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Teachers Rally

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Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

Classes are cancelled for Friday, Oct. 18 as the teachers strike stretches into its second day. Last updated at 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 17.
Antonio LeGrier

WBEZ News

City Fires Officer For On-Duty Shooting That Killed 2

Rialmo shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, in 2015. On Thursday, the Chicago Police Board ruled that the shooting violated ...
Striking teachers at Peirce Elementary

WBEZ News

Chicago Teachers Are On Strike: Here’s What You Need To Know

WBEZ answers your questions — from who is impacted by the walkout to locations where parents can drop off their kids during the strike.
Matamoros Border

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Chicago-Area Activists Protest Conditions At The Border

The “Remain In Mexico” policy has kept more than 50,000 migrants in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed in immigration court.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington in August.

NPR

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

"He lived the American dream, and he wanted it for everyone else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
CTU strike

WBEZ News

Chicago Teachers On Strike, Capping Years Of Social Justice Activism

Saying the city hasn’t met its demands, the teacher union is hitting the picket lines. The mayor called the deal it offered “historic.”
The view looking up at Vista Tower

Reset

What’s That Building? A Towering New Addition To Chicago's Skyline

When complete, Vista Tower will be the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. We spoke with Jeanne Gang, the architect behind it.
Chicago City Hall

WBEZ News

Chicago City Council Roundup: Legal Pot, Booze For Breakfast, (One) Strike Averted

Aldermen approved a plan to regulate where pot shops can open. But some raised equity concerns, and vowed to take the fight to Springfield.
Lourdes Torres

Vocalo

How DePaul Professor Lourdes Torres Is Rewriting Latinx Narratives

Our friends at Vocalo caught up with Torres to chat about scholarship, queer activism and the cultural contributions of Latinx communities.
Bettie Jones memorial

WBEZ News

Decision Coming On Whether To Fire Chicago Cop Who Killed 2

Robert Rialmo shot Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier in 2015. The Chicago Police Board will announce Thursday whether he should be fired.
police uniform

WBEZ News

IG: Chicago Police Mishandled Sergeant’s Suspicious Death

A new report says Chicago police officials violated policy and state law in the aftermath of Sgt. Donald Markham’s death in 2015.
Quincy

WBEZ News

Judge Orders Quincy Legionnaires’ Criminal Subpoenas To Be Kept Secret

The subpoenas went to two government agencies, but Illinois’ attorney general asked that they be sealed.
An illustration of a criminal record with marijuana leaves in the background. The words 'criminal record' are crossed out.

WBEZ News

How Is Marijuana Expungement Working In Illinois? Your Legal Weed Questions Answered

Arrests for carrying a little less than an ounce of cannabis will be automatically expunged. After that, it gets more complicated.

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