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Michelle Obama Shares Her Chicago Lessons

How a legacy of race, segregation and inequality on Chicago’s South Side was part of the first African-American First Lady’s foundation.
Jemel Roberson

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Family Of Security Guard Killed By Police Files Federal Lawsuit

The family of Jemel Roberson, who was killed by police while subduing an alleged assailant at a club in Robbins, has filed a lawsuit.
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How Dolton, Illinois Reflects America's Changing Suburbs In 2018

For the first time in American history, poverty in suburbs like the village of Dolton has eclipsed urban poverty.
Patrick Pursley and his fiancee, Michelle Carr, talk in his attorney's office in Chicago about how reexamination of ballistic evidence helped him get a new trial for a 1994 murder he says he didn't commit. The case marks the first time someone has gotten a new trial by using a ballistics software that investigators have been using to put countless criminals behind bars. Pursley is free on bail and living with his fiancee while he waits for a new trial.

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Judge Halts Rockford Murder Retrial In Light Of Alleged Misconduct By Prosecutors

A man who says he’s innocent despite spending decades behind bars for murder has alleged police misconduct on the eve of his new trial.
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Photo Of Students Giving Nazi Salute Investigated By Wisc. School District

Baraboo School District is looking into a photo of what appears to be mostly white high-school students posing with outstretched right arms.
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Curious City

Steak And Lemonade: What Are The Origins Of This Chicago Food Combo?

The beef sandwich and slushy drink are sold together all across the South and West sides. We track down the guy who put the two together.
A firefighter sprays water next to a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area in Magalia, Calif.

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Death Toll In California Wildfires Climbs

Firefighters are racing against wind gusts to control blazes raging in two areas of the state. Officials say at least 31 are dead.
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Meet The Illinois Farmer Growing Asian Pears For Chicago Markets

For more than 30 years, Oriana Kruszewski has cultivated a variety of Asian pears that thrives in Illinois.
Amazon has wrapped its search for HQ2.

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Amazon's Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb

Amazon's HQ2 is getting divided by two: between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and the Crystal City area in Northern Virginia.
On on side, San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge, on the other, the Chicago skyline. Behind the bridge are a few dollar bills, behind the skyline the sky is filled with dollar bills.

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What San Francisco's Reform Of Fees And Fines Can Teach Chicago

San Francisco recently began to assess and reform how fines and fees impact its poorest residents. Could Chicago do the same?

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