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Data released Thursday show that the Chicago metropolitan area lost an estimated 22,068 residents from 2017 to 2018, but remains home to nearly 9.5 million people.

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Sometimes the best thing for a forest or prairie is to burn it. We spend a day with a Cook County burn crew.  

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Measles, a virus once thought to be eradicated in the U.S. less than 20 years ago, seems to be rearing its head again. Where are we seeing the virus take hold, and why doesn’t it completely die off?

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An individual with a confirmed case of measles visited more than a dozen Cook County stores, restaurants and theaters before realizing they were sick, according to health officials. 

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For more than 40 years, an employee of the Cook County clerk’s office has been moonlighting as a rock ‘n’ roll photographer. Now, he’s presenting his first-ever solo exhibition.

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning residents about a sophisticated phone scam in which an unsolicited caller claims to be a representative from Apple, Inc.

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Qualified clinicians can receive up to $75,000 in student loan repayment through a new federal program. In exchange, they must serve three years on the front lines of the opioid crisis in underserved communities.

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A child in northeastern Illinois is one of 13 across the U.S. who have died from the flu so far this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Fritz Kaegi appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 3, 2019.

The new Cook County assessor has vowed to bring fairness, transparency, ethics and modernization to the office. Fritz Kaegi joins us to discuss his 100-day plan and more.

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Cook County Clerk David Orr appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Nov. 27, 2018.

After nearly 40 years in public office, Cook County Clerk David Orr is leaving the political stage. He joins us to discuss the past, present and future of elections.

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Newly elected Democrats Scott Britton, left, and Kevin B. Morrison appear on “Chicago Tonight.”

Scott Britton, Kevin B. Morrison and Cam Davis. Meet some of the Cook County Democrats who rode Illinois’ “blue wave” to unseat Republican incumbents on the county board.

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On Tuesday, Circuit judge Matthew Coghlan didn't receive the 60 percent of the votes that county judges need to keep their seats.

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Toni Preckwinkle appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 16, 2017.

Although she announced her run for mayor in September, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle pushed forward in an uncontested re-election bid. How other county races look for Democrats.

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A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead Saturday morning about 10 minutes after he was discovered on the city's far South Side.

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Next month, voters will be tasked with electing Cook County Circuit Court judges. To help navigate the options, three local bar associations screened and ranked each candidate. Here are their recommendations.

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A judge who was caught on video apparently dropping a handgun in a Chicago courthouse has been acquitted of carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area.