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From humble beginnings in Massillon, Ohio, to a high-powered federal prosecutor. We bring you an in-depth profile of mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot.

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As the April 2 runoff eletion nears, we take an in-depth look at Toni Preckwinkle’s path from high school history teacher to political power player.

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Journalism students from Senn High School pose with members of “Chicago Tonight” at WTTW in October 2018. (Courtesy of Michael Cullinane)

Chicago high school students, with some guidance from WTTW, recently produced stories showcasing one family’s journey from Bangladesh to Chicago and an open mic event sponsored by Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper.

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Geoffrey Baer, host of “Chicago on Vacation,” takes a selfie in a dune buggy in Silver Lake, Michigan, with Bob Collins behind the wheel.

WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer has explored almost every inch of the Chicago area in TV specials for more than 20 years. On Tuesday, he hits the road – and stops by to tell us about his adventures.

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She launched the first advertising agency owned and managed by an African-American woman in the 1970s. Barbara Gardner Proctor died on Dec. 19, 2018 at the age of 86.

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Premiering Friday, the show’s fourth season includes stories about interesting people in the city and their talents, passions and projects. Here’s a preview of the season.

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After a five-year hiatus, Alpana Singh returns to the weekly restaurant review show. She tells us about the upcoming season that debuts Friday on WTTW.

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From TV commercials to a legendary South Side art center, a new four-part series explores the creative movements, people and institutions of Chicago over the last 125 years.

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Ping Tom Memorial Park at the Chicago River (Courtesy Metropolitan Planning Council)

From Civil War memorials to reversing the Chicago River, Geoffrey Baer tells us about the new season of the WTTW documentary series, “10 That Changed America.”

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As an interviewer, Elizabeth Brackett was known for her excellent preparation and probing questions. In late April 2009, the tables were turned when longtime “Chicago Tonight” host John Callaway directed the questions at her.

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When state Sen. Barack Obama decided to run for U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Brackett produced one of the first television documentaries about his life story.

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Elizabeth Brackett

Funeral services for the Emmy Award-winning journalist and world-champion triathlete will be held Wednesday in Kenilworth, Illinois.

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Elizabeth Brackett, the Emmy Award-winning journalist and internationally decorated triathlete who for two decades served as a “Chicago Tonight” host and correspondent for WTTW, died Sunday evening at Stroger Hospital, surrounded by family.

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Elizabeth Brackett

Veteran “Chicago Tonight” correspondent Elizabeth Brackett remains in critical but stable condition at Stroger Hospital following an incident Wednesday morning while riding her bicycle.

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Elizabeth Brackett in 2015 (Well-Fit Performance / Facebook photo)

Longtime “Chicago Tonight” reporter and host Elizabeth Brackett, 76, is in critical but stable condition following a Wednesday morning bicycle accident that left her with at least one fractured vertebra in her neck.

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After a five-year break, the master sommelier and restaurateur is set to return as host of the Emmy Award-winning WTTW series. 

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