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More business news is coming to “Chicago Tonight” starting this week. Through a partnership with Crain’s Chicago Business, we’ll offer a regular feature on the TV show every Monday through Thursday night.

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In this June 11, 2019 file photo, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo / Evan Vucci, File)

Fox News said Thursday that Sanders has been hired to provide political commentary and analysis across all its properties, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and the radio and podcast division.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker)

A yearslong investigation by the Washington Post offers a state-by-state snapshot of the opioid crisis. What the data says about Illinois – and what the state is doing to fight back.

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The quad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (WTTW News)

Why are some well-off parents in Chicago’s north suburbs giving up custody of their children? An investigation by ProPublica Illinois finds it may be to get college financial aid.

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The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are buying the archive for $30 million as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of Johnson Publishing Company.

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A Chicago walking tour enters its final season of investigating the city’s corrupt past – and present. Local journalist Paul Dailing, who started the tour in 2016, join us in discussion.

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It’s the end of an era for the iconic black-owned newspaper that has told the stories of black America since 1905. Is there a future for The Defender – and black media in general – in this time of shrinking newsrooms?

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After a decade commenting on news for the Chicago Tribune, editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis is stepping back from the daily grind. He joins us.

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A federal appeals court says Chicago can no longer continue to hold impounded vehicles of drivers in debt to the city after the vehicle owner files for bankruptcy. Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois explains.

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Angel Idowu

A Chicago native is returning home to cover the city’s vibrant arts scene for “Chicago Tonight.”

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In 2017, digital news publication The Triibe launched with the goal of reshaping the media narrative of black Chicago. Now, the outlet is venturing into print media with the release of the 2019 Triibe Guide. 

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Brandis Friedman and her husband Jason with 6-year-old Blake and new addition Miles Win.

Brandis Friedman will be off the air for the next few weeks as she welcomes a new addition to her family. The “Chicago Tonight” host and correspondent has been with WTTW since 2013.

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The auction would recover money owed secured creditors filmmaker George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, whose Capital V Holdings loaned $12 million to Johnson Publishing.

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A school district in northwestern Indiana has issued an apology after a special needs teacher awarded an 11-year-old autistic student a trophy naming him the “most annoying male” of the school year.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has at least two new gigs after wrapping up his second term in office. He joins the broadcast network as a contributor and The Atlantic as a contributing editor.  

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“Chicago Tonight” 2018 Lisagor Award winners Brandis Friedman, Paris Schutz, Amanda Vinicky, Nick Blumberg and Nicole Cardos attend the awards ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019.

“Chicago Tonight” has won three prestigious Lisagor awards for the best in Chicago journalism, for the best in arts, education and government news.