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Pierogi, Pork, Poppy: The Chicago Guide To Polish And Ukrainian Groceries

Ever wish you had a pal to guide you through stores like Rich’s Fresh Market or Andy’s Deli? Look no further.
Chicago police work the scene after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

Morning Shift

ER Doctors To The NRA: Gun Violence ‘Is Our Lane’

The day after a gunman killed three victims at Mercy Hospital, ER doctors reflect on the role they play in addressing gun violence.
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Cop, Doctor, Pharmacy Resident Among Four Killed In Hospital Shooting

Mercy Hospital has identified two members of its staff killed in a shooting that left four dead, including the gunman and a police officer.
Former President Barack Obama takes a group photo with the Community Leadership Corp participants at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.


Obama Gives Pep Talk To Next Generation Of Community Organizers

Barack Obama closed his second annual summit with a rallying call for young community organizers to change a world that is slow to adapt.


Chicago Politicians Pack Petitions To Get On February Ballot

Monday was the first day candidates for Chicago mayor and other city posts could file petitions to get on February’s ballot.
A police officer fatally shot Jemel Roberson, an armed security guard who was wearing a hat with "security" emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, an attorney for the guard's family said Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, after filing a federal lawsuit.


Analysis: Midlothian Officer Won’t Likely Face Charges

If history is any indication, it is unlikely the officer who shot a security guard in a suburban club will face any discipline at all.
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How Dolton, Illinois Reflects America's Changing Suburbs In 2018

For the first time in American history, poverty in suburbs like the village of Dolton has eclipsed urban poverty.
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Barbara Kingsolver Calls Her New Novel ‘My Love Letter To Millennials’

“Today’s problems can’t be fixed by yesterday’s people,” Kingsolver said on Nerdette. “They’re going to be fixed by tomorrow’s people.”
A cell block is shown at the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill. on Dec. 22, 2009.


Poor Medical Care Leads To Preventable Deaths In Illinois Prisons

In 2016 and 2017, 174 people died while in an Illinois prison. Some of those deaths could have been prevented.
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Curious City

When The Eisenhower Expressway Moved In, Who Was Forced Out?

The Ike was the city’s first superhighway. In this special presentation, people affected open up about how it scattered ethnic neighborho...
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City Council Approves First Reforms On Ticketing, Debt

The changes signal a growing acknowledgement that the city's reliance on fines and fees to generate revenue has come at a significant cost.
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Photos: Artist Destroys Car With Bullets To Raise Awareness Of Gun Violence

An artist is making his way through Chicago with a car destroyed by bullets to draw awareness of gun violence.
Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama Shares Her Chicago Lessons

How a legacy of race, segregation and inequality on Chicago’s South Side was part of the first African-American First Lady’s foundation.

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