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County Watchdog Clears Preckwinkle In Handling Of Former Aide’s Alleged Bad Behavior

A watchdog report didn’t find evidence that Preckwinkle knew about her former aide’s alleged sexual misconduct earlier than she said.
R. Kelly is seen in Cook County criminal court, in the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, on June 6, 2019.


R. Kelly Due In Federal Court Tuesday, Still Unclear How Federal, State Cases Will Proceed

Kelly is charged with federal crimes in New York and Chicago. The charges come on top of 18 counts pending in Illinois state court.


UChicago Medicine Outlines South Side Health Priorities

The university will focus on managing chronic diseases, giving resources to violence victims and reducing health inequities.
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Chicago Teachers And School District On ‘Collision Course’ Over Staffing

The teachers union says a big dispute is brewing over staffing levels. If it goes unresolved, teachers could strike by September.
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A Weekend Of High Alert Passes As Immigrants Remain Vigilant

Promised ICE raids didn’t appear to materialize after a weekend of fear among immigrants. Plans to remain on alert continue this week.
The Johnson Publishing photography archive of iconic photos taken for Ebony and Jet magazines will be up for auction later this month. The winning bidder will acquire some 4.5 million images of African American life.


The World-Class Photography Of Ebony And Jet Is Up For Sale

The archive will be up for auction Wednesday, and the winning bidder will acquire 4.5 million images of African American life.
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Parishioners Mourn Closure Of St. Adalbert

A church with a nearly 150 year history of serving immigrants in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side is now closed.
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Sources: Feds Search For Michael Madigan Records At Home Of Retired Alderman

Federal agents executed the search warrant in May at the Southwest Side home of retired Chicago Ald. Michael Zalewski.
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Curious City

Journey To The Heart Of Chicago

It smells like garbage and gym shoes, but, surprisingly, the city’s geographic center says a lot about Chicago’s soul.
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City Takes Obama’s Ex-Boss To Court To Get ACs for Low-Income Seniors

With high temps on the way, Chicago forces the landlord to put air conditioners in a 72-unit South Side building.
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Alderman In High-Rent Chicago Neighborhood Can’t Afford His Rent

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly says his office rent has nearly tripled and he “simply couldn't afford it.”
Jasmine Gunn, a project manager at Claretian Associates, will lead  the group's census outreach efforts over the next several months. While the state expects to dole out census outreach grants this fall, Gunn wishes those funds would arrive sooner. “We could’ve had more money to plan out the summer outreach and really put our boots on the ground when it’s warm outside and people already hanging out with their families and their friends on the streets," she said.


Illinois Faces Tight Timeline To Prepare For Census 2020

Lawmakers set aside $29 million to prepare for next year. Local groups say they need the money as soon as possible to ensure a robust count.

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