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Plan For New CPS High School Puts Chinatown In Middle Of Racial Fray

Chinatown families are close to getting the local high school they’ve long coveted. But if they win, a black community says it will lose.
July 20, 2017
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Morning Shift

What’s That Building? The Former Home Of Emmett And Mamie Till

Emmett and Mamie Till are recognized at sites throughout Chicago, but the two-flat where they once lived has yet to be an official landmark.
July 20, 2017
The U.S. announced Wednesday it had lifted the laptop ban that originally affected nine airlines, mostly in the Middle East. A Qatar Airways jet is seen in March at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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U.S. Ends Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

Meanwhile, the U.S. has issued additional security requirements affecting some 280 international airports.
July 20, 2017
This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The Cook County Sherrif's office on Wednesday identified one of the eight Gacy victims buried without being identified.

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Illinois Sheriff IDs Another Victim Of John Wayne Gacy

The Cook County Sheriff's office said it identified a Minnesota runaway as one of the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
July 19, 2017
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Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, Hospital Says

The Arizona Republican underwent surgery on July 14 to remove a blood clot.
July 19, 2017
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Aldermen And Angry Residents Reject Plan To Close Four South Side High Schools

As part of a proposal for a new high school in Englewood, schools leaders want to close four nearby high schools that are under-enrolled.
July 19, 2017
Body camera footage of Baltimore police officers released by the public defender's office show them hiding drugs and later discovering them.

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Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage

The public defender's office is questioning the officer's involvement in 53 active cases.
July 20, 2017
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Court Filing: Downstate Youth Prison ‘Funnelling’ Kids Into Adult Prisons

Illinois largely eliminated solitary confinement in youth prisons in 2015, but the ACLU says guards have come up with a worse solution.
July 18, 2017
A police car sits outside of Robeson High School on Chicago’s South Side. Staff say efforts to teach students to work through conflicts have helped lead to a 93 percent drop in student referrals to the police.

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Business Group Defunds CPS Anti-Violence Efforts To Fight On Another Front

Schools in some of Chicago's roughest neighborhoods will re-open this fall without programs they say reduced violence.
July 19, 2017
The Supreme Court left in place a lower court's broadened definition of close family members who could be exempt from the travel ban, including the grandparents and cousins of a person in the U.S.

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Supreme Court Allows 'Grandparent' Exemption To Trump Travel Ban

Justices upheld a lower court order that said grandparents and other relatives qualify as close family.
July 19, 2017
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Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
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Cops Charged In Alleged Laquan McDonald Cover-Up ‘Comfortable’ With Latest Judge

The officers have decided to forgo their right to reject the most recent judge in the case.
July 19, 2017

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