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Suicide Rates in Illinois Rise 23 Percent from 1999 to 2016: CDC

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A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a rise in suicides across the U.S. as news of celebrity suicides takes the headlines.

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Remembering Chicago Bluesman Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater

Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater appears on “Chicago Tonight” in 2008.

Alligator recording artist and 2016 Blues Hall of Fame inductee Edward Harrington, aka Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, died Friday of heart failure, his family reports. He was 83 years old.

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Trump Pardons Chicago Boxing Great Jack Johnson Posthumously

In 1908, boxer Jack Johnson defeated Tommy Burns for the heavyweight title – at a time when whites and blacks rarely entered the same ring.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘I Go to Work to Have a Break From My Kids’

Your thoughts about a pilot program that lets some state workers bring their newborns to the office.

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Richard Gray, Chicago Art Dealer, WTTW Trustee, Dies at 89

Richard Gray, a longtime member of the WTTW and WFMT board, died Wednesday morning at his home in Chicago, surrounded by family. He was 89 years old.

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Illinois Eyes Sports Betting Revenue as Supreme Court Lifts Ban

| Jay Shefsky
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Sports gambling gets a big boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. What that could that mean for Illinois. 

Web Extra, The Week in Review: Trump Tower’s Difficulties Leasing Space

| Jay Shefsky

Eddie Arruza and guests discuss the difficulties Trump Tower has faced leasing space. With guests Heather Cherone, Natasha Korecki, Laura Washington and Chris Jones.

The Week in Review: Lightfoot Vying for Mayor Emanuel’s Job

| Jay Shefsky

An Emanuel appointee jumps into the Chicago mayor’s race. Illinois lawmakers have less than three weeks to pass a budget. Will they? And Chicago’s Lincoln Towing may lose its license.

Viewer Feedback: ‘I Think The Human Species Will Survive!’

Your responses to a Harvard scientist’s research into climate change.

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