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A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in 2018.

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Bill Proposes New Fees On Uber, Lyft To Pay For McCormick Place Expansion

McCormick Place leaders are pitching a major expansion to Illinois state lawmakers — funded in part by rideshare customers.
Fenton School District 100 AP

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Suburban School District Wins AP District Of The Year

Fenton School District 100 in Bensenville enrolled more students in AP courses and improved scores.
Portraits of three CPS students

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Dissecting The Soaring Graduation Rate For Black Boys In Chicago

The rate is up 18 percentage points over five years. But a look behind the numbers reveals a complicated story.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

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Lack Of Latinos At Cook County Hinders Preckwinkle’s Chicago Mayoral Bid

Latino leaders like U.S. Rep. “Chuy” Garcia say the lack of Hispanics in Preckwinkle’s administration pushed them to endorse Lori Lightfoot.
Boeing 737 Max jets are grounded at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on March 14.

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Boeing Fights To Restore Reputation After Plane Crashes

How did Boeing get here, and how can it recover from this crisis of confidence?
Ariana Grande Wango Tango

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Lollapalooza Headliners Include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino

Other major acts at the summer festival in Grant Park will include Twenty One Pilots, the Strokes, Tame Impala and Flume.
Khalil Muhammad case

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Mayoral Candidates Question Keeping Cop Who Wrongly Shot Teen

The candidates are expressing concern over the decision to keep a cop on the job after it was determined he wrongfully shot a disabled teen.
Commissioned artists look on as police torture survivor Anthony Holmes speaks about “Still Here: Torture, Resiliency and the Art of Memorializing,” which he co-curated and features the artists' proposals for a public memorial.

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Art Exhibit Honors Victims Of Chicago Police Torture

A South Side gallery showcases works highlighting the resilience of black and brown men who were tortured into making false confessions.
Lincoln Yards rendering 2

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If Your Issue Is Affordable Housing, Do You Support Chicago’s Lincoln Yards?

With rising rents pushing residents out of their neighborhoods, affordable housing groups are making choices about supporting Lincoln Yards.
CPS logo

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32 Chicago Public Schools To Get $32 Million For New Programs

The schools will focus on fine and performing arts, dual language, STEM, the International Baccalaureate program and personalized learning.
An illustration of a hand holding a cell phone with an email notification that reads "Your Application: Click here to learn your fate ..."

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College Acceptance Via Text. College Rejection Via Email.

For many teens, social media is one more arena to navigate during the stressful college decision process.
Ald. Ameya Pawar

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In Chicago Treasurer’s Race, Ald. Pawar Dinged For Low City Council Attendance

Pawar has one of the worst attendance rates in the City Council, according to a WBEZ analysis with The Daily Line.
In the play ‘Not for Sale 2.0,’ Rebekah Roberts plays Susan Sokolov, who takes advantage of cheaper rent to open a business in the west side neighborhood.

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Play At Humboldt Park Theater Takes On Changes In Neighborhood

‘Not for Sale 2.0’ explores how longtime Humboldt Park residents try to maintain its Puerto Rican roots amid neighborhood changes.
Graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago picket along Halsted Street on Tuesday.

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UIC Grad Students On Strike

Teaching assistants say they do the work of professors for little pay. The union said most classes taught by grad students were canceled.

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