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Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

Some 35,000 Chicago teachers and city workers will strike on Thursday if there is no contract deal. Last updated at 10 p.m. on Oct. 14.
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Police: Chicago Man Who Killed 5 Wrote Threatening Notes

Authorities said that a Chicago man who gunned down five of his neighbors left notes suggesting he was planning an act of violence.


Chicago’s Popular Scooter Pilot Ends Tuesday

In total, 772,450 scooter rides were taken during the four-month trial period — that’s an average of about 7,000 rides per day.
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Floods, Carp, And Crap: The Environmental Impacts Of The Chicago River Reversal

The effects of the groundbreaking engineering feat are still being felt today — as far as the Gulf of Mexico.
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Samantha Power Reflects On Balancing Ideals, Politics And Consequences

Samantha Power’s new memoir gives insight into the complexities of trying to influence U.S. policy at the highest levels of government.
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Unredacted Search Warrant Shows Feds’ Sprawling Probe Into Illinois State Senator

Federal agents sought information on ComEd, a speed camera company, video gambling machines, and more.


Chicago Teachers Union Says It Sees A Path To Avert A Strike

The union says it modified its demands around staffing and class sizes. Both sides said they are committed to reaching a deal.
Chicago teachers plan to strike Oct. 17 if they can't reach a contract deal with Chicago Public Schools.


Chicago School Leaders Pushing Non-Economic Demands In Talks

In contract talks, Chicago Public Schools is trying to end a midyear transfer option for teachers, saying it says hurts struggling schools.
Runners start the Bank of America Chicago on Marathon Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Chicago.


Kenya's Brigid Kosgei Sets World Marathon Record In Chicago

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event.
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StoryCorps Chicago: What I Learned From Meeting Nelson Mandela

Johann Buis was born in South Africa during apartheid. At StoryCorps, he tells his daughters what he learned after meeting Nelson Mandela.
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Newly Released Documents Detail Top Cop’s Role In Shooting That Shook Chicago

When Johnson saw video of Officer Jason Van Dyke killing Laquan McDonald, he didn’t object to a narrative that the shooting was justified.


Episode 4: What Really Happened At The Honey Baked Ham

Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

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