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‘Gender Is Irrelevant’: Jodie Whittaker On The New ‘Doctor Who’

The new star of ‘Doctor Who’ says being a woman isn’t what makes her unqualified for the role: “I’m playing an alien with two hearts.”
A report by the Illinois Department of Public Health is part of a national effort to standardize how maternal deaths are reviewed and prevented.

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IDPH Releases First-Ever Report On State’s Maternal Mortality Rate

A new public health report shows black women are six times as likely as white women to die from a pregnancy-related death.
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9 Things To Know About The $1B Mega Millions

The money, the odds, the taxes -- lots to think about as the Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion.
CPS logo shown at the Chicago Public Schools headquarters.

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CPS Expected To Get Extra $75M Windfall From City

The school district is slated to get extra cash from special taxing districts called TIFs. CPS likely will use it to avoid some borrowing.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker addresses the crowd after winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary over a field of five others Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Chicago with lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton.

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Staffers’ Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination Within Pritzker’s Campaign

Field workers, nine black and one Latina, claim Pritzker’s campaign is a “cesspool” of racial conflict. Pritzker denies the allegations.
Mather high school hallway

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New Grades Coming For Illinois Schools: ‘Exemplary’ To ‘Lowest Performing’

On Oct. 31, each school will receive a performance rating from the state — the first ratings issued under a new federal education law.
Voters cast their ballots for Illinois' primary at an early voting polling place in Chicago on Jan. 27, 2010.

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Cook County Judicial Voting Guide

Judges affect prison time, contracts, and divorce. Injustice Watch gives you information to decide which should stay or go.

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