There was no public countdown, no fanfare this time. And yet, a corpse flower is blooming – right now – at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Weather permitting, the Chicago area will be treated to prime time, front-row seats for a rare astronomical phenomenon Sunday evening when a total lunar eclipse of a simultaneous harvest moon, supermoon and blood moon rises above the horizon.
According to a recent report by Swiss financial services company UBS, Chicago is not only the city of broad shoulders, but of hefty price tags, too.
A plan to exempt low- and middle-income homeowners from the coming city-wide property tax hike runs into some resistance. Just who would benefit and who might bear more of the tax burden under the plan?
A group of local science researchers want your help on a truly wild project. Learn about Chicago Wildlife Watch, and how you can help them better understand the urban ecosystem of Chicago.
For more than four decades, Variety Comics has anchored the corner of Western and Wilson avenues and attracted comic book fans and the curious alike with its superhero murals.
Some city officials, landlords and service providers say they are seeing an uptick in reported cases of hoarding in the Chicago area. "Chicago Tonight" helps unpack what's behind this perceived increase, and the challenges of addressing what in some cases could be considered a mental illness.
A promising new treatment for sickle cell anemia, developed by the National Institutes for Health and validated by a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds out the prospect of a cure for this chronic disease.
It's day 31 of the Dyett High School hunger strike and there's still no sign of a deal that could end the standoff. Two activists participating in the strike explain what triggered their actions and why the arts-themed school that CPS has in mind for their neighborhood falls short of their demands.
The Joffrey Ballet’s 10 new ballet dancers span six countries, including Russia, South Korea, and Colombia. Their ages range from 19 to 26. Mixed backgrounds and ages aside, they're now all united by one thread: Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater saw something in each that helped them make the cut among several hundred applicants.
Chicago began demolishing its crime-ridden, dilapidated public housing high-rises in the mid-1990s. By 2000, Chicago had launched the Plan for Transformation under Mayor Richard M. Daley’s leadership. The most ambitious plan of its kind in the country, it promised to replace the 38,000 units of public housing it owned with 25,000 units of new or rehabbed mixed-income units in 10 years. But 15 years later, the Chicago Housing Authority is still working to complete that goal. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.
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Murder charges filed after man dies 10 days after Palatine beating
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Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company
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Chicagoan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt a sensation at World Cup
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Man guilty on all counts in Hoffman Estates triple murder
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Indian teen girls gang-raped and hanged from a tree: police
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Man faces 120 years in Bucktown baseball bat beating
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Chicago fast food workers join today's national strike
Undeterred by wind and rain, dozens of fast food workers and community activists gathered early Thursday morning outside the so-called Rock
Body pulled from lake identified as 32-year-old Lake Forest woman
After the death of his 17-year-old son, a Lake Forest father left his executive banking job to work for an international Christian ministry
Street cart vendors push to legalize sidewalk vending
Street cart vendors want a legal way into Chicago’s white-hot culinary scene, and are preparing to make a very public case.
City halts ride-sharing company's foray into Chicago airports
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