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Elizabeth Brackett’s Death Ruled Accident by Medical Examiner

The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday ruled the death of award-winning journalist Elizabeth Brackett an accident.

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Revisiting Elizabeth Brackett’s Award-Winning Profile of Barack Obama

When state Sen. Barack Obama decided to run for U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Brackett produced one of the first television documentaries about his life story.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘We Are Praying For Her. We Love Elizabeth’

There has been an outpouring of support for veteran “Chicago Tonight” journalist Elizabeth Brackett, who was critically injured in a bicycle accident Wednesday morning.

Elizabeth Brackett, Longtime WTTW Journalist, Critically Injured in Bicycle Accident

Elizabeth Brackett in 2015 (Well-Fit Performance / Facebook photo)

Longtime “Chicago Tonight” reporter and host Elizabeth Brackett, 76, is in critical but stable condition following a Wednesday morning bicycle accident that left her with at least one fractured vertebra in her neck.

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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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