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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal)

City officials were aware of data that showed elevated lead levels in the water of homes that had recently had water meters installed, according to a 2013 study by the city’s Water Department and the U.S. EPA.

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The mayor’s office seeks to downplay a just-released study that found high levels of lead in nearly 20 percent of city homes that were tested.

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City Council members tackle a $2 billion problem they say they can no longer avoid. But how will it be paid for?

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Chicago Tonight file photo)

In his final budget before leaving office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising no major tax or fee increases, but there are significant new costs. How will they be paid for?

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There’s a sea change happening in Chicago politics, not just with the mayor’s race, but with many of the 50 City Council races – and the results could shape the city’s future for years to come.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks Tuesday, July 17, 2018 about the fatal police-involved shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augusts. (Chicago Tonight)

Now that the mayor is out of the race, Chicago aldermen talk about what that could mean for the coming months – and beyond. 

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A proposal in City Council would end a tourist industry that’s operated in the city for nearly 40 years. Supporters and opponents weigh in.

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Cathy McFadden works for Antique Coach & Carriage in Chicago. She’s operated horse-drawn carriages for 35 years.

Horse-drawn carriages have trotted along Chicago’s downtown streets for decades, but an ordinance making its way through City Council could outlaw the industry for good.

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Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, 14th Ward. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

Why a longtime political gadfly and a city worker are suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke in federal court.

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Ald. Ricardo Munoz appears on “Chicago Tonight” on July 23, 2018.

He has represented Chicago’s 22nd Ward since 1993 but announced Monday he will not run for re-election. Ald. Ricardo Munoz joins us to discuss his major career move.

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A new resolution to bring universal basic income to Chicago may soon be making its way to City Council for a vote.

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Rendering of a new police and fire academy slated for Chicago’s West Side. (Courtesy Chicago Infrastructure Trust)

To call last week in Chicago City Council “eventful” might be an understatement. We discuss the latest with a panel of Chicago aldermen.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

The project that will transform 19.3 acres of Jackson Park into the Obama Presidential Center aced its final in a series of city votes Wednesday.

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Opponents and allies alike came together for a big vote Thursday on the future of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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Toronto airport express train (Canadian Pacific / Flickr)

Why some experts caution that a proposed express train between the Loop and O’Hare could fly off the tracks, financially.

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“In signing this agreement today, we are securing and strengthening Chicago’s future,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel told media at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Get ready for lots of construction at O’Hare for the next several years: The city and airline executives officially sign a $8.5 billion deal to expand the airport. That and more news from a busy day at City Council.

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