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Olga Bueno, 76, is one of four residents named in a housing discrimination complaint against the Chicago Housing Authority. Bueno said she worries about falling while taking a shower. She is angry that the CHA has not installed grab bars in her bathroom, despite her repeated requests.

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CHA Seniors File Complaint Over Missing Grab Bars

The grab bar complaint is the latest in a series of grievances by CHA residents about the agency’s failure to keep residents safe.
July 16, 2018
A doctor prepares for surgery at Cook County’s John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago on Aug. 6, 2014.

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Cook County Commissioners Question Health Consultant Hire

Commissioners were surprised to learn their health system board had brought in a national consultant to fix a longstanding money issue.
July 16, 2018
Deborah Watts, cousin of Emmett Till, says the Justice Department's new investigation should prosecute any accomplices in Till's murder to the fullest extent of the law.

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Emmett Till's Cousin On Reopening Of Case: 'An Opportunity For The Truth To Be Told'

A cousin discusses Emmett Till's murder investigation reopening and the potential justice and healing it could bring to his relatives.
July 16, 2018
President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on Monday. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

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Trump Press Conference With Putin Sparks Bipartisan Ire

The leaders held a stunning joint press conference after speaking privately for about two hours.
July 16, 2018
This frame grab from police body cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department shows authorities trying to apprehend a suspect, center, who appeared to be armed, Saturday in Chicago. The suspect was fatally shot by police during the confrontation. Chicago Police Department via AP

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Chicago Police Release Video Of Deadly Shooting

Police released video from an officer's body-worn camera showing the black man shot by Chicago police had a gun in a hip holster.
July 15, 2018
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Five Food And Drink Legacies Of The 1893 World's Fair

Lots of items in your local grocery aisle claim to have been at the 1893 World's Fair. We piece together these savory origin stories.
July 14, 2018
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State Finds $20M More For Preschool; Dozens Of Programs Still Lose Out

The state is sending millions more to districts for preschool after appeals, but dozens of programs are still left out.
July 13, 2018
Students at Burke Elementary School in Washington Park on Chicago's South Side students play outside during recess. Parents and community leaders are questioning why the school's former principal was fired and why they weren’t consulted.

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Controversy Over Firing Of Popular Chicago Public Schools Principal

Parents and community leaders are questioning why former Burke Elementary Principal Jessica Biggs was fired and why they weren’t consulted.
July 13, 2018
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Curious City

What Officials Are(n't) Doing About Chicago’s Lead Pipes

Chicago has the nation's most extensive network of lead service lines, but city officials say drinking water is safe.
July 11, 2018
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Curious City

Why Do Chicago Beaches Ban Flotation Devices?

One Chicagoan wonders why local beaches ban things like rafts and boogie boards. But experts say there's good reason to leave them at home.
July 7, 2018
Parents and advocates are questioning Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to add new schools and additions in areas not yet overcrowded.

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Who’s Getting School Improvement Money In Chicago?

Parents and advocates question where school improvement money is being spent in Chicago.
July 11, 2018

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