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April 17, 2018 - Full Show

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April 16, 2018 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘You Did Your Loyal Viewers a Disservice’

Reaction to our recent conversation with the authors of a controversial Chicago magazine article.

A Tombstone Tour of Chicago

| Jay Shefsky
Al Capone, Mount Carmel Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

A new book by author and photographer Larry Broutman highlights headstones, monuments and memorials at more than 30 area cemeteries.

April 12, 2018 - Full Show

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City’s Top Cop on Crime and Policing in Chicago

| Jay Shefsky
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on April 12, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells us about a big new cash gift to fight crime, discusses police oversight and more.

April 11, 2018 - Full Show

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April 10, 2018 - Full Show

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April 9, 2018 - Full Show

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Shomari Legghette, Paul Bauer: A Portrait of 2 Lives in Chicago Magazine

Shomari Legghette, center, appears before Cook County Judge Erica Reddick on Monday, March 12. (Courtroom sketch by Thomas Gianni). Inset: Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

Chicago magazine offers detailed portraits of slain police Cmdr. Paul Bauer and the man charged in the case with first-degree murder. We speak with the reporters behind the story.

April 5, 2018 - Full Show

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New Book Documents Surprising Biodiversity of Chicago Area

| Jay Shefsky
Acanthoscelides calvus (Photo by Laura Rericha)

There are 3,149 different types of plants in the Chicago region. A massive new book details every single one.

April 4, 2018 - Full Show

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April 3, 2018 - Full Show

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Reporting the Story: Gymnastics Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

A police report filed in 1997 by a gymnast who says her coach sexually abused her (redactions by Wheeling Police and Chicago Tonight). (Wheeling Police Department)

Chicago Tonight reporter Alex Ruppenthal talks about his investigation into allegations of sexual abuse surrounding a Chicago-area coach who was banned by USA Gymnastics in November 2017.

April 2, 2018 - Full Show

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March 29, 2018 - Full Show

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March 28, 2018 - Full Show

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Doctor’s Memoir ‘This Narrow Space’ Details Care in Complicated City

| Jay Shefsky
Dr. Elisha Waldman

What it’s like to practice medicine in Jerusalem, one of the most religiously and politically complicated cities on Earth. A discussion with Dr. Elisha Waldman about his new memoir.

March 27, 2018 - Full Show

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March 26, 2018 - Full Show

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Chicago’s Street Resurfacing Work Expected to Start Mid-April

(Chicago Tonight file photo)

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city has identified the first 135 miles of street resurfacing for 2018.

Viewer Feedback: ‘No! No! No! We need to protect the Great Lakes’

Your thoughts about the potential ramifications of a Chinese company drawing 7 million gallons of water a day out of Lake Michigan.

March 22, 2018 - Full Show

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Top Trump Administration Brass on Fighting Opioid Addiction

| Jay Shefsky
“The scourge of drug addiction in America will stop,” President Donald Trump said March 19, 2018.

Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan discusses his agency’s role in combating the opioid crisis.   

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