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Bridgeview Bank Building Closes Chapter As Uptown Service Hub

Gentrification has been underway in Uptown for years. But now, even service agencies that have helped define Uptown are being displaced.
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Reparations, Reefer, Reforms: What You Missed At Chicago City Council

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and aldermen talked recreational pot regulations. And life may get a bit easier for ticket-prone Chicago drivers.
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City Council Approves Ticket And Debt Collection Reforms

The measures, which were prompted by a ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ Chicago investigation, are scheduled to take effect by mid-November.
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Despite Lightfoot Vow, City To Withhold Most Records On ‘Cover-up’ For Van Dyke

Chicago officials say they’ll release records “as soon as Thursday” but not nearly as many as promised by Lightfoot during her mayoral run.
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Provocative PSA Shocks And Urges Talk About School Shootings

A new back-to-school video from Sandy Hook parents aims to prod schools and communities to focus on preventing school shootings.
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Pot? Weed? Marijuana? What Should We Call It?

From a wild weed in Mexico to Dr. Dre’s iconic 1992 album, we dig into the origins of some of the drug’s nicknames.
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Federal Heat On Low-Profile, Long-Serving Aide To Chicago Ald. Austin

Chester Wilson Jr. has worked for Ald. Carrie Austin for 24 years but also developed a side business — in South Side real estate.
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10 Things Chicagoans Can Do Right Now To Combat Climate Change

We asked experts what regular people can do to make a difference.
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Woman Who Bailed Out R. Kelly Wants Money Back

South suburban restaurateur Valencia Love’s attorney asked the judge to return $100K, but the request was rejected.
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‘There Was Still Life Left In Michael Reed’

America has 2.2 million prisoners, and millions of relatives, victims and law enforcement. The Marshall Project and WBEZ tell their stories.
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Saber-Rattling Grows In Chicago Teachers Contract Fight

The teachers union accuses CPS of peddling in “misleading half-truths” while CPS says CTU isn’t bringing a sense of urgency to negotiations.
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Climate Change Is Already Impacting Lake Michigan — Here’s How

Erratic water levels, disappearing beaches — climate change is already affecting Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Here’s what else we can expect.

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