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Chicago Police Hope To Build Trust With Experiment In Community Policing

With trust in police at a historic low, the Chicago Police Department’s latest community policing initiative puts relationship building at its center.
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Watchdog Calls For More Transparency From Cook County’s Inspector General

The Civic Federation’s recommendation comes on the heels of a lengthy and expensive dispute between the IG and the county health system.
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Cartoonist Lynda Barry Calls Us Back To The Drawing Board

Graphic novelist Lynda Barry has a lesson: Anyone can make comics.
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Chicago Teachers Approve Contract By Wide Margin

Chicago teachers ratified a five-year contract in overwhelming numbers despite concerns that some teachers were disappointed with the deal.
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Can Chicago Landlords Ban Cannabis? Your Legal Weed Questions Answered

Here's a look at your rights when it comes to weed and renting — for tenants and landlords.
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Chicago Launches Ticket Debt Forgiveness Website, New Payment Plans

As many as 500,000 drivers could be eligible to have at least three city sticker tickets dropped.
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A Criminal Probe Into ComEd Is Rattling Illinois Politics. Here’s What You Need To Know.

The federal criminal investigation into ComEd and Exelon’s lobbying and hiring is touching some of Illinois’ most powerful pols.
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Chicago Blows ¾ Of Police Reform Deadlines

Court-appointed monitor credits the city for making progress, but says city is not keeping pace with court-mandated reforms.
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Palatine School District Approves Full Bathroom Rights For Transgender Students

After a long battle, Illinois’ largest high school district votes to give transgender students full access to restrooms and locker rooms.
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Making Beyoncé Episode 1: Girls Tyme

Listen to the first episode of ‘Making Beyoncé,’ a new podcast from WBEZ Chicago.
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New Group Aims To Provide Economic Boost For Chicago’s South Suburbs

The Southland Development Authority will provide personnel, expertise and financing to help towns attract investors and businesses.
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Illinois Senate President Cullerton Stuns Springfield With Retirement Announcement

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton had a “deal” with his wife to leave power after a decade as the No. 1 Senate Dem, his aide says.

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