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Civic Federation Slams Rauner’s Budget Plans

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Civic Federation President Laurence Msall

Stern warnings on state budget prospects from a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog.

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Civic Federation President Laurence Msall

Sizzling ‘How to Use a Knife’ Turns Up The Heat in a Restaurant Kitchen

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Anthony Irons in Shattered Globe Theatre’s Chicago premiere of “How to Use a Knife.” (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

Among its several honors, Will Snider’s “How to Use a Knife” was named a finalist for a PEN Center USA Literary Award. Based on this exceptional Shattered Globe production alone, it should have won the prize.

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Anthony Irons in Shattered Globe Theatre’s Chicago premiere of “How to Use a Knife.” (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

Emanuel Laps the Ever-Expanding Mayoral Field in Fundraising

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To put Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s fundraising advantage into perspective: a total of $6.6 million has been raised so far in this campaign, according to the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform – $6.1 of it by Emanuel.

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May 9, 2018 - Full Show

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Watch the May 9, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Against R. Kelly

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Two women bring new accusations against R&B superstar R. Kelly. Veteran music journalist Jim DeRogatis joins us with the latest.

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Trump Withdraws US from Iran Deal as North Korea Nuclear Talks Loom

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President Donald Trump called it “a horrible one-sided deal.” How pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal could impact talks with North Korea.

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The Fight to Save Evanston’s Harley Clarke Mansion

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Will an historic lakefront mansion be restored? Or will it fall to the wrecking ball?

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How to Stay Healthy Amid Spike in Mosquito- and Tick-Borne Illnesses

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds cases of disease from mosquito, tick and flea bites tripled between 2004 and 2016 – and Illinois was among the states most affected.

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No Criminal Charges for Retired Evanston Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse

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Evanston Township High School

Authorities say they investigated abuse allegations made by 35 former ETHS students against longtime theater teacher Bruce Siewerth. “The lack of prosecution is not due to lack of evidence,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

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Evanston Township High School

EPA to Test Soil for Manganese on Southeast Side

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A week ago, test results from soil samples collected at two dozen Southeast Side homes revealed high levels of manganese. Now, the EPA will conduct further testing in the area.

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Chicago Has State’s Top 6 Public High Schools: US News Rankings

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In its latest rankings, U.S. News & World Report tabbed Chicago’s Lane Tech High School as the third-best public high school in Illinois. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Chicago Public Schools once again claims the top spots on an annual list of the state’s best public high schools. Which schools made the cut.

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In its latest rankings, U.S. News & World Report tabbed Chicago’s Lane Tech High School as the third-best public high school in Illinois. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Will This Be the Year Illinois Passes a Budget on Time?

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Illinois’ top lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner met privately in Springfield on Tuesday in an attempt to do something they’ve been unable to accomplish since Rauner took office – brokering a full year’s budget deal.

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The Real ‘Magic’ In This ‘Macbeth’ Is its Suggestion That Shakespeare Pre-Empted Albee

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Lady Macbeth (Chaon Cross) is taunted by the unseen Weird Sisters in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Macbeth.” (Photo by Liz Lauren)

This immensely compelling production adapted and directed by playwright Aaron Posner and the magician Teller is filled with a full array of sensory treats.

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Lady Macbeth (Chaon Cross) is taunted by the unseen Weird Sisters in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Macbeth.” (Photo by Liz Lauren)

Key Questions Remain Ahead of Obama Center Vote

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

Next week, the city is poised to take the first of several votes on the Obama Presidential Center. Why some community groups want to slow down the process.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

May 8, 2018 - Full Show

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Watch the May 8, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

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ERA Battle Moves to House, Supporters on Brink of Victory

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After a decadeslong battle, Illinois may be on the brink of ratifying the federal Equal Rights Amendment. The pros and cons of passage.

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Blair Kamin on the Northerly Island Engineering Fiasco

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Why parts of Northerly Island are still blocked off years after erosion damaged the walking and biking path.

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