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In this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. Attorneys in the case of the former Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald are making their final arguments to a judge who will impose the sentence the week of Jan. 14, 2019.

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Jason Van Dyke Sentenced To 81 Months In Prison For The Murder Of Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police officer was sentenced to nearly seven years Friday for the 2014 shooting death of a black teenager.
Evanston Township High School in north suburban Evanston.

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Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settled By Evanston High School

The complaint claimed the school knew that a former teacher was allegedly sexually abusing male students.
Officer Thomas Gaffney, former Officer Joseph Walsh, and former Detective David March were each charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct for allegedly exaggerating the threat the 17-year-old posed to officers.

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Chicago Cops Not Guilty In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting

The judge ruled prosecutors failed to prove the three former cops conspired to cover up the shooting by convicted Officer Jason Van Dyke.
Dorothy Brown

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Dorothy Brown Poised To Be Kicked Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot

A Chicago elections board officer recommended Brown’s removal Friday because she doesn’t have enough valid ballot petition signatures.
Ed Burke

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Ed Burke’s Private Law Firm Fired By Companies Behind Mega-Projects

In the wake of a corruption case against the once-powerful Chicago alderman, two companies have cut ties with the Klafter & Burke firm.
Quincy Veterans Home

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After Legionnaires’ Outbreaks, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Orders Review Of All State Veterans’ Homes

The review of health and safety practices follows a WBEZ investigation into repeated Legionnaires’ outbreaks at a state-run veterans’ home.
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Part 1: Spare The Rod

After Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested, he got a 14-year prison sentence. Under President Trump, there's a chance he will get out early.
Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the Chicago peace march on March 25, 1967.

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7 Things To Do MLK Weekend In Chicago

From volunteer opportunities, to basketball, to movies, Chicago is buzzing with ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Ray Gomez was interviewed by his husband, Alex Ewers, at StoryCorps in Chicago.

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StoryCorps Chicago: “You Learned About Love From A Nun?”

Ray Gomez was always attracted to men, but it wasn’t until he read the poems of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz that he understood love.
A design submitted by Studio ORD Joint Venture Partners.

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O’Hare Global Terminal Project Reveals 5 Architecture Finalists

The designs pitches a sleek, futuristic look for the $8.5 billion terminal, which could be one of the largest in the nation.
A neon sign that reads "Video Gaming Play Here"

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How Illinois Bet On Video Gambling And Lost

The state hoped to generate billions of dollars from video poker. That didn’t happen. Now, legislators want to double down on gambling.

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