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Jay Shefsky takes a road trip to see 15,000 Sandhill Cranes in Indiana. Jay and his Field Museum guide, Josh Engel, get a surprise along the way.

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A new bicycling movement comes to the south and west sides of Chicago.

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Chicago's Ella Jenkins has been writing and performing music for children since the 1950s. We revisit Jay Shefsky's portrait of the beloved and influential artist.

Local Man Builds Lincoln Funeral Train

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A local man built a full-size working replica of an 1860's steam locomotive in his spare time. Now he's at work on the Lincoln Funeral Car. We revisit his story.

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This summer Jay Shefsky introduced Chicago Tonight viewers to a hidden treasure found in the woods of Clark Park. We revisit Jay’s story on The Garden, home of Chicago’s dirt jumps.

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Chicago's Ella Jenkins has been writing and performing music for children since the 1950s. She turned 90 recently, and Jay Shefsky has a portrait of the beloved and influential artist.

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If you spent time in city parks this summer, you may have noticed trees being transformed. The Chicago Park District teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s story.

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It was 35 years ago that Jane Byrne pulled off the most stunning political upset in Chicago history.

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Chicago banjo player Michael Miles had a 25-year correspondence with legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who died earlier this year. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s conversation with Miles about how the cards and letters changed his life.

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Many of Chicago's favorite places are out in the open -- Millenium Park, Michigan Avenue, and Wrigley Field. But we also like to show you the hidden treasures, even if they're hidden in the woods. Jay Shefksy brings us to The Garden, home of Chicago’s dirt jumps.

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Chicago banjo player Michael Miles had a 25-year correspondence with legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who died earlier this year. Miles tells Jay Shefsky how the cards and letters changed his life.

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The Chicago Park District has teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art.

Local Man Builds Lincoln Funeral Train

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A local man built a full-size working replica of an 1860's steam locomotive in his spare time. Now he's at work on the Lincoln Funeral Car.

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We revisit a profile Jay Shefsky did on a Chicago artist on a personal crusade to paint and preserve 200 rare native plants.

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There are hundreds of yoga studios in the Chicago area. But in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side there is, as far as we know, just one.  We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile on Marshawn Feltus, who learned yoga during his time in prison for murder and is now trying to repay the community he damaged by operating his own studio. 

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Meet a Chicago artist on a personal crusade to paint and preserve 200 rare native plants. Jay Shefsky has her story.