneva Concours d’Elegance. (Credit: Bill Ficht)

Travel through American automotive history with a glimpse at an extraordinary private collection of vintage cars.

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Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage’s 1932 Ruxton at the Geneva Concours d’Elegance. (Credit: Bill Ficht)

Call Before Bringing Pets to Chicago Warming Centers, City Says

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Morning commuters face a tough slog on Wacker Drive in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Rich Hein / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Those seeking refuge from this week’s bitter cold at one of Chicago’s public warming centers should not assume their dog or cat will be allowed in with them.

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Morning commuters face a tough slog on Wacker Drive in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Rich Hein / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Laquan McDonald’s Family, Advocacy Groups Demand Action on Van Dyke Sentence

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The Rev. Marvin Hunter appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 21, 2019.

Attorneys from several legal groups penned a letter on behalf of the slain teen’s great uncle, claiming the former cop received an “illegal” sentence based on reasoning that “cannot be reconciled” with Illinois law.

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The Rev. Marvin Hunter appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 21, 2019.

UIC Receives $12M to Study Latino Health

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The University of Illinois at Chicago will continue its role in the largest-ever prospective epidemiological study of Latinos, the largest minority population in the U.S.

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BBB Warns of Cold-Weather Scams as Temperatures Plummet

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CTA trains move along snow-covered tracks Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

As extreme cold sets in, be on the lookout for scams involving driveway shoveling, furnace inspections and utility bills, the Better Business Bureau says. 

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CTA trains move along snow-covered tracks Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

CSO’s 2019-20 Season Celebrates Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

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Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36” on March 15, 2018. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography)

A wide array of concerts designed “to explore (Ludwig van Beethoven’s) individuality, power and genius” highlight the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season.

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Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36” on March 15, 2018. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography)

State Education Superintendent Tony Smith Leaving Office

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State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 11, 2018.

Tony Smith announced Tuesday that his contract will not be renewed after it ends on Jan. 31, bringing to a close his nearly four-year term as Illinois’ schools chief.

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State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 11, 2018.

Police: ‘Empire’ Star Attacked in Possible Racist, Homophobic Hate Crime

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In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series “Empire,” attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after-party in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Chicago police are asking for help in identifying two offenders who allegedly attacked a star of the TV series “Empire” in what investigators believe may have been a “racially-charged assault.”

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In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series “Empire,” attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after-party in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Cook County Courthouses to Close Wednesday and Thursday Due to Cold

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Bail hearings and some pretrial hearings will continue, but all other court operations will be postponed for part of the week in anticipation of a near-record cold snap.

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Illinois Braces for Brutal Cold, Schools and Courts Closing

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Pedestrians cross an icy Chicago River on Madison Street near the Civic Opera House on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Rich Hein / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago Public Schools announced that Wednesday’s classes have been canceled. The University of Chicago, DePaul and Northwestern Universities will close their campuses from Tuesday until Thursday morning.

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Pedestrians cross an icy Chicago River on Madison Street near the Civic Opera House on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Rich Hein / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Jan. 28, 2019 - Full Show

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Watch the Jan. 28, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Chicago Mayor’s Race: Mendoza, Preckwinkle Spar Over Ethics

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Susana Mendoza, one of 14 candidates running for Chicago mayor, releases her ethics plan as early voting is set to begin Tuesday.

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Gillette’s ‘We Believe’ Ad Sparks Controversy, Dialogue

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A still image from the Gillette commercial, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.”

What does a new ad campaign say about masculinity in the #MeToo era? We explore reactions both positive and negative to Gillette’s “We Believe” commercial.

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A still image from the Gillette commercial, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.”

Snowstorm Likely a Prelude to More Dangerous Weather

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Commuters wait for a train as snow falls Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

How Chicagoans handled a snowy start to the week – and how the city is preparing for worsening conditions.

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Commuters wait for a train as snow falls Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

Chicago Zoos to Close in Anticipation of Extreme Cold

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Hudson, a polar bear at Brookfield Zoo (Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo plan to close for parts of the week as record-breaking lows are expected to move into the area.

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Hudson, a polar bear at Brookfield Zoo (Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

It’s Tax-Filing Season. What You Need to Know About This Year’s Forms

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Monday marks the start of income tax filing season. Learn about what’s different this year in the wake of new tax laws.

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