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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.
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Kimchi, Melchi, Bulgogi: The Chicago Guide To Korean Groceries

Ever wish you had a pal to guide you through stores like H Mart, Assi, or Joong Boo? Look no further.
Chicago police work the scene after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital on the city's South Side on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. A police spokesman said the gunman was dead after killing three people, include a Chicago police officer, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was killed by police.


Gunman Opens Fire At Mercy Hospital, Kills 3 And Dies After Shootout

Authorities say a gunman killed three people, including a police officer, before the suspect also died.


Chicago Politicians Pack Petitions To Get On February Ballot

Today is the first day candidates for Chicago mayor and other city posts can file petitions to get on February’s ballot. So far, it's bee...
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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 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.
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.
Bill Edelback interviewed Joy Smith at the Chicago Cultural Center.

StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Don’t Let Little Things Just Knock You Down’

Recently Joy Smith retired after 40 years working with the railroad. Now she’s got some advice she wants to share.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Chicago's City Hall on July 25, 2018.


Preckwinkle Defends Harassment Handling As Budget Sails Through

The Cook County Board president on Thursday again defended how she handled the firing of her chief of staff over harassment allegations.
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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 neighborhoods and changed many lives forever.
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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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