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Nine Day Chicago Charter Teacher Walkout Ends

A tentative contract agreement was hammered out early Monday morning, ending Chicago’s second and longest charter school teachers walkout.
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Chicago’s Elections Are Feb. 26. Here’s Your Crib Sheet

In addition to the mayoral race, all city-wide officials and 50 aldermanic seats will be on the ballot. These are the races to watch.
Vershawn Sanders-Ward, artistic director of Red Clay Dance, performs an excerpt of the piece “Say Her Name,” which looks at women who are incarcerated. Her organization runs a program called “Making the Art of This” at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and is a part of the Envisioning Justice grant program.


Chicago Artists Explore The Impact Of Mass Incarceration

Illinois Humanities commissioned seven artists to work in the neighborhoods it says are most affected by mass incarceration.
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Aurora Shooter's Permit Was Revoked But Gun Wasn't Seized

A felony conviction against Gary Martin, who killed five co-workers Friday, should have barred him from buying a gun.
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Chicago Police Seek Follow-Up Interview With Jussie Smollett

A police spokesman said the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them.
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‘Word Jazz’ Creator Ken Nordine Remembered

Nordine died Saturday at the age of 98. His unparalleled baritone voice guided WBEZ listeners through "Word Jazz" for more than 40 years.
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The 5 Lives Lost In The Aurora Shooting

These were the five men gunned down by a coworker Friday at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora.
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Aurora Vigil Gathers Mourners At Site Of Gun Rampage

More than 1,000 people took part in a vigil outside an Aurora manufacturing plant where five people were fatally shot Friday.
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From Mickey Mouse To Oprah: What Chicagoans Write In On Election Day

Election judges don’t usually count votes for cartoon mice or celebrities, but there was one exception. We took a peek.
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Researchers Question Plan To Swap Cannabis For Opioids

The commentary piece in a prestigious medical journal said cannabis needs to be held to medical standards.
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After Price Hikes, Thousands In Chicago Are Without Water

Chicago's rising water costs caused over 150,000 water shutoffs since 2007, mostly in low-income, black and Latino neighborhoods.
Andrew McCabe talked about his new memoir with NPR's Morning Edition.

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Ex-FBI Deputy Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts

McCabe said he and Justice Department leaders were so rattled following the dismissal of James Comey they struggled with how to respond.
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Part 4: The Tapes

The FBI recorded Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's phone calls for almost six weeks. What they heard shocked them.
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Which Chicago Mayoral Candidate Do You Agree With Most?

We sent the candidates yes or no questions. Now, you can answer them too — and compare the results.

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