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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not run in the upcoming mayoral election, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

Hot Doug's Closes

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Today is the final day of business for Hot Doug’s, the iconic gourmet hot dog spot known for its exotic hot dogs and sausages. Chicago Tonight revisits Doug Sohn’s exit interview. 

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Saying that he was "well-prepared" for the responsibilities of leading a church of 2.2 million people, Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Blase Cupich.

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All over the city, Horses of Honor are on display. Take a look at a selection of these life-size statues.

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Respected broadcaster Roy Leonard died Thursday at Evanston Hospital after a brief illness.

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Photo by Josclynn Brandon

Chicago’s predominantly-white River North neighborhood was the scene of a candlelight protest to promote racial diversity.

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George will participate in a clinical research trial at the University of Chicago Medicine to treat his cancer.

Medill Grad Remembered by Professors

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James Foley always wanted to be where the stories were and where the people were. Chicago Tonight talks with those who knew him during his time at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Everything you need to know about Illinois’ Medical Cannabis program. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, state officials will hold a question and answer session for potential patients, growers, and sellers of medical marijuana. 

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A Facebook group entitled “Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago” posted an offensive comment Sunday  that brought back reminders from Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for congressman.

Corruption Charges Brought in City’s Red Light Camera Contracts

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A former chief executive officer of Chicago’s first red light camera vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., and the company’s customer liaison with the city, were indicted today on federal corruption charges together with a retired city official who managed the red light camera program for nearly a decade, after he alone was charged initially in May.

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Many black Chicago homeowners were forced to purchase their homes on contract in the ‘60s. Eventually, homeowners in North Lawndale banded together and fought back against buying on contract.  

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The City Council’s Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance to require self-service gas stations to provide E15 gasoline. While the move is being touted as a way to save consumers cash, an analyst at The Heartland Institute says E15 gasoline won’t save motorists money at the pump.

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The Chicago Park District revealed Sunday “The Watch” by local artist Hebru Brantley had been vanalized. Revisit our conversation with Brantley on "The Watch" in a web extra video.

Minority Women Look To Empower Their Careers

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Following an appearance on Chicago Tonight, Chicago actress Drew Sidora leads an event geared toward empowering minority female entrepreneurs.

Second Quarter Report Focuses on April 1-June 30

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The City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General released its second quarter report for 2014, according to a press release. The report provides a summary of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2014.

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