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How Vacant Storefronts Rise From The Dead As Halloween Costume Stores

We unearth the business model behind these seasonal shops, and get the scoop on what costumes will be most popular this season.
The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. (AP Photo)


Rauner Appoints Mostly White Men To Illinois Boards, Cabinet

Gov. Rauner claims to have appointed “a huge number” of blacks and Hispanics to key leadership positions, but data don’t back that up.
Jeff Sessions in Chicago


Sessions Says Reforms Of Chicago Police Could Boost Crime

"Micromanaging the CPD through a federal court order isn't just unjustified, it's an insult," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.
Leo Gadot's parents kept him in preschool for an extra year so he'd be better prepared for kindergarten in Chicago Public Schools. But when school started this fall, they were shocked to discover the school district doesn't allow "redshirting," forcing 6-year-old Leo to skip kindergarten and go right to first grade.


One Mom’s Struggle With Strict CPS Policy: ‘He Is Sinking’

It's not unusual to enroll a child in kindergarten at age 6, one year late. But, as one mom found out the hard way, CPS forbids it.
The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquarters.


Chicago Man Charged With Using Social Media For Terrorists

The FBI alleges Ashraf Al Safoo is a key figure in distributing violent videos, photos and messages on behalf of Islamic State.
Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who


‘Gender Is Irrelevant’: Jodie Whittaker On The New ‘Doctor Who’

The new star of ‘Doctor Who’ says being a woman isn’t what makes her unqualified for the role: “I’m playing an alien with two hearts.”
Mega Millions


9 Things To Know About The $1B Mega Millions

The money, the odds, the taxes — lots to think about as the Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion.
Voters cast their ballots for Illinois' primary at an early voting polling place in Chicago on Jan. 27, 2010.


Cook County Judicial Voting Guide

Judges affect prison time, contracts, and divorce. Injustice Watch gives you information to decide which should stay or go.

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