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Aurora Shooting Victims Memorial

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Aurora Shooting Victims Include An Intern There For His First Day

Five people were killed while at work Friday afternoon before police fatally shot the 45-year-old gunman in the suburb west of Chicago.
Jussie Smollett

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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Assault Case Has ‘Shifted’

Chicago police say "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on the “Empire” actor has changed.
A gunman opened fire inside an Aurora workplace Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers. Police say the gunman died in an exchange of fire with police who rushed to the scene.

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Aurora Shooter Had An Illegal Gun

The Illinois man who killed five people at his workplace Friday had his firearm license revoked years ago. But he was able to keep his gun.
Gary Martin

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Police: Aurora Gunman Likely Knew He Was Being Fired

Henry Pratt Company's CEO confirmed the gunman was being terminated on Friday “for a culmination of various workplace rules violations."
Ken Nordine

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‘Word Jazz’ Creator And Host Ken Nordine Dies

Nordine died Saturday at the age of 98. His unparalleled baritone voice guided WBEZ listeners through "Word Jazz" for more than 40 years.
Chicago Public Schools is offering students with severe disabilities high school choices for the first time after prodding by parents and advocates but CPS says it won’t transport students long distances.

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Advocates: Chicago Public Schools Offering Special Ed Families A Hollow Choice

CPS agrees to give students with severe disabilities high school choices for first time but won’t transport them long distances.
Tracy Drake is an archival specialist and the exhibit curator at Woodson Library. Drake said the branch is especially special to her because she did research from high school through graduate school there.

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Library Exhibit Aims To Show Community Service Of Black Panther Party

‘All Power to the People: Celebrating the Legacy of the Illinois Black Panther Party’ opens Feb. 16 at Woodson Regional Library.
Water Department

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After Price Hikes, Thousands In Chicago Are Without Water

Chicago's rising water costs caused over 150,000 water shutoffs since 2007, mostly in low-income, black and Latino neighborhoods.
A graphic of an anonymous face with question marks underneath

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Which Chicago Mayoral Candidate Do You Agree With Most?

We sent the candidates yes or no questions. Now, you can answer them too — and compare the results.
Rod Blagojevich phone call

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Part 4: The Tapes

The FBI recorded Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's phone calls for almost six weeks. What they heard shocked them.

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