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Chicago police split on wearing cameras
Dec. 1, 2014
The family of a teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, wants cops across the country to wear body cameras.
Why Ald. Waguespack didn’t vote for Emanuel’s budget
Nov. 20, 2014
The progressive alderman says he couldn’t vote for the budget without a breakdown of police overtime.
Turn out for what? Youth in the midterms
Oct. 30, 2014
Cycle after cycle, voter turnout among young people trends especially low. Fewer than a quarter of eligible 18 to 29 year olds voted last midterm.
Standing in the gap: Parenting amid violence
Aug. 18, 2014
50 school-aged children have died so far this year in Chicago—on sidewalks, on streets, even inside a friend’s home. For parents living in neighborhoods where violence is a reality, even the most benign setting can feel unsafe and out of control.
FDA approves heroin overdose antidote
Apr. 4, 2014
The easy-to-use device delivers life-saving antidote for heroin overdoses.
Northwestern's union campaign: The 'beginning of the end'
Feb. 12, 2014
A National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago today considered whether college football players qualify as employees.
“Heroin, LLC” (Story 8 of 9): DuPage County fights losing battle
Dec. 19, 2013
60 percent of DuPage County nonviolent defendants in drug court are addicted to heroin.
Restoring Roseland: One school's culture of calm
Apr. 15, 2013
A Chicago-area school once infamous for its violent culture begins to heal itself through peaceful practices.
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