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A new DePaul University study suggests that it may be safer for bicyclists to roll through stop signs and red lights rather than coming to a full stop. The practice, legal in Idaho, is known as an “Idaho stop.”

Species Relative of Great White, Megalodon Sharks

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A newly identified species of shark, Megalolamna paradoxodon, lived about 20 million years ago and measured roughly 13 feet in length. (Kenshu Shimada / DePaul University)

About 20 million years ago, a 13-foot predator swam in warm, shallow seas across the globe. This extinct shark was recently discovered by an international team of researchers led by a DePaul University professor.

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Hear what viewers had to say about our story on DePaul University's decision to bar a conservative speaker when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Ben Shapiro speaks at a Young America's Foundation event.

Students across the political spectrum are angry with DePaul University's decision not to allow a conservative writer and commentator to speak at an on-campus event.

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Ridley Scott's film 'The Martian'

The new Matt Damon movie "The Martian" rocketed to the top of the box-office this past weekend, but how accurate is its rocket science? Our panelists give us their review of the physics and psychology of the cinematic trip to Mars.

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Former State Rep. H. Woods “Woody” Bowman died Friday evening after his car crashed in Van Buren County, Mich. His wife, Michele Thompson, was seriously injured in the accident.

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Nadav Shoked, Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern University, and Tina Feldstein, President of the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, join us to discuss the pros and cons surrounding the city’s controversial plan to expand McCormick Place with a 10,000 seat arena for DePaul University’s basketball team, as well as adding two hotels. 

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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the city is planning a 12,000-seat arena at McCormick Place that could house the DePaul Blue Demons. The University of Chicago's Allen Sanderson breaks down the economics of a new stadium.

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Artists look at the environment and create beauty out of uncertainty. We take another look at a local exhibit.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

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"Algal Biodiesel Processing Station III" by Marissa Lee Benedict; courtesy of DePaul Art Museum

Artists look at the environment and create beauty out of uncertainty. We get a preview of a local exhibit.

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Three Chicago law schools are facing class action suits, charging they tried to lure students with inflated post-graduation employment and salary numbers. We hear from one of the plaintiffs.

DePaul University's 1st Gay Student Body President

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Anthony Alfano, DePaul University's 1st Gay Student Body President

DePaul University, the largest Catholic college in the country, now has its first openly gay student body president. We meet him and find out why he's chosen to make this public announcement.

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