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SUE Returns To The Field Museum

SUE, the T. Rex, is back and bigger than before.
A March 23, 2018 photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a resident in Providence, R.I., as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. Local officials from the City of Chicago and Cook County are working with advocacy groups to ensure a robust count in the Chicago area.


Local Officials Playing Catch Up To Get Chicago-Area Residents Ready For The Next Census

With federal funding and political representation at stake, officials say it’s important to ensure that all communities are counted in 2020.
CPD Deputy Director of News Affairs and Communications on Twitter


2 Chicago Police Officers Die After Being Struck By Metra Train On South Side

Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were fatally struck by a train as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far So...
Portrait of Manaja Miller


Illinois Universities Target Students Who Are Admitted But Don't Go

Manaja Miller is among the thousands of Illinois students who get into state universities each year but don’t end up enrolling anywhere.
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Curious City

Where Six Chicago Streets Got Their Names (And Pronunciations!)

Hint: If you want a Chicago street named after you, it helps to know a real estate developer — or be married to one!
Portraits of three members of the Montford Point Marines Association in uniform


The First Black Marines Are At Risk Of Losing Their Chicago Veterans Center

The Montford Point Marines broke barriers as the first black men in the Marines. Now, they face another challenge.
Mandë Holford searches for deadly sea snails and harvests their venom in her lab. Peptides in snail venom can be used to treat pain and slow the growth of cancerous liver tumors. (Left: Photo by Denis Finnin/American Museum of Natural History; Right: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr)


Mandë Holford: Killer Snail Hunter

Snail venom is being used to treat pain and slow the growth of cancerous liver tumors. Dr. Mandë Holford is a venomous snail hunter.
Russell Ainsworth, Loevy & Loevy attorney


DCFS Sued For 'Warehousing' Children In Psychiatric Hospitals

A class-action lawsuit accuses the state Department of Children and Family Services of keeping kids in psychiatric hospitals too long.
Razor wire lines a walkway at an Illinois prison on Dec. 22, 2009.


He Didn’t Have A Death Sentence, But That’s What He Got

After her son’s death in an Illinois prison, Sheila Fane got a call. Her nephew had now also died behind bars. She went looking for answers.
Ed Burke


Facing Federal Heat, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke Gets Help From Famed Lawyers

After the FBI raided his offices last month, Chicago’s most powerful alderman turned to two former federal prosecutors, sources told WBEZ.
Myaor Rahm Emanuel speaks with reporter Becky Vevea about his top priorities before leaving office.


Emanuel’s Pension Plan Draws Ire Of Chicago Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidates largely reject constitutional pension change, but support city casino and recreational marijuana.

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