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Your Pocket Guide To Legal Weed In Illinois

You asked, we answered. Here are responses to 37 of your questions about legal weed.


House Panel Begins Debating Articles Of Impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee will begin debating the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Wednesday night.


Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Close Two Charter Schools

Over the protests of some parents and students, the board of education voted Wednesday night to shutter two poor-performing charter schools.
Who Is Charlie Beck? A Look At Chicago's New Interim Top Cop


Beck Suspends CPD’s Controversial ‘Merit’ Promotions

The system was meant to eliminate racial disparities in promotions, but officers have long complained it is a tool of political cronyism.
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Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials With Peter Sagal

The Great Escape: Nerdette Recaps His Dark Materials

Nerdette podcast and NPR's Peter Sagal met up to rehash the latest episode of HBO's 'His Dark Materials.'
Mist rolls over the U.S. Capitol dome early Monday before a House Judiciary Committee hearing.


House Democrats Unveil 2 Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and his colleagues announced they're charging Trump with abuse of power and obstructio...
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Naperville Schools Try To Rebuild Trust After Incident Exposes Persistent Race Issues

A recent racist post at a Naperville school is highlighting long-standing problems the district says it’s committed to addressing.
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Quilters Across The U.S. Answer Call To Help Sew Up Unfinished Project

An artist asked for help completing a quilt started by a woman in her 90s. "This is her art and we're just the hands," she said.
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Immigrants In Illinois Should Stay Away From Marijuana

Immigration experts said participating in the marijuana industry or using marijuana can have grave consequences for noncitizen immigrants.
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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Lead Pipes? Lessons From Cities Getting It Done

Rust Belt cities tackling their lead problems offer advice for Chicago on funding, public education and getting political buy-in.
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3 Illinois Prison Guards Indicted For Assault That Resulted In Prisoner’s Death

Guards are accused of beating Western Illinois Correctional Center prisoner Larry Earvin, who later died, and then trying to cover it up.

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