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The small, relatively poor South American country has received four times more Venezuelans than the United States but offers a path to integration. We went to see it.
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The week-long process begins Monday, when candidates may submit the minimum 1,000 signatures needed from residents in one of 10 districts.
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An advisory commission was supposed to vote on the plan Friday, but couldn’t because not enough lawmakers showed up to the meeting.
A greater share of Chicago area Republicans cast their ballots by mail in March compared to the 2022 primary, but they were still vastly outpaced by Democrats in using a voting system that has become increasingly popular.
As the 2024 presidential election approaches, officials, advocates and experts have expressed concern over misinformation and disinformation about candidates and elections in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois.
In interviews with WBEZ, several decried the length of sentence the 80-year-old could face, while a handful of others said he deserves significant time in prison.

The document includes 675 gang factions department members are forbidden from joining – but no hate or extremist groups. A police spokesperson indicated such groups will be identified on a case-by-case basis.
With legal troubles behind him, the Chicago native will play the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Festival on Sunday — his first performance in the area in over 10 years.
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The growth on state exams was led by Black students, CPS officials said. But preliminary math scores on state exams show students still lag behind.
The Illinois secretary of state’s office launches a mobile unit to bring the services of a brick-and-mortar office closer to workplaces and into communities.
Some residents and business owners are happy to see the traffic and noise leave and for the community to regain access to green space. Others are sorry to lose the excitement and crowds.
Researchers found that patients of a female doctor were less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital. Despite that, women in medicine face barriers.
The festival will be exiting Douglass Park after a 10-year run that has been plagued by controversy in recent years.
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